Continuing the last few days work on to the hopefully have a working Ring on Rubber Band trick, I’ve tweaked some of the jokes a little bit. I changed some of the punchlines and streamlined the script to tighten it up.
“This is the most expensive trick I do. The rubber band cost me 37 cents, but the ring cost me half of everything I own. The ring represents the 18 years I’ve been married and the a rubber band which memorializes the one time I bought broccoli …just to let it rot in the crisper”
Show ring and rubber band. The rubber band is around your left index and thumb. Point to the sides of the rubber band as you say:
“This rubber band has two sides, just like congress…the Senate and the deep state.”
“The ring will go through each side of the rubber band defying the restraining order I got from the laws of physics.”
Push the ring through the first side of the rubber band
“Through one side, that’s the easy side. It’s the bunny slope of the rubber band. The second side is the most difficult, it’s the Mount Everest of Magic. Three men have died trying this next part, but they all had preexisting conditions…and latex allergies.”
Push the ring through the second side of the rubber band.
“Like Coachella, we’ll take it off one band at a time.”
Pull the ring off the rubber band one side at a time.
“and that’s how I wrote my wedding off on my taxes!”
The script is a bit better. I’m not happy with the the “Coachella” line between the on and off phases. Right now that’s a place holder for something better.
The hard thing about right now with COVID restrictions is that I can’t just go out to a bar and try it out and get feedback from real people. The trying and tweaking phase is much clunkier and time consuming.