I do a 50/50 prediction inspired by Groundhog’s Day (the holiday, not the movie).

This is a routine where I thought up the framework first and then tried to find a trick that would fit the theme. I don’t know if the premise of mentalists and psychics being jealous of the attention the groundhog gets really works, but it seemed funny to me, so I decided to give it a shot. After I had that worked out, it made sense that the way to top Phil would be to have a better success rate at predictions with only two choices. I found a good method from The Jerx blog (I know I plug that a lot, but seriously, if you have any interest in magic, you need to check it out. Andy has some of the most unique perspectives on performing), then all that was left was getting a good suggestion of choices from the audience. And Dom certainly delivered on that front…

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