After years of preparation, this fabulous book by magical comedy great David Hemingway, truly stands as the definitive handbook for Comedy Magicians
Written and collated by David Hemingway, established performer, magical creator and successful author. This book is an in-depth look at what makes Comedy work, particularly in Magic performance.
With this book, you are also supplied an online video link for a recording of David's lecture plus his interview by Donald Bevan titled 'The Magic Fly on the Wall'. In the lecture, you'll get to see David presenting some routines that he's performed through the years in his magic profession, along with plenty of useful hints and tips. In 'The Magic Fly on the Wall', you have a no holds barred interview by Donald Bevan. Here David talks about his career in magic, you have the opportunity to listen to someone talking frankly and openly about his lifetime experiences as a magician, a magic dealer and a magical advisor.
This talk alone is worth the price of the book, here for instance is what the great magician and entertainer, Paul Daniels wrote in 2014 after David sent him the DVD on its release...
'A couple of days ago I received a DVD from International Magic by David Hemingway and Donald Bevan. It is called The Magic Fly on the Wall and even though the sound is a bit up and down my wife and I absolutely loved it, and believe me, that is VERY rare when watching magic stuff.
David holds nothing back and says it like it is. There are no tricks on it; it's a discussion about his long life in magic BUT if you listen and watch through the eyes of a pro there are dozens of hints and tips that all of us should be thinking about and applying to our performances and even about our magic clubs.
This is a great video and I have no financial interest in it whatsoever.'