I think that I will stick with the more shy side. I seem to be better at that. I tried being shy and did a few effects and I was able to pull it off. Probably because 60-70% of the time, I'm more shy than goofy. And that's what most people know about me, being shy.
So thank-you for posting and I will have a look at that book.
Your magic character might be one of a wide-eyed child, amazed at his own magic. You could be enjoying the magic right along with the spectators, like a clown might, but without the clown costume and antics.
Alright, so when I'm doing a routine, I should be like,
"OK, uuuhhh... I don't know if this is going to work."
and act shy and all and say stuff like that until like the end where there's a big climax and then I could say things like,
"Wow! I didn't think I could pull that off. Ha ha!"
And look amazed that I actually did it.
Is that what you mean?