Pete Firman - Scoundrel

Pete Firman is a natural born entertainer and he knows it. He possesses a certain swag that just exudes confidence; from the word go he easily has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand.

Being both a comedian and a magician, it’s like getting two shows for the price of one. He is not the first to merge comedy and magic but what I feel sets Firman apart is his magnetic stage presence and how he skilfully injects this cheeky and charismatic personality into his performance.

At the top of the show, he immediately connects and builds a great rapport with the audience. We also learn a little about his childhood, specifically his early days of dabbling with magic. Even from a young age, you could tell that he was someone who belonged on the stage.

From sleight-of-hand card tricks to gasp-worthy illusions to making some extremely baffling predictions, Pete does it all and so effortlessly. His engaging delivery and sense of timing shows he is a seasoned pro; he draws us in and holds our attention with ease, keeping us at the edge of our seats.

I found one particular trick – the ‘human ostrich’ – to be the most amazing and nail-biting part of the set. It had both shock and wow factor and is the kind of trick that will likely resonate in your mind’s eye for a long time.

What I found most impressive about Firman’s set was the simplicity of it all. Nothing was overly elaborate. There was minimal use of props and not much setting up, but do not be fooled; the end result will leave you gobsmacked.

For a fast-paced and entertaining hour of solid jokes and mind-blowing tricks, Pete Firman is the ticket. He is an accomplished performer and an exciting showman and someone you simply have to see to believe.

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Prepare yourself as 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show. As seen on BBC2's The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Channel 4's Mash-Up, BBC1's The Magicians. Part comedian, part magician, all scoundrel!

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