46 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Gag
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Dr. Edward G. Ervin Comedy Slate Test humorous message appears on one of two slates The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 33
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke, spectator choked if he does not complyRelated to Do That Again! 17
Len Barker Phoney Telepathy gag routine, one sucker Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 2) 4
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Sydney Bergson Psychiatrix comedy drawings, stack some are selected and divinedInspired by
  • Roger Price's Droodles
Mentalism & Its Presentation 33
Paul Marcus The Tehunga's Secret comedy routine, question is answered, answer appears on unknown language on slate and performer translates The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 339
George McLean Colorvision Gag practical joke with colorvisionRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 2) 306
Roy Johnson Burst comedy routine, stack of picture and word cards, one is predicted and water appears from card Second Time Around 6
Roy Johnson, Morty Rudnick The Schmuck Prediction! four way out prediction envelope, "all schmucks choose ..." Second Time Around 39
Anthony Raven Number, Please apparently telephone number is divined, 'my number' The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 138) 689
Larry Becker Snakes Alive comedy routine, no gag and spring snakes in tins in combination with "just chance"Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's "Four Color Chance" marketed through Supreme Magic, 1977.
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 26
Gene "Phantini" Grant The Impossible Thrown-Out Deck tossed out deck gag Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 104
Phillip Young It's Gone Astray marked coin under ashtray, joke Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 32
Steve Beam Lock & Key producing a lock, to add humor to a prediction, wordplay The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 9
Steve Beam Math comedy prediction, unsolvable math question, in envelope The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 1) 14
Steve Beam Name-Calling toy license plates, performer tries to divine spectator's name, holds up wrong plate and puts it in an envelope, name on plate transforms into name of spectator, comedy routine The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 17
Stephen Tucker Letraset magician's gag, prediction faking to write with a nail writer Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 21) 401
Thomas Alan Waters, Stanley Collins Kineslate gag divination, won turns into one on a slate Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 748
Steve Beam Bird Brain joke, dove poops as many times as thought of number, see p. 421 for comment an alternative effectRelated toVariations The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 24) 419
Karrell Fox The "Just Right" Prediction "You are right" on prediction changes into name of actual card My Latest Book 96
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Dunninger Dove gag, variation, bird on a perchInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 481
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number Hardcore 80
Philip T. Goldstein True Hue colors on cards used for selection of a color, this is predicted, includes sucker gag prediction New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 2) 8
Steve Beam Fantasy Vacation I vacation prediction, no gag, spectator sits on envelope The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 809
Thomas Alan Waters No/No. named number is predicted in sealed envelope, with No gag, carbon envelope, first published in "Magick" No. 442, 1990Related to
  • Gene Grant's "Vision of the Future" in "Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets", 1960
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 454
Al Mann The Street Challenges answer when someone says "Tell me what I am thinking" Challenges 4
Joseph Dunninger, Marvin Miller Destiny's Diciple with addition by Marvin Miller (see reference)Related toAlso published here Challenges 5
Unknown Yes-No Gag The Warpsmith Returns 6
Karl Fulves Greeting Card Wisdom gag cards with prediction of date of birth, has to be known in advance The Fine Print (Issue 6) 161
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 1) 8
Quentin Reynolds A Clever Party Stunt psychological game à la the Cube, kokology Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 6) 9
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Comedy - Club - Routine presentation for Key-R-Rect, with lots of gags, and apparently divining spectator's phone number Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 8) 1
Philip T. Goldstein Automantic deck with message cards, two cards are selected and they predict an actionVariations Northeast 3
Philip T. Goldstein Automantic deck with message cards, two cards are selected and they predict an action Texas Notes 4
Philip T. Goldstein Automantic deck with message cards, two cards are selected and they predict an action Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 6
David Berglas Would You Make a Reliable Witness? routine with Reality/Fantasy ambigram, Lubor Fiedler's Posi-Negative and stroop-effect, people read words and experience them differently then others The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 364
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die Saint Louis Notes 4
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends Random Acts of Magic 285
Ronnie Lee The Proof one of three silks chosen, predicted, with three gag predictionsRelated to Prolix (Issue 7) 448
Patrick Page A Prediction yes / no prediction, envelope Magic Page by Page 286
Patrick Page The Legend gag prediction, picture of celebrity in a frame Magic Page by Page 287
Robert Orben, Terry Herbert The Baby Gag classic baby gag Magic Page by Page 298
Mel Bennett Alliance "A Forceful Routine"
number prediction on clock, tie gag
Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 69
Dee Christopher BPQS gag message appears on spoon after spoon bending The Blackpool Prediction 42
Kevin Ho Ni__a Please thought projection gag Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 24
John Lovick Saint Jack cards with predictions, any selected one becomes true, clown nose sight gag finaleInspired by The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 99