Secretary Report – July 2021

Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring

Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the New Beginning Fellowship Church, 15601 S. Pennsylvania in OKC

LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email:

We held our first live meeting in over a year in July. The theme for the meeting was “Comedy Magic.” Jim Green started the festivities by inviting Riley Beeson to join him “on stage.” Jim began by claiming he could poke Riley’s head through a small brass ring. This gag bit got several groans. Jim then had Riley hold a loop of chain and linked the brass ring onto the chain in a split second. He did it again for those who blinked the first time.

Michael King performed the “Kate and Edith” card trick. This led to a discussion of the use of one-liners in a magic routine. Michael talked about how hard it is to come up with good original comedy material. Lee Woodside commented that some of the best lines come from things that audience members say during a performance.

Lee Woodside invited Jerry Bowzer to assist him in a magic routine. Lee showed a list of famous actors and singers and had Jerry secretly count to a card based on the name of his mentally selected celebrity. Lee then asked Jerry if he would be surprised if a photo of the star was on the back of the list. Sure enough, the photo was of a baby, but he/she was holding a playing card, which turned out to be the very card that Jerry had “selected.” Lee said that this was an effect from Roberto Giobbi’s CARD COLLEGE LIGHTER which he and Jim Short had improved upon.

David Teeman showed that he held a red sponge ball in his left hand. He “magically” caused it to travel to his right hand. Then he caused it to travel back. He then admitted that the skeptics were correct in assuming he had two sponge balls. He showed a yellow sponge ball in one hand and a green one in the other and his hands were obviously otherwise empty.

David then enlisted the help of Derrick and Riley Beeson. David handed Derrick a large envelope containing three other envelopes. The largest of the three envelopes contained three TIME magazines and David asked Riley to choose the one that would be used. He had Riley select a random page and point to any location on that page. The word he was pointing to was “executive.” The second envelope contained a Thesaurus and David asked Riley to look up the word “executive” to find out its meaning. However, the page was missing. The third envelope contained the missing page and the word “executive” was circled.

Cassidy Smith performed a “wild card” routine where ugly ducklings turned into swans. He then showed an Aldo Columbini effect where a ring was thrown onto a rope and ended up within the knot that he had previously tied in the rope.

Lee Woodside

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