Well to be honest with you, there are many tricks that are considered "stage" but are also cheesy, boring, and just plain stupid. For the most part apearing canes and rabits out of hats are boring and overdone.
The reason why pen and teller are succesful is because they are extremely unique, and you can bet your bottom dollar, IF, they ever do pull a rabbit out of a hat they will kill imediatly after, AND THE CROWD WILL LOVE IT!
So if your planning doing dove acts and what not make your style unique. Tell a story, a dirty joke, or give it some political charge, otherwise your just some tuxedo clad lowlife.
Also stage mentalism is quite poular
Once again you are wrong. The effects arent boring or stupid. Its the way the performer presents them
, thats it. You either present it well or your dont.
I have seen some great and entertaining routines using appearing cane and rabbit out of hat.
You dont have to tell dirty jokes or be politicial ethier to be entertaining.. thats jst bad advice (Again). If thats not your style dont do them, dont try to force a style or presentation style.
Find what works best for you, take it, and mold it to a performace style. This isnt somethng that happens over night, it takes time.