COMEDY MAGIC


FUNKEN RING (METAL HAND SHAKER)

A neat little gimmick which operates with clockwork and a flint.   Wind up the spring, remove the key, then grip the gimmick in the fingers via the ring.  Press a catch and a stream of sparks shoot out through the gap in your fingers.  Use it when you pick up the microphone or any electrical apparatus.  Do an impression of a fireater with a bad cough, or an electrician in the toilet!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

PRICE £9.50 PLUS £1.00 POST AND PACKING

 


 

FRENCH ARM CHOPPER

Invented by U. F. Grant many years ago this has been improved by Wilkie Dee to provide a very funny additional finale.  A frame is shown and a large blade is passed for examination.  A spectator places their hand into the hole in the frame and a carrot is placed in holes at either side of the frame.  A bag is fastened to the front of the frame. After some by play the blade is dropped down onto the spectator’s hand and the HAND IS SEEN TO DROP OFT INTO THE BAG.  Yes, the REAL HAND drops down into the bag.  The carrots at either side have been chopped in half.  The performer now appears to have trouble pulling the blade back up, but when he finally manages it the audience will scream with fear because the spectator’s fingers are stuck to the blade.  If the spectator has not fainted by now, you manage to repair their hand and send them back to their seat in one piece.  This is a large well made prop which can be played for laughs or seriously.  Easy to work.

PRICE £98.00 PLUS £5.00 POST AND PACKING


 FOO CAN

Here is a very versatile piece of equipment which can be used for many tricks.  It consists of a nicely chromed Milk Churn with a handle.  It uses the ‘unspillable inkwell’ principle so that any liquid poured into the can could be made to vanish.  Alternatively, the can may be shown empty by turning it upside down and rattling the wand inside it, then a large quantity of liquid can immediately be produced.  It can also be used as the classic ‘Lota Vase’ being constantly shown empty but then producing ‘shot’ after shot of liquid.  By using one of these you can apparently pour water into a spectator’s ear at one side of his head then get him to tilt his other ear into the can and produce the water from the other ear - the water apparently having passed through his head. By using one of our FUNNELS you can also create a terrific comedy routine, finally producing the water from the spectator’s elbow or knee.  This is a classic piece of apparatus which you will enjoy using.

PRICE £29.00 PLUS £2.00 POST AND PACKING


 COMEDY FUNNY FUNNEL


This chromed funnel can be used in many different ways.  Our new type design means that the funnel will VANISH and PRODUCE LIQUID.  It is built on the ‘unspillable inkwell’ type principle so that liquid can be poured into the funnel and it apparently goes through the spout and into an opaque beaker or down a person’s trousers, immediately the funnel can be turned upside down to prove it is empty.  By turning the spout slightly the liquid can be reproduced from a person’s elbow etc.  Our COMEDY ROUTINE details how a the funnel is placed into a spectator’s trouser waist band, they are asked to drop a coin into the funnel whilst being balanced on his head.  As he balances the coin you pour a glass of beer/pop into the funnel and ‘down inside his trousers’.  As he tries to drop the coin into the funnel you pull the funnel out of his trousers and turn it upside down.  You apologise for cheating and point out you have also ‘drunk’ his prize - the glass of beer/pop.  Put the funnel under his elbow and pump his arm to reproduce the beer/pop and present it to the spectator.  You can also present a funny routine called ‘Brainwashed’ or Water on the Brain.  You can present this with or without our FOO CAN advertised elsewhere in this catalogue.  This is a very versatile piece of apparatus made in brass and chrome plated.  THIS DESCRIPTION USES OUR SUPER FUNNEY FUNNEL (this will  vanish and reproduce liquid poured into it).

PRICE £25.00 PLUS £2.00 POST AND PACKING


WATER ON THE BRAIN

         LAUGHS GALORE
If you entertain children, Mums and Dads, Grans and Grandads or hardened teenagers - this outfit will give you 10 minutes of side-splitting magical fun of the highest quality.
THIS IS WHAT YOU DO:- Pour the contents of a bottle into a shown empty can.  Put a piece of thin card over the mouth of the can and then turn the can upside down - keeping your hand on the card to prevent the water running out. You then place the inverted can on the top of a spectator’s head ... that gets a hell of a laugh before you even start.
Watch out:- He’s slowly sliding away the card from under the can - this you do, and of course, with a situation like this they laugh even louder.  There’s this spectator with an inverted can of water balanced on his head ... he dare not move for fear of getting a ducking.  The reason for removing the card from under the can is because the INSTRUCTIONS ARE WRITTEN ON IT.  When the card is read it says DO NOT REMOVE THIS CARD.  Then you have a bright idea.  The water will be on the spectator’s brain, so if you pump his arm it may drain the water off. 
You now pick up an empty funnel.  This is placed under the elbow of the spectator and you begin to use his arm like a beer pump.  As you pump away LIQUID BEGINS TO POUR OUT OF THE FUNNEL FROM HIS ELBOW.  The can is lifted from his head - it is empty.  But just a
minute ... you look into the spectator’s ear and see that some water is still left on his brain.  You ask the spectator to tip his ear into the can and shake his head slightly.  After a short time he stops and you now pour out some liquid from the can.  Tell the spectator to ensure he does not get water on the brain again he had better wear PUMPS.
You receive a chromed Foo Can and a chromed Funnel along with a full routine to work this vary funny masterpiece.  The routine is based on one which Ken Brooke used to perform and is tried and tested.

PRICE £49.00 PLUS £4.00 POST AND PACKING


DIPPY DUCK

We now stock a fine model of this classic trick.  But DEREK LEVER has evolved a very funny routine with a SCREAMINGLY FUNNY FINALE which we guarantee will bring the house down.  The finale can be used for both children and adults.  For those who do not know the trick here is the effect.  The Duck is introduced and the performer demonstrates his skill at ventriloquism (?). Then the Duck drinks a glass of milk and finally a playing card is chosen and replaced back into the pack.  The Duck (after much comedy business), attempts to find the card.  He does eventually, but in the process creates gales of laughter and makes the magician look a complete idiot.  Dippy Duck has always been a good trick, but the finale of having him find three chosen cards was an ANTI-CLIMAX since it lacked a good COMEDY FINISH.  Derek’s routine is the answer.  The Duck may be purchased on it’s own complete with the comedy routine and the special cards.  If you require the special tumbler for the Duck to drink the milk this costs extra.

PRICE £65.00 PLUS £4.00 POST AND PACKING            

MILK TUMBLER £6.00


WHAT'S NEXT

A jumbo card is shown to the audience.  It has one spot on one side and four spots on the other.  It is shown again to have three spots on one side and six on the reverse side! The magician proceeds to explain to the audience how the trick is done and everyone thinks they understand - that is until they find out that he has been fooling them.  The real surprise is at the finish, when eight spots are found on the reverse side.  The spots seem to appear out of thin air!
This trick used to be very expensive, because it was manufactured by hand.  Now with the help of modern machinery, our version is unbelievably good value; and the appearance and working are as good as ever.

PRICE £25.00 PLUS £2.00 POST AND PACKING


GROWING TIE

Wearing an ordinary tie - or a “Four in Hand” as our American friends have it, the performer appears to get a bit ‘het up’.  First he pushes his tie up ... then he gets hot under the collar and loosens it. Later he realises it is untidy ... and adjusts it again, and to everyone's astonishment it seems to be growing!
Yes, it actually grows about six inches every time he touches it.
The KNOT REMAINS TIED BUT THE ENDS STILL GROW DOWN, DOWN and DOWN!
Now it’s at his waist ... soon nearly to his knees, and finally nearly to his ankles.  The funny part is that everyone notices it except the performer!  The audience fairly hoot with laughter and after all this is what you want, isn’t it?
Put on in a moment.  No threads or suchlike to pull.  Self working.  A marvel of simplicity ... and a genuine tailored tie.

PRICE £10.00 PLUS £1.00 POST AND PACKING


BREATH TEST

The ‘Breath Test’ is always topical and now you can produce some really strong magic and obtain a big belly laugh with this neat close-up effect.  The principle is old but this new dressing will fool even the knowing ones.
A stack of printed cards is shown, the face card depicts a breath-test kit.  A spectator is invited to place his signature on the face, card of the stack.  He is asked to breathe onto the breath-test kit picture, the card is removed from the stack and placed face down on the table. After allowing a few seconds for the result to develop, the spectator turns the card over and now written across the breath tester is the word SLOSHED.  The card bears his signature. Very easy to perform, no moves of any kind.

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MYSTIC SPOON

The principle used is similar to the ‘Breath-Test trick', but the effect is rather different.  You outline how some people such as Uri Geller are able to bend spoons at will.  You offer to show them how the heat from a person’s hand can cause a spoon to bend.  A stack of printed cards with normal straight spoon pictures on them is displayed.  A spectator signs the face card and it is removed from the stack and placed face down on the table.  The spectator instantly places his hand over the card.  When the card is turned over the spoon on the card is now completely BENT and his signature is still on the card. Easy to do, no sleight of hand.

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TRICKY TURVY BOTTLES
 

A “Do As I Do" effect with 2 bottles and 2 cylinders.  The spectator follows your every move, but his bottle is always upside down.
Easy to do with the special apparatus and instructions enclosed.
 

 

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THE COMEDY CARD TRAP

The magic is quite unimportant with this effect as you are playing it for LAUGHS.  A card is chosen from a pack and returned into the deck.  A paper bag is shown and it is explained that inside the bag is a rat trap which has been set.  The cards are dropped into the bag as the performer explains that the trap has been trained to snap shut on the selected card.  The bag is shaken and nothing seems to be happening so finally the performer puts his hand inside the bag.  A loud SNAP is heard from inside the bag and the performer screams in agony as the trap is heard to snap on his fingers.  A bloody finger is drawn out of the bag ... but the performer insists on carrying on and when his hand is withdrawn from inside the bag it is seen that the rat trap is firmly fastened to his hand ... BUT under his hand is a playing card ... yes, it is the chosen one! A good comedy trick.

PRICE £18.00 PLUS £1.00 POST AND PACKING


THE SOUND GIZMO

The Sound Gizmo is, at this time, the smallest and loudest, digital sound recorder and player available, and can easily be concealed in your hand.  With it you can record voices and sounds and make them appear to be coming from inanimate objects.
To record: The Sound Gizmo will record a message 6 to 8 seconds long.  To record slide the mode selection switch on the back side to the Record position. Now firmly hold down the red trigger switch and speak into the end of the recorder.  When finished, release the trigger switch.
To play message: Slide the mode selection switch to the Play position.  Now press and release the trigger switch and your recording will be played back.
Erasing the recording: To erase the recording, simply record over your last recording.

PRICE £25.00 PLUS £1.00 POST AND PACKING


THE ELECTRONIC COMEDY EXPLODING BUDGIE BOX

Originated by Derek Lever in 1980 for his own act this item has proved to be one of the funniest comedy items ever.  Used by the late, great TOMMY COOPER in every show, he told us it was the funniest gag he had ever bought.  The performer goes through a funny routine and finally produces a rubber dove.  He states that he will make the dove vanish and goes over to a polished wooden box on the table.  Taking off the lid he places the dove into the box, replacing the lid he steps forward and exp1ains to the audience how he intends to make the dove disappear.  As he is talking there is a loud explosion and the entire box disintegrates and flies up into the air along with a cloud of FEATHERS and the DOVE which bounces around the stage. If your audience don’t laugh at that they must be DEAD.  The box can be used over and over again.  It is fired electronically by a timer and uses Miniature Size Stage Maroons which can be obtained from us or other suppliers.  If you want clever, clever magic then this is not for you.  If you want a guaranteed belly laugh then you are reading the right trick.

PRICE £125.00 PLUS £3.00 POST AND PACKING
MINIATURE MAROONS £33.00                


PASSE PASSE BOTTLES

This is one of the most hilarious tricks you have ever seen, and will certainly score a big hit with any audience.  It has stood the test of time, and as it has not been available for a long time, we now offer you an UP-TO-DATE STREAMLINED MODEL.
A Bottle of Wine and a Glass Tunbler are placed on a table and each is covered with a shown empty tube. On the command of the magician the Bottle and Glass change places. Then he waves his wand and they change back again.  On lifting the covers again the Bottle and Glass are seen back in their original places again.  The Bottle and Glass again CHANGE PLACES. and strange as it may seem, just as mysteriously they change back again.  The magician, looking very pleased with himself, offers to do it again for the last time.  He makes the Bottle and Glass change over when his attention is distracted by the stage manager whispering in the wings, as he has a message for the performer.  WHILE HIS BACK IS TURNED A STRANGE INDIVIDUAL CREEPS ON, AND WINKING AT THE AUDIENCE, HE STEALS THE BOTTLE AND RUNS OFF WITH IT!
The performer returns looking dismayed when he peeps into the tube and sees the state of things. However, being a real magician, he makes the magic pass hopefully, on lifting the covers again he finds THE BOTTLE AND GLASS HAVE RETURNED SUCCESSFULLY TO THEIR ORIGINAL POSITIONS!  Everything necessary supplied except the glasses. Very easy to do. Wine can actually be poured from the bottle during the performance.

PRICE £65.00 PLUS £2.00 POST AND PACKING


BREAKAWAY COMEDY PISTOL


Inject some COMEDY into your act. This wooden pistol is given to a spectator and when the trigger is pulled the barrel drops right off the pistol onto the floor. Assembled in seconds and can be used for kids or adults.
 

PRICE £18.50 PLUS £1.50 POST AND PACKING


ROCKY RACOON

If you want to make people LAUGH over and over again then this is for you.  Rocky is a lovely fur racoon which contains a large spring. By manipulating the spring inside his body and following the instructions given with him, you can get him to behave in a really crazy manner.  He will look at you, peer at the audience, eat from your hand, look from side to side, run up your arm and body and even jump into the audience.  Rocky comes with an illustrated handbook of instructions for handling him so that he appears to be ALIVE. Used by professionals throughout the world he’s a winner!

PRICE £32.00 PLUS £2.00 POST AND PACKING


COMEDY PEN

Don’t pass this by - it is a very, very funny gag.  You draw a shiny black ink line on a spectator’s white shirt and then just before he gets really annoyed you wipe the pen back across the ink and the line vanishes immediately.  Very easy to do - no chemicals etc.
 

PRICE £2.00 POST FREE


COMEDY WATCH WINDER

Still a great gag despite the fact that it has been around for many, many years. Offer to wind a spectator’s watch and as you turn the winder flick the wheel of the ‘watch winder' with your thumb.  A loud grinding noise is heard which will frighten the spectator to death.  Use it to wind your own watch or use it to move a spectator’s head from side to side as a grinding noise is heard.  You will find many uses for this.

PRICE £3.50 PLUS £1.00 POST AND PACKING

 


COMEDY PEN THRU' TONGUE

SIMON LOVELL

That raving nutter Simon Lovell has come up with a very funny stunt.  A ball point pen is freely shown and can be examined.  He lifts it up to his mouth as the other hand grabs his tongue.  Suddenly he thrusts the pen right through the tongue and out at the bottom.  Yes, the pen is clearly seen to be penetrating right through the tongue. Our hero grips the pen and slowly draws the pen out of his tongue and throws the pen on the table for examination.  The assembled throng fight their way through to the bar for a much needed brandy.  We supply everything necessary to perform this great little stunner.  Easy to do but big in effect.

PRICE £4.50 POST FREE


COMEDY BREAK-AWAY WAND
 

Here is one of the classic comedy props.  What many magicians do not realise however, is that it is just as funny when used on ADULTS as well as children.  The performer holds a solid looking wand in the MIDDLE and hands it to a spectator. When the spectator takes hold of it the wand immediately collapses and becomes broken.  When the magician takes it back and holds it the wand becomes rigid again and this may be repeated as desired.  The wand is manufactured in plastic and comes complete with a SPARE CORD and also the SMALL PIECE WHICH ENABLES YOU TO HOLD IT IN THE MIDDLE at the beginning.  Every magician should have a touch of humour in their act and this prop always gets a good belly laugh.

PRICE £5.00 PLUS £1.50 POST AND PACKING



 

 

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