Last Laugh by Mark Elsdon
Last Laugh is Mark Elsdon's brilliantly clever take on the "stranger card" plot.
Two decks of cards are introduced, both with different backs. One of the decks is removed from its box, shown to be 100% regular and shuffled. Your spectator now selects a card from the deck (sight unseen) and places it in his pocket.
You now state you are going to attempt to cut to the matching card but from the other deck.
Your spectators will be impressed by your skill when you accurately practice cut to both the jokers. What happens next is where the fun begins. You now start removing joker after joker from the deck. Your spectators will start to realise they've been had and it's a complete deck of jokers and just when the let their guard down you hit them. Yes every card in the pack is a joker...well almost every card. There is one card left face down on the table.
For the first time your spectator removes and shows his card. You could now cut the tension with a knife, have them reach over and take a look at the card on the table. It's a match!
Your spectators may have had a giggle throughout the routine but you certainly had the Last Laugh!
Last Laugh is easy to do and comes complete with a special deck and a registration code that gives you instant access to a full training video to get you started right away!
"Overall a cute routine that has a nice surprise ending that is different than most card routines. Add this to your regular card tricks and you’ll have something entertaining with built in humor and a great climax." -Paul Romhany, *Reviews Vanish Magazine