Seven by Patrick Kuffs
An insanely dynamic entertainer and innovator, Patrik Kuffs has made smash-hit appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the International Battle of Magicians in Atlanta, and on such varied television shows as Popular Mechanics For Kids, Ad Lib and Urban Magic, with David Acer and Richard Sanders. This book, his first, contains seven eye-popping showpieces for stage and close-up, each one ingenious, engaging and astonishing enough to steal a show!
- Under The Table: A card is folded and placed under the leg of a wobbly table to steady it at the beginning of a show. Later, a card is chosen in the context of another routine, then promptly vanishes. Impossibly, a spectator retrieves the card under the table-leg and unfolds it, showing it to be his selection!
- Invisible Touch: A spectator secretly marks one finger on a drawing of a hand. A second spectator is asked to extend his hand, when suddenly he feels something touching a finger, though there is nothing near it! The finger, of course, is the same one secretly marked by the other spectator!
- French Lint: A clean lint roller is used to collect DNA left behind by a chosen card, only to result in the name of the card mysteriously forming in lint on the roller!
- Temporal Anomaly: Two watches are borrowed from the audience, then both are set randomly by two different people. When the two times are revealed, they match! And so much more! This is an inspired collection of close-up, stage and mental miracles, rich in their simplicity, remarkable in their effect!