I perform the original routine “Psychic Detective”
This is a bit I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I had to wait until a night when we had a good crowd and enough people whose acts/personalities I was familiar with. So I kept bringing the props with me until the time came when I could do it, and I got lucky.
I played this one up more for laughs rather than any attempts to mystify or astound. There really isn’t much to the trick. I just wanted to have some fun with the absurd premise of a murder mystery where the victim is clearly still alive, and try out some improv when thinking up motives for why each of the suspects would want him dead. And I think it paid off; everyone seemed to enjoy it.