Going through J.B. Bobo’s “Modern Coin Magic,” there are a number of variants to the Coins Across plot line, not to mention the variants that other magicians have developed and made there own. Tommy Wonder does his variant with a “Magician in Trouble” spin, and with his usual suave delivery, pulls the audience right along with him. This was from his Tahoe sessions that are presented in his video series “Visions of Wonder.”
Lately, I find myself watching as much of Tommy Cooper’s work as I can find. Because of my age and being on this side of the pond, I wasn’t aware of him until recently and it’s another case of finding out what I missed. This bit includes his performance of the Indian Rope Trick.
Today’s Dose comes on Thanksgiving, which is also referred to as Turkey Day colloquially here in the States. What better time to bring the famous Welsh “Almost Magician” Tommy Cooper (1921-1984) in. Also a member of The Magic Circle, Tommy’s comedy act was developed in part over finding that he got better responses when a trick failed than when it worked. Some of his stuff makes me laugh until there are tears. Here’s one of those bits. Happy Thanksgiving!