So I was asked by a friend to perform for him at a venue. Nothing big, I'll only be on stage for like 3 to 5 minutes tops. I don't want to lug out anything heavy or big, and the stage is more so a parlor from what he's described. I figured I'll stick with card magic since it's light on the baggage and I can perform some walk arounds.
I recently had an idea, I figured the simpler the better. I'm not getting paid, more so I'm just doing a favor for a friend but, here's an idea I had for my routine.
So to begin my performance, I walk on stage talking on the phone, feigning ignorance to how I'm about to start the show. I make some comments about how yes I received the package for my insurance policy, but the envelope was empty. I proceed to show them a huge manilla envelope, I'll just make a false flap inside the envelope to cover the policy, it seems the easiest for me. Anyways, I proceed to make some gestures like turning it upside down and so forth to ensure that its empty.
I then begin the actual card routine, where I make the force and do the big reveal in which I fail 2 or 3 times. This is where I begin to get flustered, and pull out my cellphone again, calling the agency. I reiterate how I'm currently failing the magic trick, saying I'm on stage right now, and making random comments like "of course I'm using a deck of cards." or "No. This is not David Copperfield" and finally after a few laughs, I finally lead it on to where I say "yes, I need my insurance policy so I can get off scott free, of course I checked the envelope, it's not in there!"
I then take the previously empty envelope and produce the said Policy. I act stunned and quickly hang up my cellphone, going straight through the policy, to finally produce the great reveal.
How does that sound? Too cheesy? I'm not sure, but it seems like a very fun idea and I just love performing the Magician's Insurance policy in general.