Discover the secrets to creating an act that wins over every audience and gives them a unique, unforgettable experience. The "Jon Armstrong Masterclass" is your chance to learn the road-tested routines and theory that helped Jon Armstrong become one of the most in-demand acts around the world.
For the bulk of his career, Jon Armstrong made a living as one of the most talented close-up magicians in the world. But, about a decade ago, he decided he wanted to focus more on performing stand-up magic both as a creative challenge and to open up more financial avenues. In this special, Masterclass he's going to teach you how he made that transition. This includes both complete routines both old and new and all the tips he's picked up over the last ten years.
There is no better way to start 2024 than with the "Jon Armstrong Masterclass"!
Session 1 - January 7, 2024 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
In the first session, Jon will discuss the main concepts you need to understand if you want to stand-up magic and also improve the stand-up magic you already do.
Each section will start with a performance of a routine from Jon's show before diving into the method for the effect, as well as a detailed exploration of the finer details that make it so successful. You don't just get the why, but also the how-including how to make routines your own.
How to Win - Formal (Ring and Tie)
Jon's overall thoughts about stand-up magic and his signature stand-up routine, which leaves your audience with a permanent reminder of your awesome skills for the rest of the show.
Real Show Review - Card Under Watch/Bag Stab
You'll learn how to effectively review your shows and discover how it not only helps you improve your performances, but also sparks creativity for new routines. This section concludes with learning a complete 10-minute routine filled with tons of magical moments.
The Now - Practice Time: Chop Cup (First Time Being Published)
Jon offers some invaluable insights on how to script routines that audiences will genuinely remember. This includes a first-ever look at how he's evolved his Chop Cup routine to heighten both the magical impact and audience interaction without following the standard guessing game plot.
In One - Eggspionage (First Time Being Published)
This session will focus on magic in monologue and why it's important in your show. As an example, Jon will show you his take on Sucker Silk to Egg without the silk or the sucker.
Bringing Close-Up On Stage - Thought of Card to Wallet
Learning how to make your smaller close-up effects play bigger on stage is a major part of transitioning to stand-up magic. To illustrate this concept, Jon will teach you how to fill the stage with just a deck of cards, a rubber band, and a wallet.
Session 2 - January 14, 2023 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
Week two dives into five ways you can change how you approach your show so that you make a unique, one-of-a-kind impact on every audience.
Unite | Uno Voodoo
This fun and engaging effect about the world of high-stakes UNO cheating is the perfect effect for audiences of any age (something that cruise ship magicians always need to worry about). It's a fully-scripted cards across routine that is as fun to perform as it is to watch.
Engage | Engagement Ideas
In this session, Jon will show you how to take some stand-up classics and make them more engaging and memorable.
Impress " Through Line (First Time Being Published)
How can we make our shows more impressive on multiple levels? In this session, Jon will share a multi-part routine that serves as an easy structure to help turn a bunch of unique routines into a real show.
Train | Cup Ball and Shot Glass (First Time Being Published)
Teaching the audience to respond the way you want them to will make getting the reactions you desire much easier. To illustrate this concept, Jon will share an odd routine with a classic magic prop.
Respect | Paper Ball
Discover how respecting an audience's time, intelligence, and individuality is crucial for a memorable show. Jon will share the closer he uses to get people on their feet and make them eager to see him again.
Live Q&A - January 28, 2023 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
Join Jon live on Zoom as he answers your questions about not only the material taught in the weeks before, but anything related to stand-up magic.
As a SPECIAL BONUS, Jon will also talk about "Odds and Ends", which are a bunch of simple ideas that you can apply to your shows based on the concepts taught in the previous weeks.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, this Q&A is happening 2 weeks after the final lecture as opposed to the usual week after.
Jon Armstrong Masterclass Week 2 by Jon Armstrong
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