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Norm Barnhart’s Workshops & Lectures
These are classes Norm has taught over the years. He’s lectured on comedy and magic at Clown Camp University of LaCrosse 7 times, Wizard’s Weekend Magic Convention in Minneapolis 3 times. He’s also lectured at T.Myer’s Magic T- Jam Convention. Klamm Bake Magic Convention in Kansas City, the WCA National Convention 5 times and the COAI, SECA & FCM National conventions. Plus many regional conventions. He was a columnist for Laughmakers Magazine for 12 years and was the 1998 Laughmaker of the Year. His ideas and magic tricks have been published in Genii – the Magicians Magazine, The Linking Ring, the Magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. His column of comic magic and skit ideas has appeared for over 17 years for Clowning Around – WCA’s Comedy & Clown Publication. Plus, 8 years of articles in the Fellowship of Christian Magician’s magazine.
He is a Clean Comedian, M.C., Magician and all around Funny Guy. He’s been a full time entertainer for over 28 years appearing in 49 states and 5 countries. He’s toured Hawaii five times, Paul Bunyan Amusement Park for 12 years of special guest appearances, Knott’s Camp Snoopy 12 times, MN State Fair for 2 years of 6 day runs, and hundreds of Corporate banquets, Schools, colleges and family events.
Here are several of Norm's Lectures and Workshops
What they say about norms lectures
I had the pleasure of meeting many magicians in San Antonio, Texas this past week. I presented my workshop for them with many of my original magic inventions and routines. The class got a very good response.
Paul Amerson, a professional magician in Texas wrote: "I try to get one thing out of a lecture. Norm's lecture was all back to back stuff I can immediately use in my show. Fantastic material and great, great tips on how to make improvements to my performance. What a fantastic lecture."
The gentleman who is the liaison for the club and set up the lecture is Michael Tallon, a college professor in San Antonio. He wrote: "Thanks for the great lecture, Norm! It was very entertaining with lots of great tips for all magicians. I was very impressed and had a great time."
This is a fun workshop that will improve your act through theatrical methods, such as; stage management, directing, blocking, entrances, exits. We’ll learn a cool skit and discover how to improve it with the theatrical methods discussed. We’ll also present several magic and balloon tricks and in the process demonstrate the positive effects of proper stage management. The results of these theatrical skills include better audience response, bigger laughs, better comedy reactions and enjoyment of the audience.
Cool Magic for Cool Kids - Magical Fun for Everyone!
Here you will experience the amazing magic of Norm’s comical creations. Norm has presented thousands of shows for school audiences. He has delighted Elementary as well as Jr. High and High School groups with his show that principals always gave the highest rating. These original and hilarious routines will add laughter to your show. Included are Norm’s Crazy Opening trick, World Famous Hot Dog Trick, Very Magical Flag Routine, Super Chicken, Sponge Ball Circus, The Emperor’s New Handkerchief, Pirate’s Piggy Bank, Jacque the Penguin – Mystery Solver, Dove from book, Spider from book, (learn Norm’s two routines with a unique loading method or adapt his method to produce almost anything from a book), Snowflake Fantasy, World’s Most Powerful Eraser, Dove from Egg & and No mess Egg. Plus: Norm’s comedy and handling of other original stage, party magic and close up tricks. Lots of unique comedy magic.
Improvisation Comedy Techniques that Make You Funnier
Add comedy to your act with Norm’s laugh filled comedy writing workshop. You’ll discover fun improvisation skills, tricks and methods that will bring lots of comedy and bits of business to your act. This is a non-stop laugh riot of a class. Come prepared to laugh as you learn these amazing comedy techniques.
The Biz of Show-Biz - Marketing your Biz
You’ll discover proven techniques to increase your business. Show biz involves lots of biz. How to get the gigs, contact prospective clients, market your talents, write copy that sells, establish prices, as well as budget and time considerations. Discover great ways to increase your cash flow.
Norm is the author of Balloon Biz - a book on marketing balloon animal art. However this is not a class only for balloon sculptors. Many money making and business building techniques will be covered, as well as how Norm has made a living as a full – time performer for over 28 years.
Entertaining with Balloons
You’ll learn bits of business and comedy routines with balloons. Great comedy with balloons for walk around, birthday party, restaurant and stage shows. These are audience tested and proven routines that are fun and funny. Years of experience making people laugh make Norm’s unique ideas valuable. The class starts with ideas from Norm’s 1988 book “Entertaining with Balloons.” Many entertainers have said that this book revolutionized the way they approached balloon twisting. Also included are routines from Norm’s 2000 book Comedy Balloon Hats. Learn valuable comic gags, bits of business, and routines that add entertainment to the balloon twisting - your audience will love it.
Comedy & Magic with Balloons
Magic with balloons in amazing, and when you add Norm’s comedy routines it’s astonishing and entertaining. Norm will show you how he changes red Kool-aid drink into red balloons or makes a balloon dog jump through a balloon hoop. You’ll discover the secrets of how to make Rudolph the balloon Reindeer fly, send a birthday card into a balloon, magically stack balloon animals like magnetic acrobats, make an invisible balloon inflate and appear from no where. Audiences gasp in amazement at the surprise ending of Norm’s original comedy routine “Harry Balloondini, the pin Cushion Balloon.” It’s a fast and funny needle thru balloon routine that includes a surprise finish after the balloon pops, the pieces are picked up and then, magically restored. The blown up balloon is then handed out to a child from the audience, with many jokes and bits of business. This class covers many of Norm’s cool balloon magic inventions that come with entertaining routines that delight audiences.
"Norm is good, super duper! He is an inspiration to us here in Singapore when he came 3 years ago for a lecture. When you coming again? We loved his simple and yet powerful comedy magic"
Edwin Goh - Singapore IBM Magicians Club
"If you're looking for a lecture that will help increase your arsenal of magic for children, then look no further than Norm Barnhart. His lecture is packed full of very usable material that will help increase the entertainment value of your shows…I give Norm Barnhart a 5 out of 5 wand rating!"
Terry Owens, President of the A. H. Stoner IBM Ring 221 - Fort Wayne, IN
"Norm's classes are VERY VERY good. I learned a lot and I like his presentation Thanks Norm for the Comedy Magic!"
Benjamin the Juggling Clown from the Moscow Circus (35 years in MOSCOW CIRCUS)
"Norm’s workshop was great. If you work with kids, he is your guy to learn the trade. He is great for adults too. He explains how to make it work."
Ray Adams - President, I.B.M. Ring 18 San Antonio, TX
"Norm is a very fantastic MC. The many different characters were enjoyed by all. You’re greatest MC I have ever seen."
Uncle Fishy comedian - Edward Leary - Malaysia
"Norm is a wonderful entertainer and educator, and his classes are non-stop manic fun."
Cheryl Schwendel - New Jersey
"A friend and I had the opportunity to go to a Norm Barnhart two day conference in Portland Oregon. Norm taught Improvisation, Comedy Techniques and Comedy Magic. He was very informative and helpful. I learned a lot of techniques and comedy that I will be using in my performances. Norm has a great way of teaching and was very funny."
Randy Cornwell -Portland, OR
"Your Lecture was really good! It has given me many ideas! Thanks for coming to Singapore to give the lecture!!!"
Cynwell Tan - Singapore
"Just been on the Creativity at Sea 2013 cruise where Norm presented his lecture on Creativity and use of Humor. It was a great session and I would recommend Norm to any Magic and other Entertainment clubs who want a different lecture/session from the norm (pun intended). Norm was also part of the group for the week and it was great to learn informally from him and his lovely wife."
Kevin Jones -Creativity At Sea Magic Convention Cruise - Jamaica
A Day with Norm Barnhart
- Comedy, Magic and Fun for Everyone
8:00AM-9:00AM Registration and Refreshment
9:00AM Class One – Entertaining & Magic with Balloons
This is one session that combines 2 of Norm’s lectures
10:30AM Class Two - Comedy Writing Techniques &
Add Comedy to Your Act with Improvisation
11:30 AM Break for lunch
12:30PM Feature Program
- Comedy Magic Show with Norm
1:00PM 20 minute Break
1:20PM Class three – Magical Fun for Everyone
- Norm’s lecture on his original Magic Routines
2:30PM Wrap up and Motivational Send Off.
3:00PM Fun and Fellowship
Three Lectures and a Show! One Very Fun Day!
Come and Laugh and be Inspired!
Norm's New Book is Here!
Cool Kid Show Magic
"Hola my friend! Reading your book and it's great! Love the Atomic Lamp idea! Norm! I love your new book! Many great ideas! THX!!!"
Josip Alajbeg - Jozo Bozo - Croatia
"Hey Norm! Thanks do much for sending your book! I love it"
"Do yourself a favour and get this book! There are some really excellent ideas here!"
Jeremy Le Poidevin - Practical Magic - England
Click Here to read Jeremy's full book review!
Cool Kid Show Magic for the Twenty-Second CenturyFor the past hundred years magic books have raved about being filled with modern 21st Century Magic effects. Well, this book takes you on a journey to new and amazing marvels for the 22nd Century Magician. This is Modern Magic with an entertaining twist.
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Amazing Magic Tricks
Get all four books in one large paperback!
Buy all 4 Hard Cover books in 1 Edition! get the paperback edition today!
11.95 + shipping
New DVD's from Norm!
Helene Kotyker - Call Us Clowns
Jorjan Plimmer - White Salmon, WA
Balloon Biz DVD
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Limited-time Special: 25 Dollars + shipping (when you buy Balloon Biz DVD and one other item on this site)
Cool Magic For Cool Kids
"You have many terrific ideas and I admire your work and enthusiasm." - Neil Kitrosser, Pennsylvania
"The DVD/material is outstanding." - Tomas Medina, Chicago, IL
"This is a great magic DVD." - Daytona Magic, Daytona Beach, FL
Magic from Norm's Reading Show!
NEW!!!! Cool Magic for Cool Kids instructional DVD, only $35.00 + shipping
This DVD contains norms original routines, including:
Wayne Kawamoto from about.com reviews Norm's Handkerchief Trick:
"The handkerchief was clever & features lots of interaction and is always ready to go. This one is a keeper..."
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Order by the end of November and get Norm's "Comedy Magic & Balloons" Book FREE! (A $10 value)
The Amazing Mind-Reading Chicken
Comes complete with 20 minute instructional DVD, special rubber chicken, and comedy safety glasses regularly $50.00, on sale for $45.00 + $6.75 shipping
Comes complete with instructional DVD, foam hot dogs, you provide a hat! $30 + $5 shipping
"Norm Barnhart's Comedy and Magic with Balloons Volume I and II is very easy to lean and apply to your birthday or balloon show. It's a must for every clown and magician. I highly recommend it."
Terry G. , Buffalo N.Y.
"I performed the Harry Balloondini routine and think your comedy and kids material is outstanding."
Justin Magician - San Antonio, TX
"Norm's got a good brain!" - T. Myers Magic
"I love the Baffling Balloon Blow Up. I have received great reactions from both children and adults."
Jackie Gallino - Professional Entertainer and Balloon Artist, St. Louis, MO
These are original comedy routines that will add magic with balloons to you shows at schools, libraries, festivals, and birthday parties. You'll get a ton of ideas that will make your show unique and stand out with success! These are routines norm has used in front of thousands of audience members front the past 25 years. You'll find ideas for restaurant work, as well as comedy bits of business. Norm toured all 50 states as a school assembly magician for 50 years and has developed many original comedy routines. These were originally two separate video tapes that are now on one DVD.
Comedy and Magic with Balloons Vol. 1 and 2 for professional magicians, only $34.95 + shipping
THREE VIDEO SPECIAL! These two videos are designed for the magician who wants to teach a magic class. You could learn the tricks today and teach them tomorrow. Teach a class as a part of your birthday party show or at a YMCA, School, and Library.
These two videos are designed for the magician who wants to teach a magic class. You could learn the tricks today and teach them tomorrow. Teach a class as a part of your birthday party show or at a YMCA, School, and Library.THREE VIDEO SPECIAL!
"I have your DVD's and they are Awesome! Just right for my character!!"
- Magical Don from Indiana
"Norm's videos are packed with fantastic Balloon Magic effects and complete presentations. This makes it an incredible bang for the buck. Kids always love balloons and when you add a little magic and fun you get and irresistible combination. A lot of great entertainment."
- Charlie Brust Balloon Scientist Arlington, TX
Get Norm's newest video "Comedy And Magic With Balloons - Volume III". Order today and get Norm's book "Comedy and Magic With Balloons" FREE! This is Norm's 2nd book, filled with routines that will add fun to your show, a $7.50 value, all for only $34.95 + shipping
NEW!!!! The Amazing Normondo the Great! Secrets of Magic DVD
NEW!!!! Normondo Secrets of Magic instructional DVD - A crazy, comical, magic spoof!
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Thoughts on Comedy for Clowns! Featuring Leon McBryde and Jim Howle as guest speakers, these talented Inductees to the Clown Hall of Fame share secrets of the trade!
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Cool Comedy Bits & Gags
29 Comic Bits & Gags to Add Laughter to your Show!
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3 Great Magic Tricks In 1 Amazing Rope
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