Finding the Funny
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A professional entertainer's guide to improvisation, ad-libs, and audience interaction! Learn the techniques to creating inspired moments of comedy, and getting the best out of your audience volunteers.
This guidebook will help the practiced magician, juggler, clown and other entertainers add the sparkle of spontaneity to their performances.
You'll learn the techniques to developing a quick wit and discovering opportunities for comedy at every turn. It covers strategies for adding funny moments into your show, and practice techniques for sharpening your skills. How to write and develop new routines using improvisation. The secrets to letting every audience volunteer be at their best to create hilarious moments of comedy and interaction.
If you want to improve your performances, and have a stronger connection with your audiences, this book will help you get you there. Includes:
- Choose To Improvise
- Nuts & Bolts of Improvisation
- Real World Improvisation
- Improvising Your Way Out Of Problems
- Writing Through Improvisation
- Practicing Improvisation
- How To Begin Improvising
- Working With Audience Members
- Wrapping It Up
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Customer reviews for Finding the Funny
Ryan's book teaches you to let go of your ego onstage, and create a welcoming environment for all audience participants. It is not just for magicians but for any performer who using audience volunteers. I know the knowledge I've gained from reading it will help me in my next performance.
Although I confess I haven't read this book, while I wait for it I will tell you that I saw him years ago at a Canadian convention, and I have followed his work since then. Ryan is a thoughtful, intelligent guy who writes extremely well. He thinks outside the box, and I am positive I'm going to love this book. VERY excited for it to arrive!
AMAZING information, and to my knowledge, nobody within magic has written about this slant of humor. A very important book for those looking to improve their comedy onstage.
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