58 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Gag
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Comedy Slate Test humorous message appears on one of two slates
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 33
Len Barker Phoney Telepathy gag routine, one sucker
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke, spectator choked if he does not comply
Related to 1939 Do That Again! 17
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Stewart James Hotelepathy names written on cards are selected and appear on suitcase, two times and ends with a gag, uses Jack Hughes' Attaboy
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 26
Sydney Bergson Psychiatrix comedy drawings, stack some are selected and divined
Inspired by
  • Roger Price's Droodles
1959 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
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 339
Terry Nosek Stock Market Manipulations cards with companies and their price of the stock, selected stock checked in the newspaper loses and performer's stock is worth more
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 42
George McLean Colorvision Gag practical joke with colorvision
Related to Dec. 1969 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
1971 Second Time Around 6
Roy Johnson, Morty Rudnick The Schmuck Prediction! four way out prediction envelope, "all schmucks choose ..."
1971 Second Time Around 39
Anthony Raven Number, Please apparently telephone number is divined, 'my number'
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 138) 689
Robert Cassidy Presidential Portraits American president is named, dummy picture is shown and name show on the back of picture as a kicker
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 7
Steve Beam Mental Address Book gag for getting phone number of spectator
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 1
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.
1979 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
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 104
Phillip Young It's Gone Astray marked coin under ashtray, joke
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 32
Steve Beam Math comedy prediction, unsolvable math question, in envelope
1983 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
1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 17
Stephen Tucker Letraset magician's gag, prediction faking to write with a nail writer
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 401
Steve Beam Lock & Key producing a lock, to add humor to a prediction, wordplay
1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 9
Robert Cassidy The Religious Coin prediction of date of coin, gag
1984 The Art of Mentalism 77
Thomas Alan Waters, Stanley Collins Kineslate gag divination, won turns into one on a slate
1985 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 effect
Related toVariations 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 24) 419
Karrell Fox The "Just Right" Prediction "You are right" on prediction changes into name of actual card
1988 My Latest Book 96
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Dunninger Dove gag, variation, bird on a perch
Inspired by 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 481
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number
1991 Hardcore 80
Philip T. Goldstein True Hue colors on cards used for selection of a color, this is predicted, includes sucker gag prediction
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 8
Steve Beam Fantasy Vacation I vacation prediction, no gag, spectator sits on envelope
1992 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, 1990
Related to
  • Gene Grant's "Vision of the Future" in "Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets", 1960
1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 454
Al Mann The Street Challenges answer when someone says "Tell me what I am thinking"
1994 Challenges 4
Joseph Dunninger, Marvin Miller Destiny's Diciple with addition by Marvin Miller (see reference)
Related toAlso published here 1994 Challenges 5
Unknown Yes-No Gag
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 6
Peter Duffie The Supernal Datebook diary with objects written next to every day, date chosen with number cards
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 17
Karl Fulves Greeting Card Wisdom gag cards with prediction of date of birth, has to be known in advance
1997 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
Also published here 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Quentin Reynolds A Clever Party Stunt psychological game à la the Cube, kokology
1997 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
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 1
Philip T. Goldstein Automantic deck with message cards, two cards are selected and they predict an action
Variations 2000 Northeast 3
Philip T. Goldstein Automantic deck with message cards, two cards are selected and they predict an action
2000 Texas Notes 4
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here 2001 San Jose Notes 3
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
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 364
Philip T. Goldstein Automantic deck with message cards, two cards are selected and they predict an action
2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 6
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
2003 Saint Louis Notes 4
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
2004 Random Acts of Magic 285
Chris Hannibal Lethal Weapon humorous prediction, No-Gag, no can be unfolded and forms name of famous person
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 215
Ronnie Lee The Proof one of three silks chosen, predicted, with three gag predictions
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 448
David Corsaro Getting to Know You spectator's name appears on blank faced card in deck with name cards, with comedy predictions to begin
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 13
Patrick Page A Prediction yes / no prediction, envelope
2011 Magic Page by Page 286
Patrick Page The Legend gag prediction, picture of celebrity in a frame
2011 Magic Page by Page 287
Robert Orben, Terry Herbert The Baby Gag classic baby gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 298
Mel Bennett Alliance "A Forceful Routine"
number prediction on clock, tie gag
2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 69
Max Maven Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 3
Dee Christopher BPQS gag message appears on spoon after spoon bending
2012 The Blackpool Prediction 42
Michael Murray ATM (Actual Thought Manipulation) divination of an emotion and apparently of spectator's PIN number
Inspired by
  • Haim Goldenberg's "Cryptext"
Related to
  • Michael Murray's "Your (Redundant) Number" in "Psychological Subtleties 3"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 38
Michael Murray Personal Identification Number apparently divining the PIN code of a spectator
Inspired by
  • "Subtle Telephone" in Banachek's "Psychologcial Subtleties 1"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 230
Kevin Ho Ni__a Please thought projection gag
2014 Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 24
John Lovick Saint Jack cards with predictions, any selected one becomes true, clown nose sight gag finale
Inspired by 2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 99