One of the best sets of lecture notes we have seen in years. . . These notes give several examples of how Payne adapted standard tricks to fit his character and shows photos of the props as he... More > refigured and redecorated them to fit his theme. In addition he gives the complete patter for several of his routines, most of them in character. It is a fun, fun read. Even the footnotes (over 100 of them) are fun to read. But, best of all, for anyone looking to branch out into character magic, or as Payne refers to it, "Thematic Thaumaturgy," this is an informative and inspiring primer. . . .Larry White Oracle Magazine. . . . . . .
"I genuinely enjoyed his scripts; I laughed at some of the jokes and absolutely admired some of the presentations. If you want a good book about how to create clever and amusing presentations. . . this is the book" . . . Jamy Ian Swiss Genii Magazine< Less