THE PROFESSIONAL TOUCH BY BILLY McCOMB is back in print again and this
time as a hardback. This is a revised edition of the book with a
superb introduction by Kirk Charles reproduced with kind permission of
the Linking Ring.
We first produced this
important book back in 1987 as a softback. Billy reveals some of
his greatest routines in amazing detail. The book is edited and
illustrated by David Britland with extra illustrations by JAT.
Billy McComb is one of
the world's top cabaret magicians. He has worked all kinds of venues and
performed all kinds of magic and in his book shares some of his many
experiences, thoughts and routines and describes how you too can give
the professional touch to your act. Being a professional means thinking
about your act in a commercial way. Here Billy deals with such points as
misdirection, patter, close-up, opening effects, cabaret - in fact a
wealth of information gained during his many years as a professional
Billy touches on so
many varied and interesting subjects connected with show business that
it is impossible to list them here. We can promise you that reading
about them will be an entertaining and educational experience. In
addition to the tricks and routines explained in this book, Billy has
also included complete descriptions of three cabaret routines used by
him for many years. Every nuance of the performance is explained. Not
just how you do it but, more importantly, why you do it.
A study of these three
routines and their construction should pay dividends when applied to
your own act. This is professional magic by one of our most entertaining
professionals. Amongst the routines and effects described you will find
The Nap Hand routine, the Ring on Stick and Billy's Bill in Lemon.