In a few days on 10/23/20 at 8pm I’ll be performing on The CW’s Masters of Illusion television show. When I had the opportunity to pitch them some routines, I chose things that had some unique visuals. Tricks that weren’t just a card or coin trick, but offered something more.
One of the tricks that I pitched to the producers of the show was the card trick that I do with a dinosaur costume! It’s a very unique trick visually, and it’s just a fun routine.
Look at the picture above, look at my face inside the costume. I’m having a blast! That’s something that I think is important, even though no one can really see me, I’m performing as if they can see me. More importantly, I’m having fun! That fun is project to the audience, even though they can’t see me!
Whatever you do, have fun. Fun is the secret sauce that makes or breaks most performers.
A couple of days ago I wrote about a post about the License Plate Prediction trick (you can read it here). I was thinking about it some more and came up with another, probably better presentation. The idea is that in high school you named your car. You have a list of the top baby names from the year you bought your car. You run scissors down the list and they saw stop whenever they want. You cut the list at that point. They read the first name from where the list was cut and end up matching your license plate.
This would simply be the trick where you have the list of names printed upside down. So when you cut the list, the name at the top where they think you cut it is actually the last name on your list. That’s a simple and effective force for a trick like this that is list bases.
I think there’s tons of room for fun in this trick. “I named my car “Carl” and would tell my mom that carl and I are going out. It was month before she realized that Carl wasn’t real.”
Now that I’ve got the hook and the method, it’s just a matter of writing the script and testing it out.