Pete is recognised as the UK’s leading comedian/magician. He starred in BBC1′s prime-time Saturday night programme ‘The Magicians’. His skill for fusing magic and comedy has made him one of the most in demand magicians working on British television, writing and performing in magic shows such as ‘Monkey Magic’ (FIVE), ‘Dirty Tricks’ and ‘Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular’ (Channel 4) and ‘The Secret World of Magic’ (Sky One). He has also made dozens of guest appearances on programmes like ‘The One Show’, ‘BBC Breakfast’, ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, ‘Celebrity Mastermind’, Gordon Ramsay’s Cookalong Live’, ‘Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford’, ‘This Morning’, ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’, ‘Comedy Cuts’, ‘Saturday Live Again!’ and ‘Something For the Weekend’.
He is also an accomplished television presenter, having fronted the gameshows ‘Stakeout’ and ‘Wait For It’ for BBC1 and ‘The Body Shocking Show’ for E4.
‘Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends’ is Pete’s first book for the public. A beginners magic book for the 21st century. So successful was it in the UK, it was also released in the USA and is about to go into its second print run.
Pete has performed 7 years in a row at the ‘Edinburgh Comedy Festival’ as well as the ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Festival’ in Montreal, which is by invite only. He has toured the UK with 4 solo theatre shows, most recently ‘Hoodwinker’ in 2013.
‘He is the funniest and by far the most accomplished performer on the New Magic scene…funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day. This guy is a complete star’
‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’
‘The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’
‘If you are partial to a bit of magic with your comedy Firman is the best of the bunch’
The Evening Standard
‘Pete Firman is putting the pimp back into magic… leave your skepticism at the door and see it to believe it’
‘A gob-smackingly talented magician….equally good at stand-up and boasts immaculate timing’
‘Our favourite Magician-Comedian’
‘Is it comedy? Yes. Is it magic? Yes. Is he brilliant at both? Yes!’
London is Funny
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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