57 entries in MC / Compere Bits of Business
  
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U. F. Grant The Phantom Stage Carpenter vanishing carpenter, with gag intro in which explanation of trick cannot be heard because of loud banging noice
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 8
B. J. McGory B. J. McGory Gives Us An M. C. Gag wallet taken out of second pair of trousers
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 7
Bert Douglas Rubber Ice Cream Cone Routine ice cream in pocket, licked during the show as running gag
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
Bert Douglas A Humorous Introduction jumbo business card, transformation of sides and message
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 247) 986
Allessandro Comedy Convention Skit
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 16
Dr. William E. Belanger Exit Gag for Performer or M.C. with a big watch
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 368) 301
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jesse J. Langston, Eddie McGuire, gags by Goodlette Dodson
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 383) 362
Alan Shaxon By Popular Request! MC trick, spectator can decide who comes next, and what they have to do, forcing the program of the evening
My Kind of Magic 68
Alan Shaxon In Person! MC trick, a name is chosen from a booklet containing artists as well as his telephone number, the number appears on a slate, the picture of the artist in a frame and the artist performs next, forcing the artist
My Kind of Magic 70
John Murray Nothing "NOTHING" sign up the sleeve
The Magic Book 144
Sid Lorraine Words, Words, Words word STARLING on slate, one letter erased at a time to form a new word, gag patter
Inspired by
  • Rupert Slater item, The Magic Wand
The Magic Book 150
Karrell Fox Introduction to the Introductions about MC work
Another Book 197
Karrell Fox, Charlie Cheer Rope-Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 207
Karrell Fox Handy Intro giant hand used to introduce next performer
Another Book 215
Karrell Fox "Notes"-Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 226
Karrell Fox Banner-Bit confetti thrown in empty cloth banner, name appears
Another Book 198
Karrell Fox First Act giant bottle opener, way to introduce first performer
Another Book 208
Karrell Fox Phone Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 217
Karrell Fox "Cue" Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 227
Karrell Fox Nova-Cane cane transforms into silk with name of next performer
Another Book 199
Karrell Fox Good News way to introduce next performer
Another Book 209
Karrell Fox "Crystal-Clear" Intro name of next performer appears in drawn crystal ball
Another Book 218
Karrell Fox "Special Delivery" Intro way to introduce next performer with giant box
Another Book 229
Karrell Fox Hand of the Caliph five cards appear at five fingertips of fake hand à la card star, spelling out name of next performer
Related to Another Book 200
Karrell Fox It's in the Bag way to introduce next performer
Another Book 210
Karrell Fox "Big-Little" Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 219
Karrell Fox Further "Info on Intro's"
Another Book 232
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages
Another Book 201
Karrell Fox "Sexy" Intro using playboy magazine to introduce next performer
Another Book 211
Karrell Fox "Short-Pause" Intro way to introduce the intermission, arrow signs, exit
Another Book 221
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card
Another Book 275
Karrell Fox Code-Intro way to present name of next performer by highlighting his name on card with many letters
Another Book 202
Karrell Fox Map Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 212
Karrell Fox "Double-Act" Intro way to introduce a double act with two giant playing cards
Another Book 222
Karrell Fox 6 Foot Surprise next performer "appears" behind large silk
Another Book 203
Karrell Fox Umbrella-Intro name on next performer on umbrella
Another Book 213
Karrell Fox "Ducky" Intro using card duck to introduce next performers with alphabet cards
Another Book 224
Karrell Fox Puppet-Intro bunny puppet introduces next performer
Another Book 204
Karrell Fox Paper-Tear Intro way to introduce next performer
Another Book 214
Karrell Fox "T&R" Intro torn and restored paper ribbon to introduce next performer
Another Book 225
Terry Seabrooke Terry's Tennis Ball comedy bit, tennis ball with face and slit as mouth
Seabrooke's Book 48
Terry Seabrooke The M.C.
  • The Running Order
  • The Start of the Show
  • The End of the Show
  • The Band
  • The Room
  • The Show
  • Final Thoughts
Seabrooke's Book 72
Terry Seabrooke Looking for Laughs comedy bits, on humor
Seabrooke's Book 78
Karrell Fox "Hand it to 'Em" company name appears on cards at fingertips of fake hand
Related to For My Next Trick... 155
Karrell Fox "A Commercial Fame-Up" company name appears in frame
For My Next Trick... 157
Karrell Fox A "Hot" Item trade show presentation for flaming book
My Latest Book 128
Steve Beam Taping Time mc bit, for stretching time, gag
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 26) 451
Alexander de Cova Mikrofon-Gags 1. Das sich vergrößernde Mikrofon (growing sponge)
2. Probleme mit dem Mikro-Ständer
3. Das lange Mikrofon
Also published here Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 22
Karrell Fox Funny-Filter paper streamer from cigarette
Goodies 83
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth Emcee Hammer, MC bit with a hammer and a lot of puns
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 12
Alexander de Cova Mikrofon-Gags 1. Das sich vergrößernde Mikrofon (growing sponge)
2. Probleme mit dem Mikro-Ständer
3. Das lange Mikrofon
Also published here Das Alexander de Cova Seminar 20
Karl Fulves R.I.P. gag paper fold, design becomes a waste bin in the end and is about funeral
Verbatim (Issue 7) 77
Simon Lovell Sebastian the Mind-Reading Chicken gag with drawing of chicken and a part that is apparently about to vanish
Simon Says! 224
Rick Bronson No Sweat! sweat from forehead take up with towel, lots of water pours out when wrung out, gag
Seven By Rick Bronson 23
Trevor Lewis The Master of Ceremonies
  • Requirements and Advice
  • Patter Fillers
  • Novelty Introduction Aids
  • Other MC Prop Bits
  • Bits of Business to Use as MC or in Act
  • MC Miscellaneous Lines
  • Newspaper Lines
  • Lines, Lines, Lines
  • Martial Bliss Lines
Routines Matter 165
Roberto Giobbi It's Up Your Sleeve! emcee bit
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 5) 193