John Archer is one of Vanishing Inc's very favorite comedy magicians. The energy he puts into every performance is amazing. He's insanely funny, but unlike many other comedy magicians, he also really thinks about his magic.
Collard is a comedy effect (expect no other with John Archer) where you bring out a cuddly toy dog and tell the audience that it needs a name. The audience work together to create a random name, which really is a free choice. A spectator then takes a look at the dog's name tag: amazingly it has the freely selected name written on it.
You'll learn a lot from this routine. It's easy to perform and its construction allows you to have a lot of fun with your audience. It's the perfect way to add an entertaining and fooling five minutes to your act.