Closure…

Material cycles in and out of my show fairly frequently. One trick that has been out of the show for a while is my Applause Please trick. This is my version of milk in lightbulb that uses an applause sign instead of a lamp. I took this out of my show a bit after I … Continue reading “Closure…”

Material cycles in and out of my show fairly frequently. One trick that has been out of the show for a while is my Applause Please trick. This is my version of milk in lightbulb that uses an applause sign instead of a lamp. I took this out of my show a bit after I started selling it to magicians.


Currently I have a need for the trick in the show. In my color changing handkerchief routine at the end when the original handkerchief is gone, the audience is left missing some closure to the trick. What I’m doing is using the applause sign throughout the show, then when it comes to the end of the color changing handkerchief routine the silk reappears from the lightbulb.


I’m hoping the reappearance of the silk will be a better end of the routine for the audience. Always look at your show and try to find things that don’t feel right and try to fix them, don’t settle for just OK.

Taking it Further

If you’ve ever seen my lecture, the main point of it is how can you take the magic that you do one step further.  That next step could be method, could be presentation, or the look of the trick.  That’s something I try to do with everything I do in my show. It’s this thinking … Continue reading “Taking it Further”

If you’ve ever seen my lecture, the main point of it is how can you take the magic that you do one step further.  That next step could be method, could be presentation, or the look of the trick.  That’s something I try to do with everything I do in my show.

It’s this thinking that’s led to the creation of all of my marketed tricks.  For example in the Evaporation trick, I needed to make some liquid vanish for my liquid in light bulb trick which is marketed under the name Applause Please.  This trick takes the milk in light bulb a step further.

I didn’t like the look of a milk pitcher and went out to search for other solutions.  A “ghost bottle” wasn’t practical for what I was doing.  After many different designs the Evaporation as it is now has created.

How are you going to take whatever you do a step further?

Louie