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Stand-Up Comedy Magic Video (Rich Marotta)

  • Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE
  • Category: COMEDY
  • Product Type: VIDEO DOWNLOAD

Rich Marotta is a successful magician and comedian. On this video he discusses the secrets of comedy and magic while performing and teaching some of his best routines.

The video starts with Rich performing at a comedy club where he does his entire 30-minute stand-up comedy magic act that is full of his many original routines, jokes and gags.

In addition to explaining how everything works, how to construct the props and all the techniques used, Rich also gives great advice on how to create and structure a stand-up comedy show.

Routines Performed & Explained:
Paper Strip: You show a strip of paper with all your show notes. You then burn it, explaining that you will do the show from memory. But when you forget what comes next you grab the ashes and restore the list.
Mugged: Rich’s popular routine where he recounts a mugging where he was robbed of his watch, ring and cash. Magically the items vanish from the robber’s ski mask and appear back on his wrist, finger and back in his wallet.
Best Trick: You place a bottle of salad dressing into a paper bag, wave your hand and it changes into a ketchup bottle. You repeat this a few times until the audience begins to suspect that you have two bottles. That is when you crumple the bag, proving that the ketchup bottle has disappeared.
Lasso Card Trick: A card is selected and returned to the deck. The deck is tossed into a paper bag. A rope is used to form a loop and lowered into the bag. When the rope is pulled out of the bag the selected card is seen lassoed on the rope.
Card In Orange: A spectator selects a card and tears it into quarters. The pieces are tossed into a handkerchief. All the pieces vanish but one. An Orange is selected by a spectator and the vanished pieces are found inside the Orange, where they have restored themselves… except for the missing piece that is held by the spectator.
Onear: A funny mindreading effect where you apparently hear what card a spectator whispered to their friend by using a giant fake ear.

Routines performed but not explained: Fish Bowl Production, Cigarette Sequence, Center Cut, McCombical Prediction, Business Cards To Pocket and The Stretching Tongue.

WARNING: Contains adult language and many sexual references. Even though these routines are geared toward comedy club audiences, they can just as easily be performed for a family audience or even kid shows… as long as you change the patter.

A Meir Yedid Magic Product. Produced by A-1 MagicalMedia. Original release date: 1999. Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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  1. Rich Marotta’s Stand-Up Comedy Magic

Media Type Digital Lesson

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