Magic Show Openers…

Last week I saw a lot of concerts and one thing that I noticed is all of the performers got right into what they do. No lengthy intros, just BAM right into it!

Sadly soo many magicians don’t do get into it right away. Their opening lines are way too long and don’t do anything. If there’s a laugh, or character building, that’s great and acceptable. Unfortunately magicians like to talk for 3 mins about quantum whatever that they really have no knowledge about before they get to the trick. When you walk onstage you need to give the audience something. Your opening lines aren’t a good spot for giving the audience a fake science talk. It doesn’t establish you at all, sure it may justify the trick, but there’s time for that…and that’s deeper in the show, not your opener.

I don’t believe you need to open with a “flash opener”, but something a little bit quicker than a 20 minute bill in lemon routine. A good option that’s not a flash trick is opening with some stand up comedy about yourself or the venue gives the audience something (a laugh).

Save the TED talk for deeper in your show.


2 thoughts on “Magic Show Openers…”

  1. I agree 100% with this. I have said it for years but this is the first time I have ever seen it mentioned. They justify this nonsense with the twaddle that the audience have to “get to know you” but then they have never worked the places I have. You have to establish yourself within seconds of getting on that stage. No more than a few seconds of opening yapping and then get on with the bloody thing.

    1. Exactly!

      The audience needs to get to know you, but you have to give them something interesting before you start telling them your blood type!


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