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Reaction Ad-Libs Review

July 12th, 2008 1:32am
Reviewed by georgejones
Tragic. Insulting. Non-funny. Amateur. Dishonest.

I'm sorry I spent my money on this mess. As I read the marketing hype, I realize it's almost all lies. Apparently Mr. Darwin or his marketers feel that lying and marketing are the same.

Some amateur shot a session at a magic convention. Video of this quality is normally thrown away, but Darwin figured he could make a buck off it. The whole mess screams "shoddy".

Darwin apparently thought the audience would supply the funny gags, and the audience assumed that was his job. Most of the time both came up empty.

Darwin's idea of humor is sour and insulting. Several audience members were downright offensive: "if I wanted to hear from you I'd rattle my zipper." In that respect, the bad sound is almost a blessing. Use this material only if you don't want to be invited back.

Mr. Darwin's material is way, way out of date, and possibly was NEVER funny. Your crabby uncle Fester is funnier. The worst joke is having a normally-reputable magic dealer steal your money.
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Product info for Reaction Ad-Libs

Author: Gary Darwin
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $29.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

The ULTIMATE Course in Situational One-Liners for Magicians, MCs, Jugglers, Ventriloquists, Comedians and Public Speakers... Not for Politicians!

What do you say when...

What do you say when you're in the middle of your show and all of a sudden there's a huge crashing noise heard from backstage? What do you say when a baby starts wailing away in the middle of your act? What do you say when somebody interrupts your show by walking in ten minutes late? What do you say when a prop malfunctions? What do you say when you walk out on stage, start talking and your mike doesn't work? What do you say when your audience starts talking in the middle of your show? What do you say when an audience member starts heckling you? What do you say when you belch or sneeze or caugh or WORSE on stage? What do you say when THINGS GO WRONG!

It's gonna happen!

As a live entertainer, you face a never ending barrage of technical difficulties, interruptions, and stuff just generally going wrong WHILE THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON YOU!

But that doesn't mean you have to lose your cool. Being a true professional means knowing how to handle ANY SITUATION you're presented with so that no matter what happens the audience gets their money's worth and more.

Gary Darwin is famous for having the perfect response for any situation. His audiences think that's because he's an incredible ad-lib artist, and that's true... but it's not the WHOLE TRUTH. The whole truth is that Darwin and other top professionals PLAN for these situations and PRACTICE their responses ahead of time. That way they just have to pick the right line, (not write it too!) when the pressure is on and the unexpected happens.

For this incredible new course Darwin has assembled a live and VERY VOCAL audience of top professional magicians, MCs, jugglers, ventriloquists and comedians to help contribute the one-liners that have worked for them close-up, stand-up and on stage. What results is a free-for-all in which Darwin and Company cover a TON of material, heckle and get heckled, trade advice (and insults), and everyone has a good laugh.

This is serious business, though, and if you're a live entertainer you'll benefit greatly from thinking and planning what you're going to say when the unexpected happens... BEFORE IT HAPPENS. This course is a tremendous resource and a huge head start in your quest to be prepared for anything on stage. Don't venture into your next live performance without it!

Have the PERFECT LINE for the 200 most common UNEXPECTED situations!

Running Time Approximately 90min

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