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September 28, 2007 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Irish Magic Comedian Jason Byrne expertly demonstrates a classic trick. (swearing) (lots of it).
posted by Turtles all the way down (27 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay, I'll say it: I haven't laughed that hard at anything in a really long time. I thought I was going to pass out for a minute when he got to the hoop bit.
posted by nanojath at 1:49 PM on September 28, 2007


That was OK, but I really liked the B├╝rostuhl-springen (chair jumping?) I saw on the sidebar.
posted by MtDewd at 1:52 PM on September 28, 2007


That was fookin' great.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 1:55 PM on September 28, 2007


That was fookin' stupid
posted by mrnutty at 1:58 PM on September 28, 2007


I haven't laughed that hard in a long time - thanks Turtles!
That trick was straight out of a book of magic tricks that I read when I was a kid. This video is exactly what I imagine would have happened had I tried this with my friends. Except for the swearing.

Okay, especially the swearing.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:00 PM on September 28, 2007


I laughed my fucking ass off. Seriously. I have no ass left. Thank you Turtles.
posted by The Bellman at 2:01 PM on September 28, 2007


That was fookin' stupid
posted by mrnutty at 3:58 PM on September 28 [+] [!]


I guess we fookin' disagree, but thanks for fookin' shittin' in the fookin' thread.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 2:03 PM on September 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Funny! Reminds me of the excellent Tommy Cooper.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:03 PM on September 28, 2007


I'm going to go with ...

Funny!

I held it out for dramatic tension.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:04 PM on September 28, 2007


Tommy Cooper at YouTube.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:04 PM on September 28, 2007


Mr. Byrne's delivery at the beginning was a little reminiscent of Bobcat Goldthwaite's which made me a little skeptical about the rest of the clip. I'm glad to say that my worries were unfounded. There also was a definite Tommy Cooper Vibe as well.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:16 PM on September 28, 2007


Finally, finally, finally we can all start forgetting about Penn & Teller.
posted by Reggie Digest at 2:29 PM on September 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I wish I knew how that trick worked.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:53 PM on September 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Fookin' hilarious!
posted by afx237vi at 2:55 PM on September 28, 2007


Oh, lordy. I'm home sick, in a foul mood, and I laughed myself even sicker. Thank you.
posted by Peach at 2:59 PM on September 28, 2007


I wish I knew how that trick worked.

If you stop the video at exactly 2:15 and look very carefully you can see a reflection off a very thin matte-black wire hanging from overhead.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 3:03 PM on September 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Niiiice! That indeed is from a magic book my brother had as a kid. We constructed an elaborate (for us) gimmick with a pair of jeans, shoes, and 2 sticks from stilts my brother made in Boy Scouts. It really did look cool, though. We took turns being the floater so the other one could watch.
posted by The Deej at 3:42 PM on September 28, 2007


Why do comedians always shout? Does it make them funny?
posted by Nelson at 3:54 PM on September 28, 2007


Heh, that was a great laugh.

Thanks, Turtles!
posted by BobFrapples at 4:01 PM on September 28, 2007


Fookin' tears in me fookin' eyes. Funny.
posted by steef at 4:15 PM on September 28, 2007


Funny! Yes!
posted by oddman at 4:24 PM on September 28, 2007


That was great, thanks.
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:39 PM on September 28, 2007


Why do comedians always shout? Does it make them funny?

If you're an Irish comedian its expected, just as every Jewish comedian is explain how infuriating their mother is.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 7:27 PM on September 28, 2007


I remember taking my sister to a magic club in San Francisco once. She was drunk. The magician came out as the curtain behind him rose and my sister bellowed "How'd he do that?"
posted by RavinDave at 10:53 PM on September 28, 2007 [5 favorites]


The set up wasn't that great. The hoop bit? Fookin' genius.
posted by Phire at 11:23 PM on September 28, 2007


I've loved Jason Byrne ever since I saw him call for two volunteers from the audience, and then whacked them repeatedly in the head under the guise of a quiz. Alas, I can't find a clip.
posted by robcorr at 6:53 PM on September 29, 2007


*mental note

Say 'fuck' a lot when trying to amuse Americans.
posted by asok at 5:46 AM on September 30, 2007


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