Michael Finney's magic and comedy have taken him around the world. Comedy clubs, corporate functions, network TV-you name it, he's done it, including an appearance at the recent Presidential Inaugural galas. He has been nominated for Magician of the Year, received the Silver Lion Head award for excellence in comedy and magic from Siegfried & Roy, and had his first real break in the business as a finalist in a Star Search competition. For the past 14 years, Michael has headlined comedy clubs across the country as well as entertained many corporate clients. Michael is no stranger to the networks either as he has performed on NBC's World's Greatest Magicians and World's Wildest Magic shows. He also performed on the Fox Network with Magic Johnson on The Magic Hour.
In this remarkable video series, Michael Finney found time in his busy schedule to get in front of the L&L cameras and share the things that made him such a success just for you-the jokes, the magic...and even a few tears along the way. This is more than just an instructional DVD series. It's an encounter with a remarkable human being who overcame huge obstacles in his life to become one of America's top performers.
Volume 1 - Comedy: No Magic
In front of a live audience (who are probably still trying to catch their breaths after laughing so hard), you'll see and hear Michael expound on the following subjects:
- A Dry Heat
- Getting Older
- Pet Peeves
- Passing Gas
- Flying Again
- Driving Old People
- Man-Sized Huggies
- Eating Cats
- A Trip to the Doctor
- Personal Training
- Bicycles & Meeting God
- Gambling in Vegas
- My Parents & Corporal Punishment <
Volume 2 - Comedy Magic Act & Motivational Speech
- Cane to Hat Table - A great opener for a comedy magic act.
- Six-Card Repeat - A venerable classic with the Finney touch, complete with a story that hangs it together and a pure show-biz ending.
- Professor's Nightmare - A trick many have discounted comes to life in the hands of a comedy master.
- 'No' - It's an old gag but with the right timing, can still send an audience into convulsive laughter.
- 1-2-3-4 - A surprising piece of mentalism that stuns even jaded comedy club audiences.
- Lady Rope Routine - One of Michael Finney's trademark pieces. This is the multi-phase routine that has taken him around the world.
- Sponge Ball Routine with Watch Steal - Two sponge balls, a spectator, a missing watch and a whole lot of laughs!
- Card on Forehead - Michael's other signature piece - a routine that has everyone in stitches and the guy on stage wondering what's so funny!
- Motivational Speech - This is a rare and extremely candid glimpse into the mind and heart of a top professional. In this segment, Michael opens himself up to the audience (and to you) as he relates the story of his rise up the show business ladder. Hear how Michael overcame tremendous obstacles to reach his goals and he will surely inspire you to reach for the stars in your own career ... and life! What's more, he shares many of the promotional ideas and marketing tools he uses to maintain his position as one of America's busiest performers.
Volume 3 - The Secrets
These are the inner workings of the magic in Michael Finney's repertoire, the tricks that made him a star. And, though you'll learn the secrets behind the tricks, there's much more here than that. You'll learn the real secrets of what makes magic entertaining to real-life audiences and even if you choose not to perform these specific pieces, the information that Michael so generously shares on this DVD has the power to transform and empower the magic you already do. Watch Michael as he tips the real work on
- Six-Card Repeat
- Glitter Card Gimmick Construction
- Silk Card Gimmick Construction
- Professor's Nightmare
- Lady Rope Routine
- Sponge Ball Routine
- Watch Steal
- Card on Forehead
You will come away from this video performance to not just be a better performer, but maybe a better person