492 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Gags
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke
1876 53
The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation
1889 93
The Cards that Cannot be Replaced cards that are replaced slide out again by themselves
1896 207
Carl Willmann Mephisto's Kartenspiel deck put on top of wine glass, wine comes out of deck and fills glass
Aug. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8)
Stanley Collins A Card Comedy card chosen and lost, spectator names number, card counted to, spectator claims it's not his card but deck shown as one-way deck, gag with stooge
1925 30
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
1927/28 15
Laurie Ireland A Sucker Card Trick
1931 13
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card
1932 40
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled
1935 18
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Letter "P" Trick No. 47, card and alphabet card are chosen, Queen produced from under performer's shoe, letter is P and the Queen starts to pee
1935 42
Clement de Lion The Danish Force comedy force with rising card rubber band gimmick or thread
1936 159
Franklin M. Chapman A Gag Five of Clubs selected, Six of Clubs produced from pocket (with obvious palming, sucker), but one spot is missing when full card is shown
1936 7
Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears out-jogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
Also published here 1938 11
Cedric The Bacchanalian Card Trick messages on card that suggest a round of drinks payed by one of the spectators
Sep. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 60)
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
The Jinx (Issue 99)
21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling
1940 37
Edward Victor Rising Card Gag card retreats back down into deck because spectator “stopped think of his card”
1940 ca. 34
Naming the Card Cut performer announces that he can immediately name any card cut to, deck secretly reversed under cover card
Variations 1942 10
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card
June 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 38)
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
  • Army or Rifle Shuffle
  • Overhand Shuffle
  • Russian Shuffle
  • Jewish Shuffle
  • Mexican Shuffle
  • Fancy Shuffle
  • You Shuffle It
  • Cut 'Em. Thanks!
  • Small Town Shuffle
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • A Marlo Gag
  • Take Any Card
Also published here 1944
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
Herb Runge Rising Sun Set card with flag, flag changes from a sun to the american flag, WW2 theme
July 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 64)
Dr. A. Heller Magnetic Fisherman selection is attracted to magnet
June 1944 55
Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Une Fantaisie story trick, cards with colors and pictures used
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2)
E. D. Wolff Mind Testing Deck
Variations 1945 152
Louis Tannen A Mindreading Joke cards are marked with big bold letters on the back
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card"
Oct. 1945 158
Clayton Rawson 1: Right in Front of Your Nose!
Also published here Feb. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 100)
Milbourne Christopher Giant Stab gag, stabbing card in side bag turns out to be only jumbo card
June 1946 224
Billy McComb William on the Subject of "Stung" sucker trick, card apparently vanished in trousers, version of Stung
1947 28
Billy McComb William's Comedy Card Flight spectator on stage puts card in stand, card vanishes and appears in envelope, everybody sees how it works except spectator on stage, paper balls over head type
1947 34
Kartenscherz!!! card divination, as gag
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 3&4)
Nelson A. Demers The Community Chest Card Trick or The Red Feather Card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Nothing At All! gag prediction, no card seen, blank card
Nov. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 163)
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Four Pips gag prediction, blank cards and pips in pocket
Dec. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 166)
Donovan W. Brown The Clatter Shuffle gag shuffle
Feb. 1948 393
Norman Houghton A Study in Frustration humorous presentation, spectator has to chose 51 cards from the deck, deck turns blank
Related to Nov. 1948 477
U. F. Grant Thirteen of Diamonds forcing Thirteen of Diamonds and Fourteen of Spades on two spectators and then making fun of them
Oct. 1948 8
Dr. F. W. van Klaveren Die betrogenen Betrüger story trick, a guy apparently got heckled, Aces found together in the deck
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 2&3)
John R. Boyko Cards Up the Sleeve Presentation
May 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 178)
An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards
1949 9
One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King
1949 12
What's On Your Mind? Six cards dealt to two people, each person get three cards - spectator always gets three Queens (spectator always thinking about women?)
1949 19
Milbourne Christopher Jumbo Climax six cards placed under handkerchief, performer fails to remove selection, finally selection is produced as a Jumbo card
Related to Mar. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Milbourne Christopher Jumbo Cards and Sleeves on Jumbo Climax, placing card up the sleeve comment
Related to Dec. 1949 610
McGregor A Gag with a Queen Queen forced, pretty girl picture at end of telescope, telescope used to divine card
Apr. 1949 14
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
May 1949 10
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
May 1949 12
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
June/July 1949 10
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Clayton Rawson The Jinx Card presentation about trouble-making card, spectator keeps selecting this card, it changes places with other selections, and turns over in the deck
July 1950 678
Hen Fetsch Betcha!
  • reading the date of a coin through a paper
  • predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
  • showing five kings in a deck
Also published here Aug. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 236)
Lu Brent Chlorophyl Gag Card card is green, gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
Lu Brent The "Trey (Tray) of Diamonds" Gag Card spectator selects special card, pun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
John Platt Which Is Which? card under spectator's hand transposes with card in performer's hand, but under spectator's hand shows up a card with a gag message instead
1952 41
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
  • Army or Rifle Shuffle
  • Overhand Shuffle
  • Russian Shuffle
  • Jewish Shuffle
  • Mexican Shuffle
  • Fancy Shuffle
  • You Shuffle It
  • Cut 'Em. Thanks!
  • Small Town Shuffle
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • A Marlo Gag
  • Take Any Card
Also published here 1953 25
Vern Schoneck Personality Plus spelling gag, horse card ends up
Feb. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 275)
Yellowstone Fourteen Effects with the Fourteen of Clubs
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Karrell Fox Fan-Tizy rosette made from deck and fastened to lapel
1954 21
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard
1954 28
Karrell Fox Axe Gag cut the cards too, throwing axe at spectator
1954 30
Karrell Fox Eh?!! gag script for stage, with stooge
Related to 1954 37
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense
  • Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
  • sandpaper gag
Related to 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 330)
Tony Kardyro The Comedy Force card appears sticking out of fan as gag as spectator reaches for a card and fan is closed, using previous flourish
1955 19
Leonard Austin No Beer sucker trick with three cards, one with a glass, one with a bottle and one with an bottle opener, glass apparently vanishes in handkerchief, version of Stung
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Don Alan The Tree of... paper tree appears from rolled card, gag
1956 11
Clayton Rawson 1. Right in Front of Your Nose
Also published here 1956 151
Jay Marshall Hydrophobia is a Dirty Trick dirty deck to hand out when someone wants to show a trick, Ken Brooke story
Related to 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 339)
Martin Gardner The Riddle Card Tapping the Hours type of trick with a card with riddles
Inspired by 1956 106
Bill Hendricks Ten Knights in a Card Room gag card with a five miniature cards on them of a full house, performer wins with this one card only
  • 2nd Presentation
1956 7
Bill Hendricks Tele-Phony apparently medium is at other end, card with message
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957)
Norman Houghton The Compleat Angler word play in which cut-out paper angles are found in deck when talking about new angles
June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
P. Howard Lyons Stripper Trick picking-off-the-pip ends with cards from "wolf pack" (erotic images) with line "Now I'll take everything off"
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
George Coon Winding The Pack wind up gag
1958 54
Bill Hendricks The Sealed Deck Mystery gag, new case with seal is opened, inside is old deck
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag
1958 4
Matt Schulien Find the Five Five is chosen, performer removes a Seven partially out of pocket which is then seen to be torn off to represent a Five
1959 57
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery using a rubber hand
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery 2 using skeleton arms
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Karrell Fox C-Thru Card window in card with clear plastic layer for word gag
1960 10
Karrell Fox 2 or 3 from 5 & 10 toy pick, shovel and egg beater as comedy props
1960 13
Karrell Fox Komical Cards: A "Marxed" Card picture of Groucho Marx on back of card for verbal gag, originally from New Phoenix
Related to 1960 16
Karrell Fox The "Blushing" King King with a red face for gag
1960 16
Karrell Fox It's Done with Mirrors mirror on card, "you selected a queen"
1960 19
Karrell Fox The Constant Jumper cards jump out of deck
1960 22
Karrell Fox Card in Wallet Surprise card appears on wallet, on repeat the wallet unfolds into string of cards except selection
1960 25
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card version of the selection
Related to 1961 126
Jochen Zmeck Das Kartenprisma two cards chosen, spectator looks into glass prism and sees first selection, second spectator cannot see anything in prism and his selection turns out to be blank-faced
1961 21
Harry Lorayne The Spectator Estimates straight cut that retains bottom stock used as gag
1962 188
Don Tanner Simple Matter of Addition Eight and Six of Spades change into Fourteen of Spades inside card box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Jack Ketch Royal Anatomy kings in envelopes are divined, gag, kings have legs in different sizes
Sep. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 372)
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
Ernest W. Brady The Shiekh's Bequest mathematical problem, camels divided to sons, illustrated with cards
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 382)
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jesse J. Langston, Eddie McGuire on Malini's button biting and more, gags by Goodlette Dodson
Related to Sep. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 383)
Norman Houghton "Other Magicians..." a satire, selection is not found
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Jack Ketch The Sniffer Card Trick comedy bit, spectator divines selection
Aug. 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 392)
Paul Stadelman Cards Read in Pocket shuffled deck in pocket, performer names card, sucker ending
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Paul Stadelman Who Can Yell the Loudest? several spectators select same card, humorous revelation
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Charlie Miller If At First performer doesn't find card, even when its corner is torn off
Related to
  • p. 82 for Fred Higgens odd-backed variation
Oct. 1966 59
Bob Hemple Band Writer Gag
Oct. 1966 61
Ali Bongo Jail Break cards with pictures of a prisoner, prisoner vanishes and appears on other card
1966 43
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
June 1967 106
Dr. William Weyeneth Das Non-Plus-Ultra Magnetischer Potenz chosen card clings to magnet, cards with pin-up girls
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 4)
Tom Batchelor The Number and Value of the Cards cards add up to fourteen, using the Fourteen of Spades card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Zwei Mini Gags
  • gag with matches for non-smokers
  • spectator sits on coin or card, date or value are divined when performer watches inside mouth
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 3)
E. Leslie May One Over the Eight gag with 15 of Diamonds, spectator apparently drunk
1969 49
Joseph M. White Phonomenon comedy prediction with Phoney Phone in pocket
1969 75
Will Ayling The Story Teller oriental story
Inspired byVariations 1969 289
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag
1969 40
Pete Biro Inspected By Number 27 gag with inspection tags
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Allan Ackerman Snap Change Idea card is exposed, it's another card, magician's gag
1970 35
Roy Johnson "Pips-A-Plenty" - or Sensitive Fingers... Plus!!! card is put on spectator's hand and secured with a match box, card is then blank and pips found in box
1970 45
Brian Jordan In One Second Flat gag sequence in which spectator is apparently taught how to read marks and he thinks he follows that aces have been removed and put in case
Related to July 1970 350
Val Andrews Anniversary Card-Trick No. 1, card torn up to confetti, gag
1970 (ca.) 4
Val Andrews Riffle-Count No. 2, performer counts card with quick riffle, gag
1970 (ca.) 4
Val Andrews Miracle-Location No. 3, selection apparently found but not shown, gag
1970 (ca.) 4
Val Andrews Cutting the Aces No. 4, aces cut up with scissors, gag
1970 (ca.) 4
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halves, gag
1970 (ca.) 5
Val Andrews We're Not All Perfect! No. 6, cards sprung to table as flourish but they land on floor, gag
1970 (ca.) 6
Val Andrews With a Reel ---- "The Sporting Gambler!" No. 8, discarded card jumps back into spectator's hand
1970 (ca.) 6
Val Andrews Can't do it with Cards! No. 9, miming card-from-air production as gag
1970 (ca.) 6
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag
1970 (ca.) 6
Val Andrews Card in Apple No. 12, word gag
1970 (ca.) 7
Val Andrews Electric Deck Gag No. 13
1970 (ca.) 7
Val Andrews Another Electric-Deck Gag No. 14
1970 (ca.) 7
Val Andrews Yet Another! No. 15, electric deck gag
1970 (ca.) 7
Val Andrews Feat of Strength No. 16, tearing deck in half one card at a time as gag
1970 (ca.) 7
Val Andrews Chinese-Playing Cards No. 23, gag with cards that have Chinese symbols on them
1970 (ca.) 10
Val Andrews Upon my Sole! No. 27, card appears under shoe, word gag
1970 (ca.) 11
Val Andrews Ice-Diamond! No. 28, word gag
1970 (ca.) 11
Val Andrews Sort it out for Yourself! No. 29, cards thrown at spectator, gag
1970 (ca.) 11
Val Andrews Who did you EXPECT? No. 30, gag
1970 (ca.) 11
Val Andrews For Bald-Headed "Idiots" Only No. 31, gag, card written on head of performer with lipstick
1970 (ca.) 11
Val Andrews Off-Beat Repeat No. 32, gag for six card repeat
1970 (ca.) 12
Val Andrews If at first You Don't succeed---Cheat! No. 34, gag lecture on marking cards and card sharping
1970 (ca.) 13
Karl Fulves Big Deal gag, spectator cannot square his selection in the deck because it's larger than the other cards
1971 38
Roy Johnson Telegram Surprise telegram is brought to performance which reveals a card a spectator is sitting on
1971 43
Roger Smith The Four Sided Card card on the deck is turned over four times and different sides are shown
Feb. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Tom Batchelor The Second Discovery of America gag card with map of America on one side and miniature of selection on other side
1971 25
Tom Batchelor The Progression of Strangers routine with several gag cards, tree of hearts
1971 50
Jack Merlin Spectator Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1972 54
The Cards were Cut! card is cut gag, with a knife
1972 61
George G. Kaplan Surrealism "No" gag prediction, on piece of paper
1972 61
"Maury" Kains Come "Forth"
1972 63
Just an Old Chinese Custom chinese prediction, comedy
1972 63
Glide Gag stop trick with sucker element
1972 64
Frank Lane Not My Card
1972 99
U. F. Grant Finale
1972 146
Billy McComb Extension to "Miko" gag prediction with Three-and-a-half of Clubs, Fourteen of Spades and mis-spotted die that does not add up to seven on all sides
1972 17
Alex McKeown Chopping the Aces deck consists of four solid blocks with Ace on face, telephone as giant magic want anecdote
1972 129
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Blank Tan Snap Production of Card No. 140, comedy force, no detail, perhaps card shoots half-way out of fan as gag
1972 38
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note No. 240, card appears out-jogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
Also published here 1972 61
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination automatic number is called and selection named, gag
Related to Mar. 1973 602
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination II more details on the gag
Related to July 1973 636
Juan Tamariz ¡Fabulosa Prediccion! gag prediction, all cards of the deck
1973 90
Juan Tamariz, Padre Wenceslao Ciuró ¡Pim! ¡Pam! ¡Pum! gag divination
1973 93
Inge "Monsieur M." Torkelsen Jumping Joker joker is turned over and picture turns end vor end
Magick (Issue 84)
Ray Cox Odd Cards Out four cards in a envelope, suit is chosen and card turns blank, gag
Magick (Issue 109)
Bob Read Bob's Business Box Clever cards put back in the box are produced again in ribbon spread fashion
Apr. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Walt Lees Crocodile Tears story, includes toy crocodile and appearing toy gladiator
July 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Walt Lees The Winning Hand basically "Jumbo Surprise" with a rubber hand instead of a jumbo card
Related to Nov. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Richard Merry, George Mackenzie Humoristische Vortragssplitter und Magische Gags various gags
  • Begrüßung
  • Freiwillige Helfer
  • Geld (Münzfang)
  • Handguillotine
  • Kopfguillotine
  • Karten
  • Mentalmagie
  • Schwebeeffekte (Sambakugel)
  • Seile
  • Verschiedenes
  • Wenn das Weihnachtsfest vorbei ist
  • Zauberstab
  • Zigaretten
Also published here
  • The Gen & Genii
Nov. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2)
Gerald Kosky "A Good Card Gag" finding two cards which add up to selection
1975 42
Gerald Kosky Card Gag card is seen attached to wrong card, both add up to value of selection
1975 43
Gerald Kosky The Cat's Meow card with picture on cat, cat meows to answer question and revealing selection
1975 226
David Bendix Ethnic Card Trick
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11)
Trevor Lewis A Mixed Bag various card and coin idaes
  • partial stack and zarrow shuffle
  • double Riffle Control
  • Middle Deal (false)
  • Palm Conscious (gag)
  • Transpo Plus (coin transposition)
  • Ladies In Waiting (four queens reverse in the deck)
Jan. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Roy Walton The Card Shark story trick, "Jaws" card is bitten in half by a shark
Related toVariations Feb. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Trevor Lewis Card Shark Too
Related to May 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9)
The 3½ of Clubs No. 56, ungaffed with Three of Clubs and half dollar
Related to 1976 86
Karrell Fox The Persistent Bunny bunny puppet used in card trick
1976 79
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card
1976 81
Dave Walker, Mike Schwartz The Invisible "IT" gag in which "IT" appears on a card, on other side is selection
1976 22
Don Nielsen A Big Card card selected, deck in paper bag, jumbo card of selection removed, rest of deck vanishes
Also published here 1977 148
Rolf Andra 2. Eine Blankokartenidee gag, after card is selected performer puts card on table, name of selection written on blank card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 38 No. 1)
Eric C. Lewis, Martin Lewis An Idea by Eric and Martin Lewis cards are wrongly and openly marked
1978 41
Roy Walton Caper starts with gag
1978 1084
Robert J. Nedbalski Gag Deck Switch deck switched for gaffed deck (bottom half hollowed out, top half strung together), spectator cuts deck, it either bangs or spring flowers jump out of it, then performer admits a deck switch and openly brings out stacked deck from lap
1978 5
Peter Royal Edible? gag, apparently eating spread of cards
The Talon (Issue 2)
Chuck Beam Further Than That messing with the spectator, using shaving cream, gag
1978 17
Phillip Young Wrong Card spectator selects card with "You've picked the wrong card" written on it
1978 23
Steve Beam The African Shuffle shuffle gag, dated
1978 29
Steve Beam Pic A Card gag, dated
1978 30
Rudolf Braunmüller Spaß Muss Sein "Vortragssplitter und Gags für Magier und Conferenciers"
  • Afghan Bänder
  • Applaus
  • Assistenten
  • Geld
  • Finger Guillotine
  • Handschellen
  • Hund
  • Karten
  • Kinder
  • Manipulation
  • Mentalmagie
  • Ringspiel
  • Pistole
  • Verschiedenes
  • Würfel
Oct. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Geoffrey Scalbert Die Falschspielerbrille by "Scalbert", apparently marking on back of cards which can only be seen with glasses, then marks can be seen for everybody
Related toAlso published here
  • "Abracadabra" Vol. 62, Nr. 1609. 1976.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 1)
Karl Fulves Break In sight gag in which deck is cracked like an egg
1979 85
Karl Fulves Quack Quack building a duck out of cards and case
1979 87
Karl Fulves The Ace In The Case comedy routine with screeching sound as deck or cards are removed from case
Interlocutor (Issue 33)
Karl Fulves Dial A Deck Dept "gag" with phone dial on back design
Interlocutor (Issue 37)
Roy Walton Studied Image apparently image of selection appears on a random card
Also published here 1979 18
Karrell Fox Foldup Chance gag, folded card in spectator's hand is supposed to be named card, but it is not
1979 86
Karrell Fox Kornagraphic Kards two tiny cards appear from between a King and Queen
1979 109
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
  • loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
  • baby shoes gag
  • false cuts with three colored woods
  • pseudo deck switch (nudist)
  • "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
1979 317
Steve Beam, John Murray, Rhett Bryson, Bruce Turner Gags gags with the spiralbound deck
1979 9
Steve Beam, Don Morris All At Once! gag as Out, when card is lost in the deck
1979 14
Steve Beam Secrets combination lock on card case, gag
1979 10
Steve Beam Split Fan fan splits in the middle as soon as spectator tries to take a card, gag
Also published here 1979 15
Steve Beam I.O.U. gag, spectator has to sign a contract, as a cover to load card into wallet
1979 18
Steve Beam, Phillip Young, Terry Turner Late Show puns with playing cards and gag for chinese wands
Also published here 1979 21
Steve Beam Level With Me gag using a carpenter's level
Also published here 1979 27
Steve Beam Set-Up gag to set up deck, apparently quickly counting the cards
1979 29
Steve Beam Cards Are People Too as soon as card is touched by spectator is jumps from deck, gag
1979 45
Marv Long Sticky Cards cards apparently stick together and cling to hand
Apr. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Kevin Davie The Lollipop Trick sucker trick, pretending to explain a trick
Apr. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4)
Rovi Safe Bet selection is revealed and vanishes from the deck, with wallet
1980 20
Hen Fetsch The Joker Version if joker is named, giant joker from behind back
1980 5
Steve Beam Leave A Message pun about "calling cards"
1980 4
Steve Beam Pain! pun about paper cuts
1980 4
Steve Beam A Real Stinker pun when spectator cuts cards
1980 4
Steve Beam Split Fan fan splits in the middle as soon as spectator tries to take a card, gag
Also published here 1980 4
Kevin Justice Flight Deck gags, deck with wings, washed deck, false finger in butter
1980 6
Steve Beam New Deck gag, producing a cherry from the deck
1980 6
Steve Beam Another Opener gag, deck with a "rare" sticker
1980 7
Kevin Justice Two More puns withs playing cards
1980 8
Steve Beam Late Show puns while changing cards
Also published here 1980 8
Steve Beam Square Up squaring cards up joke, using scissors
1980 9
Steve Beam Playing Cards pun
1980 9
Steve Beam Wrong Box Christmas card gag
1980 9
Steve Beam The History of Fanning gags and puns while doing fans
1980 9
Steve Beam Too Many Cards quickly finding the joker, gag
1980 10
Chris Ball A Colorful Trick deck starts to bleed
1980 11
Steve Beam The Visine Change gag while doing color change
1980 12
Steve Beam Paper Cut pun, while spectator cuts deck
1980 12
Steve Beam Level With Me gag using a carpenter's level
Also published here 1980 12
Phillip Young "T" Time gag using a carpenter's T square
1980 12
Steve Beam Case Study card case with handle, gag
1980 16
Steve Beam Marked Cards gag
1980 17
Fred Lowe Die Teleskopkarte spectator selects Eight of Hearts, Ace prediction is pulled long until there are eight pips, gag card
Aug. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 2)
Joe Karson, Ken De Courcy What is "The World's Fastest Card Trick"? comedy routine in which the spectator doesn't remember the card, then doesn't return it, and so on, until finally a wrong card changes into selection
  • The Method
  • The Third Card
Inspired by
  • "The World's Fastest Card Trick", Joe Karson, booklet, ca. 1948
1980 4
Ken De Courcy And Finally gags
  • repeatedly moving the fan of cards away before spectator had a chance to take one
  • naming card as it is selected (forced)
1980 19
Ken De Courcy Card Snooker card travels to chosen pocket, then it is shown that the card is in every pocket and the deck is a forcing deck, gag
1980 19
Ken De Courcy The Fastest Insured Card Trick comedy routine in which the spectator doesn't remember the card, then doesn't return it, and so on, insurance policy ending
Also published here 1980 43
Ken De Courcy The Castle Card Prediction 52-on-1 card gag with appearing card castle
1980 53
Theo Doré Ein kleiner Irrtum gag, removing indices from card to match prediction
Also published here
  • "Abracadabra" 1976
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 2)
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Gags? with books, cards and pens
July 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Walt Lees The Introduction shuffle gag, riffle shuffle with halves apart
1981 4
Steve Beam Color Changing Deck 1 more a gag than an effect, case changes color as well, but in the pocket during the rest of the show
Variations 1981 2
Steve Beam Color Changing Deck 2
Inspired by 1981 2
Steve Beam You're Joking deck spread face down, performer removes the two Jokers from face-down spread, message appears on back of Jokers
Inspired by
  • "You're Joking" (Steve Beam, Diary of a Deranged Deck)
1981 3
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Die Nussbaumersuite: Der Konzentrationstest monte routine with pin-up card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 42 No. 6)
Roy Walton Studied Image apparently image of selection appears on a random card
Also published here 1981 181
Mike Bornstein Throw-Out Cardcase gag in which case is thrown out on Chinese Yo Yo
Aug. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 8)
Jerry Sadowitz Vendetta triumph, shuffle type gags, four-of-a-kind found
Aug. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5)
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value
1982 19
Phillip Young Gas spelling trick, ABC cards among deck form the word Rolaids
1982 23
Don Morris Son of Camelot black King and Queen turn red and then a small card appears (birth to son)
Related to 1982 38
Paul Brignall F.A.R.T riffling sound, when spectator picks something up
Feb. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Stephen Tucker Best of Mates mate-gag, card with "My friend is the Ace of Clubs" is found
Feb. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Stephen Tucker Tuesday four Twos appear, pun Two's-Day = Tuesday, no method
Variations Feb. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Hugh Begbie The New Brainwave Deck wordplay
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer))
Alex East Hamman Out-Sexed two cards, picture of nude lady on back of one card, travels to other card
Inspired by Oct. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18)
Joe Safuto Porous Potholder cards through potholder, then rubber hand holding Royal Flush is produced
Related to 1982 41
Hen Fetsch Zwei Hen-Fetsch-Bierwetten
  • 1. bet that thought-of card is divined, fifty-two miniature cards
  • 2. showing five Kings in a deck
Also published here Oct. 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
David Hawkins Human Error gag with programmable calculator that fails to find card
Feb. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8)
Steve Beam Stop! say stop gag, when card should be selected by shuffling
1983 23
Steve Beam Top Stock gag, cards are openly added after spectator shuffled the deck
1983 35
Colin Linn Plain Clothes Detectives using two blank cards, story presentation, deck as cell phone joke
Inspired by Jan. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21)
Justin Higham, Stephen Tucker, Pascal Monmoine Pandemonium
  • growing Deck gag (Higham)
  • trouser pocket as servante (Higham)
  • card revelation gag with two spectators selecting the same card (Tucker)
  • five coins travel from hand to hand and then change into one coin (Tucker)
  • Cutting the Aces, Bilis/ Marlo variation idea (Monmoine)
Feb. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22)
Stephen Tucker Snip apparently part of a card is cut out, card changes into other card, part visibly falls from pair of scissors
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
Stephen Tucker End? turn card up without touching deck, gag
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • broken of bowl of spoon (strong coffee)
  • missing corner of card gag
May 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25)
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • Smelling Salts
  • Touch Wood
  • Finding Aces without touching cards (Britland)
June 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26)
Stephen Tucker Pin-Up 52 on one card gag, card in pocket, named card is pierced
June 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26)
Daniel Kalanowski Looking Glass two variations, selections is reflected on top of the deck
June 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26)
Alex East The Invisible Card card travels to card case, found next to a lot of electrical stuff
Inspired by
  • Barry Govan's "The Upside Down Card"
  • McDuff's "Electronic Deck"
Aug. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28)
Walt Lees Fingerflinger gag with false finger, marking position of a card
Aug. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28)
Stephen Tucker A Devil's Dozen ... Plus Two! card location and gag with a blank card and a 15 of diamonds
July 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7)
Stephen Tucker Literally Spelling The Aces four cards instead of Aces, the cards are from an ABC deck and the four cards spell A-C-E-S
Oct. 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8)
Stephen Tucker King Klone
1984 174
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it
1984 46
Steve Beam Floor Fan when spectator tries to select a card, also as a bold card force
1984 55
Dick Koornwinder For a special occasion card case opened like a tin, sight gag
1984 10
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Der ehrliche Pokerspieler humorous, performer deals more cards to himself obviously
Variations May 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 1)
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank card
Related to 1985 136
Dexter Cleveland Card Thru Ceiling 52 cards built in ceiling of house
1985 136
Steve Beam Dead Spread table spread turnover gag, spectator fails to turnover cards, spread breaks halfway
1985 137
Wayne Kyzer The Trick that Cannot Be Printed gag prediction
1985 181
Pokerface gag in which performer moves obviously at selection as tell
Oct. 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
Pat Hazell Down the Falls, Up the Back popular sight gag in which cards are sprung behind back from hand to hand
Variations 1986 134
Phillip Young Deck on a Rope practicing card tricks in the shower, gag
1986 252
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection
1986 256
Mike Schwartz It two decks, one card is selected in one deck and found win other deck with message on it, gag
Nov. 1986
Magick (Issue 381)
Karrell Fox "Cassettecard" card appears on cassette with funny line
1986 64
Terri Rogers The Computer Deck multiple cards rise under silk with humorous messages, Devano
Also published here 1986 33
Steve Beam Gagged gag about ordinary deck of playing cards
1987 275
Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card
1987 304
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found
1987 336
Wayne Kyzer Sweat Silk while doing the card silk, performer accidentally removes his toupee
1987 344
Meir Yedid Blow Gun card rolled up as a blow gun, bullet is folded card which used to be the card for the blow gun
1987 39
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
VariationsAlso published here 1987 49
Jerry Sadowitz Smile Away named card is only reversed card on top, gag intro
Inspired by 1987 2
Jerry Sadowitz Well I'll Be... comedy card to wallet, featuring a jumbo card, writing across the whole deck when spread and an electric deck
1987 54
Edward Marlo Tip - On the Unexpected Prediction
Related toVariations 1988 152
Steve Beam The Jogger gag revelation of selection, see p. 422 for correction
Related to 1988 379