Jason Leddington
Bucknell University
Argues for the controversial and initially counterintuitive thesis that theatrical magic (that is, the performance of conjuring tricks) is a form of standup comedy.
Keywords Magic  Humor  Standup comedy
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DOI 10.1111/jaac.12762
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