Fred Baisch

DSC_1579Fred Baisch is an award winning clown as well as an accomplished magician. He owns one of the largest magic shops in the world, Twin Cities Magic, in St. Paul Minnesota.

We are thrilled that Fred takes time from his busy schedule to be with us at Moose Camp. Fred is a big part of our Dealer Room he brings a huge magic shop to Moose Camp along with everything you need in magic, balloons, puppets and more. Then he breaks out all of his personal favorites and trade secrets and hauls them up to the classroom to share in his comedy magic course.

Fred has been a perfect addition to Moose Camp. He fits in perfectly with his giving teaching style, his real love of being a clown himself, and his chance to mess around and laugh with all of us instead of being trapped in his huge magic shop! Fred is teaching the course on Comedy Magic, of course!

He and his super-helper daughter, Katie Baisch, became part of the gang the first day they were here. We expect to keep them around for years to come!

2019 MAIN COURSE: Magic for Clowns

Learn a little of everything in this course.  Fred will show you basic manipulation and misdirection, pocket magic, funny shtick, patter for gags, and bits of business for performers. He will also give you LOTS of ideas for routines! This course will give you lots of ideas for meet & greets and walk-around clowning. He has decades of experience doing birthday parties and corporate events, so be sure to take notes! You will come away with plenty of practical material you can use right away when you get home. Don’t just be a clown who does magic, be a magical clown!

NOTE: It is recommended that you have the basics of clown make-up and character developed before taking this Course.

 

Magic for Clowns MAIN COURSE (Fred Baisch)

Learn a little of everything in this course.  Fred will show you basic manipulation and misdirection, pocket magic, funny shtick, patter for gags, and bits of business for performers. He will also give you LOTS of ideas for routines! This course will give you lots of ideas for meet & greets and walk-around clowning. He has decades of experience doing birthday parties and corporate events, so be sure to take notes! You will come away with plenty of practical material you can use right away when you get home.

Afternoon Workshops

The Art of Working with Soap (Christopher Hudert, Fred Baisch) Thurs. 3:00

Observe former Ringling Boss Clown and circus soap gag performer Christopher Hudert and Fred Baisch turn ordinary bar soaps into the best clown cream pies you’ve ever seen! This dynamic duo will show you the ideal tools and supplies to use for whipping up the frothiest soap. Learn ways of incorporating soap into your clown skits large and small. Lots of entertaining stories about soap gags on the road with Ringling Bros.

New Tricks with Old Magic (Fred Baisch) Fri. 2:00

Do you ever feel like you have more invested in your magic tricks than the GDP of a small country? You don’t want to buy another one, but you don’t want to present the some ol’ thing again. In this class we use several different standard tricks and explore various ways of performing them using different plots and patter to create different ways of presenting the same trick. Input from the students is encouraged.

Storytelling with Magic (Fred Baisch) Thurs. 1:45

A story is always stronger and more memorable when there are visuals that accompany the tale that is told. Using carefully selected magic tricks and illusions, Fred will show you how to draw in an audience not just to the magic, but to the experience of the moment. You will also explore how tricks can be used to enhance and illustrate the story that you are telling and see how the progression of the story helps remember the progression of the trick, and vice versa.