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Comedy Come-Back Card (Wine Glass) by Eric Lews, Magikraft Studios

(c. 1947,1999) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This effect was original created by Eric Lewis c. 1947 and is still being created by Eric’s son Martin Lewis. When Eric Lewis and Magikraft Studios first released this they used a special custom holder which worked fine, however it did look a little more like a gimmick.  More recently they released a version using a custom made plastic wine glass.  The wine glass works just as well and looks less like a prop so that is the version you probably should look for.

This is what Martin Lewis says about the change: “My father, Eric Lewis, created the Comedy Come-Back Card and designed an acrylic houlette for use with it, wine glasses being too breakable. If acrylic wine glasses existed in his day I’m sure he would have used one. A wine glass and napkin are far more innocuous looking and lend elegance to the effect.

It really is a very simple effect that has a wonderful impact on the audience.

Effect: A deck of cards is shown, and cut to bring the Five of Diamonds (for example) to the face. It is then put into a clear holder to prevent any possibility of sleight of hand. Now the Five of Diamonds is deliberately removed and pushed it into the deck leaving the Six of Spades (for example) showing.

A handkerchief is flicked over the cards, and the Five of Diamonds jumped right back to the front. The Five is removed to show the Six of Spades is still there.

Following the popular six card repeat theme, the effect is repeated a second and third time, on the fourth try a Joker makes an appearance. Finally the Joker is put away and the Five jumps back for the last time.

An ideal Parlor or Club effect, the Come-Back Card comes complete and ready to perform. No complicated resets, good visibility, and strong visual impact make this an ideal item for your next seasons show.

Includes:

  • Custom made plastic wine glass.
  • A deck of cards.
  • Handkerchief.
  • Gimmick Cards.
  • Instructions.
  • Ready to perform.

Routine: Tonight I would like to show you the best magic trick in the world. Now I know it’s the best magic trick in the world because I Googled it. There was a guy in a top hat and cape and underneath it said, ‘The Best Magic Trick in the World.’ Turns out its a card trick, who knew?” A deck of cards is removed from its case and fanned back and front.

“He cut the deck and there was a Jack of Clubs on the face.”

Deck is cut to show Jack of Clubs on face. Then he put the cards into a wine glass to prove he could not manipulate the cards in any way. Deck is put into the wine glass. Now he deliberately removed the Jack of Clubs and pushed it into the deck leaving a Three of Diamonds at the face. This is done. Now he picked up a napkin, passed it over the cards, and the Jack of Clubs jumped right back to the front again. The action follows the patter.

“I wanted to learn how to do the trick so I did what all of you would do, I went to You Tube. There’s always an expert there ready to expose how a trick is done, and by expert I mean some pimply youth with nothing better to do. I typed in, ‘Does anyone know how to do the trick where you take the Jack of Clubs, push it into the deck, flick a napkin over it, and make it come to the front again.’ ”

The trick is repeated.

“Well, no one seemed to know so I had to go old school, I posted the query on my Facebook Wall. ‘Does anyone know the trick where you take the Jack of Clubs, push it into the deck, wave a napkin, and the Jack jumps back to the front?’ ”

The effect is repeated again.

“Well one of my five thousand friends … OK one of my five hundred friends … OK, one of my five friends said, I don’t know that trick, I do know the one where you put the Jack into the deck and a Joker jumps to the front – and I know the one where you put the Joker into the deck and the Jack jumps to the front – but I don’t know the one where you put the Jack into the deck and the Jack jumps to the front.”

The effect is repeated three times quite rapidly, with the Joker making its appearance the first time. “A shame really because it means that tonight I won’t be able to show you the one where you put the Jack  into the deck, cover it with a napkin, and the Jack jumps to the front. But if you really do want to see it it’ll be on my Instagram feed later tonight.”

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Approx. Price: $65.00 (2007) ***

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1 review for Comedy Come-Back Card (Wine Glass) by Eric Lews, Magikraft Studios

  1. Andy Martin

    This effect was original created by Eric Lewis c. 1947 and is still being created by Eric’s son Martin Lewis. When Eric Lewis and Magikraft Studios first released this they used a special custom holder which worked fine, however it did look a little more like a gimmick.  More recently they released a version using a custom made plastic wine glass.  The wine glass works just as well and looks less like a prop so that is the version you probably should look for.

    This is what Martin Lewis says about the change: “My father, Eric Lewis, created the Comedy Come-Back Card and designed an acrylic houlette for use with it, wine glasses being too breakable. If acrylic wine glasses existed in his day I’m sure he would have used one. A wine glass and napkin are far more innocuous looking and lend elegance to the effect.

    It really is a very simple effect that has a wonderful impact on the audience.

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