Weather Or Not by Devin Knight
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The very latest brainchild from the Knight and Moyer team. One of the most visual and comical mental effects you will find. Invite any 3 people on stage. These are not stooges and there has been no pre-show work.
Mentalist states that the two most talked about things among strangers are the weather and sports. They go hand in hand as the weather often affects sports. You then show a CD prediction and place it in a player. You state this contains a prediction that will hopefully match a weather forecast the spectators will form at random.
You ask the first person to name one of his favorite sports. Let's say he says: BASEBALL. This is written on a board so the audience can see it. You then call attention to 3 closed paper bags on the table. You tell the second person each bag contains a different type of weather gear and you'd like him to choose one to hold. Hopefully he will choose the right gear for the pending weather forecast. All this is done before the random weather forecast is made.
The mentalist then introduces cards containing various weather elements (including comedy weather, such as raining cats & dogs), temps, wind speeds, etc. The spectators then select elements to form a random weather forecast.
Let's say they select Rain, Lightning, Hail, and 25MPH winds. Each of these are written on the board for the audience to see. The performer then tells one of the spectators to push the play button. The CD plays and an official sounding NWS Weather Alert is heard. The voice warns of a pending rain storm, with lightning and 25MPH winds. The exact forecast the spectators formed at random. But wait, there is a REAL KICKER coming up. The weather alert also warns that this storm could cause BASEBALL size Hail! Yes, hail the size of the sports ball the person freely named when he came on stage. This kicker ending will floor any audience. But the best is yet to come. The mentalist points out that one of the spectators choose a bag BEFORE the forecast was formed.
The other two bags are opened first. One is seen to contain gloves and a ski mask. That doesn't fit the forecast. The other bag is shown to have suntan lotion and sunglasses. That doesn't match the forecast either. Finally the person holding the bag opens it. Inside he finds a heavy duty raincoat suitable for rain and hail storms.
Any 3 People, No Stooges.
No Pre-show Work.
One of the people freely calls out a sport.
No chance of failure.
No Switch of CDs.
Comes complete with a professional produced CD, weather cards, bags to hold them, paper bags, raincoat and Devin Knight's professional comedy routine. The fact that the named sport also predicts the size of the hail is an unusual twist that your audience will never forget.
Devin Knight's "Weather Or Not" continues in the tradition that Knight has established, in my mind, of providing entertaining, thoroughly thought-out mentalism effects that contain a combination of old, dependable techniques and a large jolt of bold new thinking.
- Josh Mandel
I received and used Weather or Not. This is an extremely visual, unique and entertaining effect. It involves two interesting and fun topics that most spectators are interested in: sports and weather. Devin Knight combines these two topics to create a very enjoyable and interactive routine.
- Michael Siegal