371 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Gags
  
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Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke
1876 Modern Magic 53
Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation
1889 Tricks with Cards 93
Unknown The Cards that Cannot be Replaced cards that are replaced slide out again by themselves
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 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) 115
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 Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Laurie Ireland A Sucker Card Trick
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 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 Novel Magic 40
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled
1935 Quick Tricks 18
Clement de Lion The Danish Force comedy force with rising card rubber band gimmick or thread
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 159
Unknown, Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Cedric The Bacchanalian Card Trick messages on card that suggest a round of drinks payed by one of the spectators
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 60) 433
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Unknown 21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Herb Runge Rising Sun Set card with flag, flag changes from a sun to the american flag, WW2 theme
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 260
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) 10
Dr. A. Heller Magnetic Fisherman selection is attracted to magnet
June 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 55
E. D. Wolff Mind Testing Deck
Variations 1945 My Best 152
Louis Tannen A Mindreading Joke cards are marked with big bold letters on the back
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card"
Oct. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 158
Clayton Rawson 1: Right in Front of Your Nose!
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Billy McComb William on the Subject of "Stung" sucker trick, card apparently vanished in trousers, version of Stung
1947 The First Book of William 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 The First Book of William 34
"Senator" Clark Crandall Nothing At All! gag prediction, no card seen, blank card
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 657
"Senator" Clark Crandall Four Pips gag prediction, blank cards and pips in pocket
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Nelson A. Demers The Community Chest Card Trick or The Red Feather Card
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 3
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 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 8
John R. Boyko Cards Up the Sleeve Presentation
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 714
Unknown An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 9
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown 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 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 19
McGregor A Gag with a Queen Queen forced, pretty girl picture at end of telescope, telescope used to divine card
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 14
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
Unknown Big Skull pack placed in spectator's mouth, who is then tapped on the head. All cards, except selection fall out
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 885
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
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 944
Lu Brent Chlorophyl Gag Card card is green, gag
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 7
Lu Brent The "Trey (Tray) of Diamonds" Gag Card spectator selects special card, pun
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
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 The Cardician 25
Vern Schoneck Personality Plus spelling gag, horse card ends up
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1100
Karrell Fox Fan-Tizy rosette made from deck and fastened to lapel
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 21
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 28
Karrell Fox Axe Gag cut the cards too, throwing axe at spectator
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Eh?!! gag script for stage, with stooge
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 37
Yellowstone Fourteen Effects with the Fourteen of Clubs
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 7
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense
  • Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
  • sandpaper gag
Related to 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 330) 130
Don Alan The Tree of... paper tree appears from rolled card, gag
1956 Pretty Sneaky 11
Clayton Rawson 1. Right in Front of Your Nose
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 151
Jay Marshall Hydrophobia is a Dirty Trick deck to hand out when someone wants to show a trick
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 168
Martin Gardner The Riddle Card Tapping the Hours type of trick with a card with riddles
Inspired by 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 106
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
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 19
Bill Hendricks Tele-Phony apparently medium is at other end, card with message
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 24
George Coon Winding The Pack wind up gag
1958 The Close-Up Magician 54
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag
1958 Magic in Miniature 4
Bill Hendricks The Sealed Deck Mystery gag, new case with seal is opened, inside is old deck
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 37
Karrell Fox C-Thru Card window in card with clear plastic layer for word gag
1960 Comedy a la Card 10
Karrell Fox 2 or 3 from 5 & 10 toy pick, shovel and egg beater as comedy props
1960 Comedy a la Card 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 Comedy a la Card 16
Karrell Fox The "Blushing" King King with a red face for gag
1960 Comedy a la Card 16
Karrell Fox It's Done with Mirrors mirror on card, "you selected a queen"
1960 Comedy a la Card 19
Karrell Fox The Constant Jumper cards jump out of deck
1960 Comedy a la Card 22
Karrell Fox Card in Wallet Surprise card appears on wallet, on repeat the wallet unfolds into string of cards except selection
1960 Comedy a la Card 25
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery using a rubber hand
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 59
Steve Bryant Comedy Card Discovery 2 using skeleton arms
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 59
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 which has the same value as the selection
Related to 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 126
Harry Lorayne The Spectator Estimates straight cut that retains bottom stock used as gag
1962 Close-up Card Magic 188
Jack Ketch Royal Anatomy kings in envelopes are divined, gag, kings have legs in different sizes
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 372) 315
Don Tanner Simple Matter of Addition Eight and Six of Spades change into Fourteen of Spades inside card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 57
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Ernest W. Brady The Shiekh's Bequest mathematical problem, camels divided to sons, illustrated with cards
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 382) 357
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jesse J. Langston, Eddie McGuire, gags by Goodlette Dodson
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 383) 362
Jack Ketch The Sniffer Card Trick comedy bit, spectator divines selection
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 397
Norman Houghton "Other Magicians..." a satire, selection is not found
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 57
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 59
Bob Hemple Band Writer Gag
Oct. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 61
Ali Bongo Jail Break cards with pictures of a prisoner, prisoner vanishes and appears on other card
1966 The Bongo Book 43
Paul Stadelman Cards Read in Pocket shuffled deck in pocket, performer names card, sucker ending
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 79
Paul Stadelman Who Can Yell the Loudest? several spectators select same card, humorous revelation
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 82
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
Tom Batchelor The Number and Value of the Cards cards add up to fourteen, using the Fourteen of Spades card
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 96
E. Leslie May One Over the Eight gag with 15 of Diamonds, spectator apparently drunk
1969 HEX! 49
Joseph M. White Phonomenon comedy prediction with Phoney Phone in pocket (1969!)
1969 HEX! 75
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag
1969 Roughingly Yours 40
Allan Ackerman Snap Change Idea card is seen, it's another card, magician's gag
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 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 The Roy Johnson Experience 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 350
Pete Biro Inspected By Number 27 gag with inspection tags
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 55
Val Andrews Anniversary Card-Trick No. 1, card torn up to confetti, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Riffle-Count No. 2, performer counts card with quick riffle, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Miracle-Location No. 3, selection apparently found but not shown, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Cutting the Aces No. 4, aces cut up with scissors, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halves, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Val Andrews We're Not All Perfect! No. 6, cards sprung to table as flourish but they land on floor, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews With a Reel ---- "The Sporting Gambler!" No. 8, discarded card jumps back into spectator's hand
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Can't do it with Cards! No. 9, miming card-from-air production as gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Card in Apple No. 12, word gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Electric Deck Gag No. 13
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Another Electric-Deck Gag No. 14
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Yet Another! No. 15, electric deck gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Feat of Strength No. 16, tearing deck in half one card at a time as gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Chinese-Playing Cards No. 23, gag with cards that have Chinese symbols on them
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 10
Val Andrews Upon my Sole! No. 27, card appears under shoe, word gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Ice-Diamond! No. 28, word gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Sort it out for Yourself! No. 29, cards thrown at spectator, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Who did you EXPECT? No. 30, gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews For Bald-Headed "Idiots" Only No. 31, gag, card written on head of performer with lipstick
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Off-Beat Repeat No. 32, gag for six card repeat
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 12
Val Andrews If at first You Don't succeed---Cheat! No. 34, gag lecture on marking cards and card sharping
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 13
Karl Fulves Big Deal gag, spectator cannot square his selection in the deck because it's larger than the other cards
1971 The Book of Numbers 38
Roy Johnson Telegram Surprise telegram is brought to performance which reveals a card a spectator is sitting on
1971 Second Time Around 43
Jack Merlin Spectator Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1972 The Living End 54
Unknown The Cards were Cut! card is cut gag, with a knife
1972 The Living End 61
George G. Kaplan Surrealism "No" gag prediction, on piece of paper
1972 The Living End 61
"Maury" Kains Come "Forth"
1972 The Living End 63
Unknown Just an Old Chinese Custom chinese prediction, comedy
1972 The Living End 63
Unknown Glide Gag stop trick with sucker element
1972 The Living End 64
Frank Lane Not My Card
1972 The Living End 99
U. F. Grant Finale
1972 The Living End 146
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination automatic number is called and selection named, gag
Related to Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 602
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination II more details on the gag
Related to July 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 636
Juan Tamariz ¡Fabulosa Prediccion! gag prediction, all cards of the deck
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 90
Juan Tamariz, Padre Wenceslao Ciuró ¡Pim! ¡Pam! ¡Pum! gag divination
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 93
Inge "Monsieur M." Torkelsen Jumping Joker joker is turned over and picture turns end vor end
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 84) 418
Ray Cox Odd Cards Out four cards in a envelope, suit is chosen and card turns blank, gag
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 109) 543
Bob Read Bob's Business Box Clever cards put back in the box are produced again in ribbon spread fashion
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 91
Walt Lees Crocodile Tears story, includes toy crocodile and appearing toy gladiator
1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 133
Walt Lees The Winning Hand basically "Jumbo Surprise" with a rubber hand instead of a jumbo card
Related to 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3) 183
David Bendix Ethnic Card Trick
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 148
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)
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 205
Roy Walton The Card Shark story trick, "Jaws" card is bitten in half by a shark
Related toVariations 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 213
Trevor Lewis Card Shark Too
Related to 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 258
Unknown The 3½ of Clubs No. 56, ungaffed with Three of Clubs and half dollar
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 86
Karrell Fox The Persistent Bunny bunny puppet used in card trick
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 79
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Don Nielsen A Big Card card selected, deck in paper bag, jumbo card of selection removed, rest of deck vanishes
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 148
Eric C. Lewis, Martin Lewis An Idea by Eric and Martin Lewis cards are wrongly and openly marked
1978 7 Secrets 41
Roy Walton Caper starts with gag
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 2) 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 Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack 5
Peter Royal Edible? gag, apparently eating spread of cards
1978 The Talon (Issue 2) 12
Chuck Beam Further Than That messing with the spectator, using shaving cream, gag
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 17
Phillip Young Wrong Card spectator selects card with "You've picked the wrong card" written on it
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 23
Steve Beam The African Shuffle shuffle gag, dated
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 29
Steve Beam Pic A Card gag, dated
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 30
Karl Fulves Break In sight gag in which deck is cracked like an egg
1979 Card Under Glass 85
Karl Fulves Quack Quack building a duck out of cards and case
1979 Card Under Glass 87
Karl Fulves The Ace In The Case comedy routine with screeching sound as deck or cards are removed from case
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 33) 129
Karl Fulves Dial A Deck Dept "gag" with phone dial on back design
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 37) 146
Roy Walton Studied Image apparently image of selection appears on a random card
1979 That Certain Something... 18
Karrell Fox Foldup Chance gag, folded card in spectator's hand is supposed to be named card, but it is not
1979 Another Book 86
Karrell Fox Kornagraphic Kards two tiny cards appear from between a King and Queen
1979 Another Book 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 Another Book 317
Steve Beam, John Murray, Rhett Bryson, Bruce Turner Gags gags with the spiralbound deck
1979 The Card Book 9
Steve Beam, Don Morris All At Once! gag as Out, when card is lost in the deck
1979 Inside Outs 14
Steve Beam Secrets combination lock on card case, gag
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 10
Steve Beam Split Fan fan splits in the middle as soon as spectator tries to take a card, gag
Also published here 1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 15
Steve Beam I.O.U. gag, spectator has to sign a contract, as a cover to load card into wallet
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 18
Steve Beam, Phillip Young, Terry Turner Late Show puns with playing cards and gag for chinese wands
Also published here 1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 21
Steve Beam Level With Me gag using a carpenter's level
Also published here 1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 27
Steve Beam Set-Up gag to set up deck, apparently quickly counting the cards
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 29
Steve Beam Cards Are People Too as soon as card is touched by spectator is jumps from deck, gag
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 45
Marv Long Sticky Cards cards apparently stick together and cling to hand
Apr. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 333
Kevin Davie The Lollipop Trick sucker trick, pretending to explain a trick
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 825
Rovi Safe Bet selection is revealed and vanishes from the deck, with wallet
1980 Rovi Reveals 20
Hen Fetsch The Joker Version if joker is named, giant joker from behind back
1980 Super Spell 5
Steve Beam Leave A Message pun about "calling cards"
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 4
Steve Beam Pain! pun about paper cuts
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 4
Steve Beam A Real Stinker pun when spectator cuts cards
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 4
Steve Beam Split Fan fan splits in the middle as soon as spectator tries to take a card, gag
Also published here 1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 4
Kevin Justice Flight Deck gags, deck with wings, washed deck, false finger in butter
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 6
Steve Beam New Deck gag, producing a cherry from the deck
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 6
Steve Beam Another Opener gag, deck with a "rare" sticker
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 7
Kevin Justice Two More puns withs playing cards
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 8
Steve Beam Late Show puns while changing cards
Also published here 1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 8
Steve Beam Square Up squaring cards up joke, using scissors
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 9
Steve Beam Playing Cards pun
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 9
Steve Beam Wrong Box Christmas card gag
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 9
Steve Beam The History of Fanning gags and puns while doing fans
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 9
Steve Beam Too Many Cards quickly finding the joker, gag
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 10
Chris Ball A Colorful Trick deck starts to bleed
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 11
Steve Beam The Visine Change gag while doing color change
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 12
Steve Beam Paper Cut pun, while spectator cuts deck
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 12
Steve Beam Level With Me gag using a carpenter's level
Also published here 1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 12
Phillip Young "T" Time gag using a carpenter's T square
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 12
Steve Beam Case Study card case with handle, gag
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 16
Steve Beam Marked Cards gag
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 17
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Gags? with books, cards and pens
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 44
Walt Lees The Introduction shuffle gag, riffle shuffle with halves apart
1981 The Complete Cannibal Act 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 Teaching an Old Deck New Tricks 2
Steve Beam Color Changing Deck 2
Inspired by 1981 Teaching an Old Deck New Tricks 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 Teaching an Old Deck New Tricks 3
Mike Bornstein Throw-Out Cardcase gag in which case is thrown out on Chinese Yo Yo
Aug. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 665
Jerry Sadowitz Vendetta triumph, shuffle type gags, four-of-a-kind found
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1039
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Phillip Young Gas spelling trick, ABC cards among deck form the word Rolaids
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 23
Don Morris Son of Camelot black King and Queen turn red and then a small card appears (birth to son)
Related to 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 38
Paul Brignall F.A.R.T riffling sound, when spectator picks something up
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 178
Stephen Tucker Best of Mates mate-gag, card with "My friend is the Ace of Clubs" is found
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 184
Stephen Tucker Tuesday four twos appear, pun Two's-Day = Tuesday, no method
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 191
Hugh Begbie The New Brainwave Deck wordplay
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 50
Alex East Hamman Out-Sexed two cards, picture of nude lady on back of one card, travels to other card
Inspired by 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 348
Joe Safuto Porous Potholder cards through potholder, then rubber hand holding Royal Flush is produced
Related to 1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 41
David Hawkins Human Error gag with programmable calculator that fails to find card
1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1082
Steve Beam Stop! say stop gag, when card should be selected by shuffling
1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 23
Steve Beam Top Stock gag, cards are openly added after spectator shuffled the deck
1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 35
Colin Linn Plain Clothes Detectives using two blank cards, story presentation, deck as cell phone joke
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 398
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)
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 420
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • broken of bowl of spoon (strong coffee)
  • missing corner of card gag
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 485
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • Smelling Salts
  • Touch Wood
  • Finding Aces without touching cards (Britland)
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 498
Stephen Tucker Pin-Up 52 on one card gag, card in pocket, named card is pierced
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 499
Daniel Kalanowski Looking Glass two variations, selections is reflected on top of the deck
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 509
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"
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 542
Walt Lees Fingerflinger gag with false finger, marking position of a card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 549
Stephen Tucker Snip apparently part of a card is cut out, card changes into other card, part visibly falls from pair of scissors
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 19
Stephen Tucker End? turn card up without touching deck, gag
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 34
Stephen Tucker A Devil's Dozen ... Plus Two! card location and gag with a blank card and a 15 of diamonds
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1247
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
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1264
Stephen Tucker King Klone
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 174
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 46
Steve Beam Floor Fan when spectator tries to select a card, also as a bold card force
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 55
Dick Koornwinder For a special occasion card case opened like a tin, sight gag
1984 Diverting Kreations 10
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank card
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Dexter Cleveland Card Thru Ceiling 52 cards built in ceiling of house
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Steve Beam Dead Spread table spread turnover gag, spectator fails to turnover cards, spread breaks halfway
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 137
Wayne Kyzer The Trick that Cannot Be Printed gag prediction
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 11) 181
Pat Hazell Down the Falls, Up the Back popular sight gag in which cards are sprung behind back from hand to hand
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 134
Phillip Young Deck on a Rope practicing card tricks in the shower, gag
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 252
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 256
Karrell Fox "Cassettecard" card appears on cassette with funny line
1986 For My Next Trick... 64
Steve Beam Gagged gag about ordinary deck of playing cards
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 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 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 304
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Wayne Kyzer Sweat Silk while doing the card silk, performer accidentally removes his toupee
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 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 Meir Yedid's Card Animations 39
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here 1987 Meir Yedid's Card Animations 49
Jerry Sadowitz Smile Away named card is only reversed card on top, gag intro
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 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 Inspirations 54
Edward Marlo Tip - On the Unexpected Prediction
Related toVariations 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 152
Steve Beam The Jogger gag revelation of selection, see p. 422 for correction
Related to 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 22) 379
Steve Beam Last Initial producing initials with a deck of cards
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 25) 427
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here 1988 Seminarheft 1
Sid Lorraine An American Expression "Two Tricks"
blank card with credit card print
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1398
Karl Fulves Two Gags
  • book with spells
  • blank card with message
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 211
Karrell Fox The "Just Right" Prediction "You are right" on prediction changes into name of actual card
1988 My Latest Book 96
Steve Beam Pot Holder gags with playing cards, on using ordinary cards
  • Twins
  • Double Up
  • Smoothie
  • Hot Deck
  • Mixed Up
  • Heavyweight (Wayne Kyzer)
  • Shuffled
  • Pot Holder
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 474
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here 1989 Seminarheft 24
Bill Malone Gag Card from Pocket Production card removed from non-existent breast pocket
Related to 1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 19
Harvey Rosenthal Sound Effect sound made with the deck, one-handed
Variations 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 34) 606
Steve Beam Tug of Bore when spectator selects a card
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 36) 658
Henry Pettit Pocket Explosion sound made with the deck, gimmicked
Inspired by 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 36) 658
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here 1991 Magie 9
Gazzo A Gentlemen's Game routine about the game High Card, Aces end up in performer's pocket
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 5
Meir Yedid Sensation mit Biss biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here 1991 Meir Yedid 22
Stephen Tucker Simplex Torn and Restored Card and Double Revelation cards is revealed by tearing card, then pieces are restored to become second selection
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 3
Stephen Tucker Gag Card Miracle 52 on 1 gag, then cards are selected with coins and the gag card, prediction of selected cards
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 6
Aldo Colombini Jumbo airplane is formed with cards, selection is found and four Aces produced as kicker
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's "Airplane"
Variations
1991 FISM Lecture Notes 14
Arturo de Ascanio Uno Para... Magos gag for magicians, six card repeat
Also published here
  • "A.M.A." N° 12, 1959.
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 149
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gag
Related toAlso published here 1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 49) 894
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gag
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 97
Muneo Yokoi Five or Six Six Card Repeat, ending with 6 cards arranged in the shape of a sock (Not six, but socks)
1993 Volum 5 Lecture Note 5
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here 1993 Memorable Magic 15
Ron Rennick Shades sun glasses put on table as prediction, card chosen by counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile, it is the King of Spades with stuck-on sun glasses
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Bicycle Hoax apparently Bicylce cards have one-way design, using the Hole Shuttle card
1993 Mystification 15
Unknown The Wind-up Gag
1995 Card College - Volume 1 179
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam, Mike Beam, Joel Givens, John Riggs The Heavy Deck gags with block of steel in card box
Also published here 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1116
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card"
1995 The Magic of John Riggs 35
Jon Allen Get the Point prediction in envelope, spectator sits on it, with funny gag
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 10
Karrell Fox An Uplifting Miracle gag with electric deck
1995 Much Ado About Something 138
Karl Fulves Big If comedy sequence that ends with brainwave type effect (double lift)
1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 25
Frederick Braue Laugh Tricks chapter intro
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 20
Unknown The Spirit Slates Chinese characters appear on slate as gag, performer "translates" into selection
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 20
Unknown Fourteen of Spades
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 21
"Senator" Clark Crandall Pip Pip blank card instead of Four of Spades produced, four single Spade pips removed from pocket
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Don Alan Four Jacks jumping jacks gag
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Shedoo Reve, Elrae Sekao Party Pooper gag, card with king sitting on toilet, royal flush, names are anagrams of Ed Voorhees and Earle Oakes
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 64) 1279
Simon Lovell Oooops! spectator receives four Aces and a Joker, performer has six Aces
1997 Simon Says! 109
Simon Lovell Anyway I Could Know Your Card? (X 2) gag, card is not found
  • Anyway Number One
  • Anyway Number Two
1997 Simon Says! 230
Simon Lovell The Infamous Submarine Card gag routine in which glass of beer is spilled all over the place as a deck of cards is put inside
1997 Simon Says! 236
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam, Mike Beam, Joel Givens The Heavy Deck gags with block of steel in card box
Also published here 1997 Sound Effects 22
Pete Biro The Twitch Trick gag, lie detector, having a twitch
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 2
Alex Elmsley Oyster Shells spectator wears glasses and apparently can now sees marked cards which are red-backed, then the change into blue backed cards, sucker moment
1998 Come A Little Closer 58
Bert Allerton Wind Up the Deck Gag riffling sound
1999 Mechanical Deck 14
David Regal The Half Deal Doing a half deal - only deal off the face layer of a card as a transparent card, leaving a blank card, then print it back
1999 Close-Up & Personal 97
David Regal The Opener Magician pretends to start a torn and restored effect, then ends it by throwing paper into the air
1999 Close-Up & Personal 250
Todd "L'il John" Watson Ripped Torn spectator apparently rips case by mistake
Variations 1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 87
Ellis Stanyon The "Whispering" Trick No. 33, for one spectator, card named inaudibly, then performer comes closer and glimpses card behind spectator's back
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 49
Steve Beam Mortality card found at number, number indicates how long person will live
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 115
Marty Kane The Christmas Tree Trick based on a pun, spectator selects two threes, rest of the cards are blank
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 121
Marty Kane Cardman's Best Friend story presentation, red Jacks selected among Spades cards
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 165
Edward Marlo, Don Alan Tweaking Marlo's Twee card trick based on a pun, picture with tree and three hearts,
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 179
David Malek Comedy Shuffle obviously fake riffle shuffle
2001 Rebel without a Pause 26
Neal Elias Take Another Card spectator takes the same card, it pops out of spread as he is about to take one (gag?)
2001 New Card Controls 50
R. Paul Wilson DF Revelation selection drawn on pad, only back drawn as gag, when paper is turned over the selection is drawn on other side
2001 Omerta 9
Steve Beam Mortality card found at number, number indicates how long person will live
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 10
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 11
Steve Beam The Nobs Prediction no gag, no can be unfold and forms name of selection
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "The 'It' Girl" in "The James File"
Variations
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 32
Lee Asher Milking the Boards fake milk shuffling sequence, overhand stacking gag
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 173
Steve Beam Mortality - The Second Opinion card found at number, number indicates how long person will live
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 220
Unknown Depth Illusion wand and cup move, cup deeper from inside than outside, done with card case and pencil
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 238
Tony Bartolotta Joker Jump two Jokers apparently transpose (gag), then a big One and Two appears on their backs
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 304
Karl Fulves Rule Of Three "played for laughs"
2004 Under Tension 85
Steven Youell I HATE that card! idiosyncratic way to cull a card to the top
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 58
Steve Beam Counterweight multi-phase routine, ending with 51 on 1 card gag
Also published here 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 61
Chastain Criswell Defaced head of joker is moved on card
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 144
Ron Frost Getting A Round Tuit Getting around to it - produce a round circle labelled "TUIT"
2004 After The Force 82
Ron Frost None of the Above Packet of cards taped together does not contain selection, which is predicted as a gag, but then magician predicts the card correctly
2004 After The Force 91
Piet Forton Aeroplane Trick oder Die Fallschirmspringer airplane is built with cards, aces are produced with drop-out-move
2005 Das 2005 — Close-Up Seminar 15
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deck
Related toAlso published here 2006 Compilation 84
Tyler Wilson Gag Reflex card jumps forward from fan as spectator is about to pick a card, followed by under-the-spread type force
2006 Dominatricks 34
Marty Kane Key Points in Mind Reading humorous routine, spectator apparently reads mind of performer
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 56
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "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 which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Kevin Ho Stuck On You Your friend picks up cards off the floor, but cards keep appearing on the floor for them to pick up
2008 Smooth Operations 33
Kevin Ho Getting Into Shape Forming a "rectang