Magician Comedy Club
I mentioned in a previous post that I was performing a couple of shows in a comedy club. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about delivering lines and audience management in these situations.
I did a 25 minutes set at each show and had to restructure my routines to fit the settings. People go to a comedy club first and foremost to laugh. I don’t think that I am funny however I think the fun in a magic performance comes from the effect. This means laughter in a magic show is many times the relief for astonishment. Naturally you also get laughs from audience interaction.
In a comedy club the audience will talk back more than at a corporate event which, for me, makes it more interesting because you don’t know the outcome. In one of my routines I borrow a SGD 50 bill and I ask specifically for it. This time I had a Gentleman in the audience who pulled out US 50. Immediately you have a great conflict. Can the magician still do the trick or not. Well…you have to watch the show to find out. I am looking forward to perform at comedy clubs more in the future.