The Occamy show (otherwise called Medieval Madness)
Some people who have been performing the same show for years say they get bored with performing it and so they have to always come up with new shows to keep themselves entertained. (Because the most important part of the show is making sure you have a good time). I have now done doing the… Continue reading The Occamy show (otherwise called Medieval Madness)
How long is a piece of string?
It can be very funny when people 1st ring to ‘book a magician’. We help people find the best type of magic or entertainment for their event so it’s not a basic answer, just a simple process. Ben used to answer their question by starting with the line “How long is a piece of string?”… Continue reading How long is a piece of string?
“The most important thing in comedy is timing” you’ll often hear people say, and it’s true. It’s also true for magic and advertising. My apologies for this entry coming late but we’re still trying to work out the timing. For the last 12 years, Alex has been at school so we had a reasonable, yet… Continue reading Timing
That Old Joke
When you’ve been around for a while, like us, there are certain things you take for granted, things you start to assume everyone must know. Ben loves to tell about the day he was hired as Dosty the clown to work the streets of The Rocks with a 2nd clown. They had worked together before… Continue reading That Old Joke
So we’re just about at the end of January, and while we’re not finished in terms of gigs we are able to take some time and say “Hello world! We’re back to play.” Just as it’s important for a singer to learn good breath control, so as entertainers we need to pace ourselves and ‘breath’… Continue reading Breathing
Where Did It Come From?
Happy New Year to you all! It’s a simple thing that comes around every 12 months, it doesn’t surprise us anymore but it can be a good space marker to stop and check your progress and if you’re on the right path. There are other items in performers’ lives though that do beg the question.… Continue reading Where Did It Come From?
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas
It’s that time of year again, Ben and I cover A LOT of ground over December/January entertaining for business Christmas parties and schools/vacation care centers. It’s an exhausting but happy way to finish the year. As we go around each of your events we hear lots of interesting things, getting young children to tell jokes… Continue reading Have Yourself a Merry Christmas
Scrooge quite proudly announces that the Christmas season is harvest time for the money-lenders as people spend the mortgage money on frivolities. But it’s harvest time for us as well. We’ll work multiple shows a day, every day, to make the most of the December-January holiday season knowing that February to May will be light… Continue reading Harvest Time
Show Time in No Time
For a while, I trained in the western martial art of sword and shield, and the saying was “there are only 2 weeks to festival”. No matter when you were on the calendar. And I find this holds true for so many things in life, new shows, Christmas, and the date of handing over homemade… Continue reading Show Time in No Time
The Rule of the Box
It’s funny how much little boxes can absorb your life. At this time of year, I enjoy looking at the brightly coloured gift boxes for Christmas and in a couple of weeks we pull out our personal boxes of Christmas decorations and put them up. (It helps keep our mood light through all the Christmas… Continue reading The Rule of the Box
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