58 entries in MC / Compere Bits of Business
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
May 1949 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
July 1949 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
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
Bert Douglas A Humorous Introduction jumbo business card, transformation of sides and message
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
Milbourne Christopher One Man's Opinion opening gag, paper makes some noise
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 247) 986
Allessandro Comedy Convention Skit
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 16
Dr. William E. Belanger Exit Gag for Performer or M.C. with a big watch
1962 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
1963 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
1970 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
1970 My Kind of Magic 70
John Murray Nothing "NOTHING" sign up the sleeve
1977 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
1977 The Magic Book 150
Karrell Fox Introduction to the Introductions about MC work
1979 Another Book 197
Karrell Fox, Charlie Cheer Rope-Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 207
Karrell Fox Handy Intro giant hand used to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 215
Karrell Fox "Notes"-Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 226
Karrell Fox Banner-Bit confetti thrown in empty cloth banner, name appears
1979 Another Book 198
Karrell Fox First Act giant bottle opener, way to introduce first performer
1979 Another Book 208
Karrell Fox Phone Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 217
Karrell Fox "Cue" Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 227
Karrell Fox Nova-Cane cane transforms into silk with name of next performer
1979 Another Book 199
Karrell Fox Good News way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 209
Karrell Fox "Crystal-Clear" Intro name of next performer appears in drawn crystal ball
1979 Another Book 218
Karrell Fox "Special Delivery" Intro way to introduce next performer with giant box
1979 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 1979 Another Book 200
Karrell Fox It's in the Bag way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 210
Karrell Fox "Big-Little" Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 219
Karrell Fox Further "Info on Intro's"
1979 Another Book 232
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages
1979 Another Book 201
Karrell Fox "Sexy" Intro using playboy magazine to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 211
Karrell Fox "Short-Pause" Intro way to introduce the intermission, arrow signs, exit
1979 Another Book 221
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card
1979 Another Book 275
Karrell Fox Code-Intro way to present name of next performer by highlighting his name on card with many letters
1979 Another Book 202
Karrell Fox Map Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 212
Karrell Fox "Double-Act" Intro way to introduce a double act with two giant playing cards
1979 Another Book 222
Karrell Fox 6 Foot Surprise next performer "appears" behind large silk
1979 Another Book 203
Karrell Fox Umbrella-Intro name on next performer on umbrella
1979 Another Book 213
Karrell Fox "Ducky" Intro using card duck to introduce next performers with alphabet cards
1979 Another Book 224
Karrell Fox Puppet-Intro bunny puppet introduces next performer
1979 Another Book 204
Karrell Fox Paper-Tear Intro way to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 214
Karrell Fox "T&R" Intro torn and restored paper ribbon to introduce next performer
1979 Another Book 225
Patrick Page Emcee Bit comedy presentation for Sitta's Leopard Silk
1980 Magic Page by Page 10
Terry Seabrooke Terry's Tennis Ball comedy bit, tennis ball with face and slit as mouth
1986 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
1986 Seabrooke's Book 72
Terry Seabrooke Looking for Laughs comedy bits, on humor
1986 Seabrooke's Book 78
Karrell Fox "Hand it to 'Em" company name appears on cards at fingertips of fake hand
Related to 1986 For My Next Trick... 155
Karrell Fox "A Commercial Fame-Up" company name appears in frame
1986 For My Next Trick... 157
Karrell Fox A "Hot" Item trade show presentation for flaming book
1988 My Latest Book 128
Steve Beam Taping Time mc bit, for stretching time, gag
1989 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 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 22
Karrell Fox Funny-Filter paper streamer from cigarette
1991 Goodies 83
Marvin Leventhal From the Labyrinth Emcee Hammer, MC bit with a hammer and a lot of puns
1991 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 1991 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
1993 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
1997 Simon Says! 224
Rick Bronson No Sweat! sweat from forehead take up with towel, lots of water pours out when wrung out, gag
2005 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
2009 Routines Matter 165
Roberto Giobbi It's Up Your Sleeve! emcee bit
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 5) 193