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What will he teach?
Rudy will show you step by step how to create a three minute act that you can travel the world with.
CREATING A CHARACTER: FROM PERSONALITY TO PERSONA
How to find your unique performing personality and turn it into an original character that you can use for close-up, TV, stage, comic books, movies and beyond. He will show you how to start from scratch to find YOUR unique performing persona in a way that few others can explain - his Labman character is one of the most famous in Magic and he will show in detail how he created his this world. More importantly, he'll show you how to create your own that you can build a lifetime of shows around.
Rudy will show you the process he goes through in creating highly original material and how you can do the same. He'll show you various routines direct from his live and TV shows and explain them in detail - showing you how they went from an original idea to a powerful act that he has toured the world with. Lots of magicians say that they can show you how to create original material, but few have hours and hours of TV specials that can back up the claim - he'll show you in detail his unique process using examples from his own show so that YOU can create a unique show of your own.
He'll be going through these famous routines from his show, explaining in detail how they were created:
Who is he?
Rudy Coby grew up in upstate New York. He discovered magic at the age of 9, when he saw singer Alice Cooper being beheaded by a guillotine while he was singing. Coby was astonished.
The following year he received a magic set for Christmas. That kit that housed the secrets of magic, changed Coby's life. And from that moment on, he wanted magic to be a part of his life.
Young Rudy use to steal books on magic from the local library to perfect his tricks.
Soon he began offering his services on the announcement board of the local supermarket, billing himself as "Rudini."
At the age of 12, Coby was named "Magician Of The Year," by the Society of American Magicians. He held this title for two years. Coby wanted his performances to be as original and unique as the comic books he used to read. So he threw away his conventional magic tricks, and started putting together weird costumes and props. He assumed the identity, called "Labman,"a Scientific Superhero who claims to be a strange invader from this very planet, and created "The Four Legged Man" routine.
His act became a smash success and in no time, Coby found himself working in 80 countries.
In the early 1990s, Coby appeared in several small theatrical live shows, and on broadcast television.
He is known for delivering eclectic and original comedic performances, of which stage magic plays a large part.
In 1995, he was commissioned by Fox TV network to put together, two, hour long shows, "Rudy Coby: The Coolest Magician On Earth," which aired on May 21, and "Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous," which aired the following year on May 6. One device used in both shows is LabCo's "Hypnotron 2000", an animated optical illusion (designed by Jerry Andrus) in which concentric rings of black/white stripes rotate in alternating directions.
Coby shows this animation for about fifteen seconds, and then instructs viewers to look at a photograph, or the back of their hand, to see the object they look at appear to distort in front of their eyes.
This device is a well-known example of the motion aftereffect. The Hypnotron 2000 was reportedly so popular in the first show that Coby had to perform it again in the second.
Coby and his troupe of illusionist comrades also performed in the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit for an unprecedented thirteen weeks thanks to the cult following, and radio support. Coby also published a bundle of lecture notes, titled “How To Become A World Famous Magician."
After a hiatus of 14 years, Coby returned to performing in 2009, including a well-received twelve week run between June 13 - September 7 at the Galaxy Theater, Valleyfair, a theme park in Minneapolis, MN.
Coby is known to have worked with Manson from 2003, initially developing new material as well as stage magic.
He has also been Manson's roommate; his room being used as part of the cover of the album Eat Me, Drink Me with this news released as some of the first promotional information regarding Manson's track, Devour, from the 2009 album The High End of Low.
When Rudy Coby did a revival of his stage show in 2010, Marilyn Manson played the role of his arch nemesis.
The same year, Coby, a member of the famous Magic Castle, performed a week-long engagement, entitled "Magic vs. Science."
If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?
If you've never been to a magic lecture, theres never been a better time. Sunday April 6th at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming Rudy Coby LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.
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DONT WORRY IF YOU MIGHT MISS IT.
Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you'll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. Itll be waiting for you in your MyPenguinMagic area.
Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you wont find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.
This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Dont miss it!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 11th, 2014
So, if what you're looking for is material you can drop into your act, you won't find it here. This isn't a series of effects and explanations. What you do find here is amazing stories and stellar advice on basically everything from one of the most creative and original acts in the world. The say its over 4 and a half hours long, its really almost 5 hours, and he never looses steam. At times it is a bit unfocused, but it is a tour through the mind of a man that uses magic to become a cartoon character, so it is to be expected. I'm also left with the impression that Rudy is a really, really, nice guy. If you want inspiration, pick this up.5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
Fun! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2014
Great energy and I was surprised at what a great sense of humour Rudy had.5 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
No real close up magic taught but surprisingly I didn't miss that.
If you like the book 'Maximum entertainment' by Ken Weber you should get something from this.
Interesting insights, but difficult to rate Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2014
This is a difficult lecture to rate. I loved the stuff Rudy shared in the beginning about developing a three-minute act, establishing a personality, developing a persona and character.6 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
When you listen to the stories of Rudy's life and how he created certain things, you cannot help but to be inspired. The lecture is filled with encouragement to do your own thing, and you come away believing you can achieve your dreams.
I had never heard of Rudy Coby, but I found his Labman character to be very entertaining.
This lecture was good, but it is not for everybody. If you are looking to add more magic tricks to your repertoire, then you might want to stay away from this one. However, if you are looking to add more originality and creativity to the magic you already have, then you might want to check this out.
p.s. I gave this three stars because I truly do not know how to rate this one. I will be interested in reading other reviews.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 12th, 2014
A true Star and a great great and talented artist. A real artist. Thank you for the amazing and inspiring lecture Rudy.3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
You are COOL, amazing, genious and knowledgeable and very talented...
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 12th, 2014
Inspiring is that word!3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
i cannot even begin to say how much this lecture gave me. i have 3 or four other lectures and this one managed to drag on to nearly five hours, which to most people sounds crazy but if you think you love magic just as much as i do, its not long enough! it was so inspiring and really pushed my magic and my creative thinking up by giving me motivation and a clear way to do so without all the clutter.
i had already read rudy coby's lecture notes which contained alot of the same material (not effects) but at the same time hearing it directly from him along with many amazing stories was priceless!
Thanks Rudy and penguin!
Just what the Doctor ordered! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2014
I remember first seeing Rudy Coby's magic specials on fox years ago and was an instant fan! This lecture is perfect if you are struggling with who you want to be on stage and how you want to present yourself. If you are looking for a bunch of teach a tricks - you are in the wrong place. If you are looking for something to really inspire you to take your magic to the next level - I highly suggest this live lecture!2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 6th, 2014
I love Rudy Coby. He is cool magic labman. I wish go to see him live magic show.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
MORE than tricks Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 4th, 2014
this lecture has become a fantastic basis of starting a new way i think about my magic and this will make you a better performer, if your looking for tricks this is not for you. this is much more. and rudy himself is such and intresting ingaging man, who id love to just have a beer with and just chat. very nice thorey and stories. love to see more from him now that hes back in the magic world...1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Great for knowledge, not tricks!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 6th, 2014
Like 99% of Penguin customers, I'm a close-up worker, so I watched this for the knowledge he had to give; we all can learn something from somebody, something, sometime. Overall, it was a good lecture; he was brutally honest about the "showbiz" aspect of mainstream magic...it's not all glamorous or honest. It is inspirational; left feeling that we should all be honest with ourselves, do what we believe is right, treat people right, and good fortune will come. This was more of philosophical/ethical lecture, than a show and learn trick lecture. Would I recommend? Yes; we all have enough tricks, but we'll never have enough wisdom.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
He is the coolest magician on earth! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 3rd, 2014
I absolutely loved this lecture. If you are one of those magicians who want to learn tricks for your repertoire as some have said to maybe stay away, don't. You are the ones that need to see this, me too. Very inspiring and if you do have aspirations of becoming a better performer, not to be on TV or Vegas, but just in your home town there is great info here; and for the person that does want to make it to the "big time" you need to see this as well. Thanks Rudy!!!1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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