"Possibly the best book ever to be written on modern Stand-up Comedy Magic. I wish I’d had it 20 years ago." —John Archer
Ian Keable is a popular British stand-up comedy magician. He has won the British Magical Champion of Comedy and was given a Variety Award for Best Magician. He's also made numerous appearances on television and radio and was the editor of the underground OPUS magic magazine.
Ever wanted to make that leap from entertaining a few people to several hundred?
Ever wanted to make your audience laugh so much that they remember you as much for your comedy as your magic?
Ever wanted to earn your living as a stand-up?
Stand-Up, A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic explains all the techniques required to achieve these goals. It is a step by step manual on how to combine comedy with magic, from writing original lines through to developing your stage persona to maximizing the benefits of audience participation.
But this book is no theoretical treatise; it is based on "real world" experience, supported by numerous contributions from today's top stand-ups. From the novice first starting out in magic to the seasoned professional, here is a book that all performers can learn from.
“The advice in your book is excellent, anybody aspiring to be a stand-up magician will gain a huge amount from it.” —Noel Britten
All copies sold by Vanishing Inc. Magic are signed by Ian Keable. 288 pages with 16 additional pages of color photos.