Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sure Shot - Appearing Shotglass

"Sure Shot"

The Egg Bag is one of those perfect tricks. It follows the old "pack flat, play big" formula. Not only is it a trick that fries people close up, but it also can translate to the big stage and still have the impact to play to the back of the house.

The Egg Bag has been in my program ever since I learned it from my mentor, Denny Haney, back in the early nineties. I use this trick for formal close up, strolling magic and in my stand up comedy magic show. If you don't do the egg bag, do yourself a favor and go to and pick one up along with the Ken Brooke instructions.

Since the Egg Bag is a cyclical trick as the egg simply appears and disappears, the routine lends itself well to a kicker. The production of a shot glass of liquid is the ending Denny used for many years and it is one that I still use today.

The original cover to keep the liquid in the glass came from an old Sam Berland thimble trick. These rubber covers have long been unavailable. I wanted to have the same secure seal as the Berland gimmick but an easier and more reliable release tab. I have come up with the perfect shot glass and rubber cover. Unlike other covers that can easily dislodge, this one holds from the inside and really grabs and seals the liquid inside.

The cover is made from hearty black, industrial flex rubber. Once the cover is in place, you can spin the glass up in the air and catch it, manipulate it in the egg bag, carry it in your pocket indefinitely and it will not open until you pull the release. The release tab is made with strong, water resistant commercial grade black tape infused with a strong adhesive.

If you are looking for a killer surprise ending for your egg bag, or already do a shot glass production from your pocket or paper bag and are looking for a better prop, I think this will be just what you are looking for. The glass and cover retail for $50.00.