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Sleightly Amusing: A Magical Compendium of Jokes, Patter, Bits of Business and Handy Tips for the Aspiring Gag Writer James A Ward

Sleightly Amusing: A Magical Compendium of Jokes, Patter, Bits of Business and Handy Tips for the Aspiring Gag Writer

James A Ward

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It’s not easy being funny. True, there are countless jokes out there, covering every conceivable topic, and almost as many books on the subject. But, for the magician, most are either inappropriate or so ancient they can probably be found on the sameMoreIt’s not easy being funny. True, there are countless jokes out there, covering every conceivable topic, and almost as many books on the subject. But, for the magician, most are either inappropriate or so ancient they can probably be found on the same piece of wall as the Beni Hasan cup-and-ball routine. With more than 400 gags, bits of patter and business, Sleightly Amusing sets out to provide magicians with workable lines, whether performing for other magicians, laypeople, in competitions or even compering. The book opens with a section on the business of comedy writing itself, based on the author’s experience as a gag writer for television, radio and as a stand-up comic.ABOUT THE AUTHORJames A Ward is a published author, having written for children, teenagers and adults. He has also written comedy for TV and radio, both in the UK and mainland Europe.As well as scripting gags and sketches for, among others, Freddie Starr, Roy Hudd and June Whitfield, his work has been broadcast on Radio 2, Radio 4, the World Service, BBC1, ITV and S4C (Wales). He has also performed stand-up comedy across Yorkshire and at the Edinburgh Fringe.A member of the world famous Magic Circle, James has lectured and performed around the UK and as far away as India. He has performed mindreading magic on TV and radio, and created almost a hundred original tricks which have been published in magazines and e-books around the world.