The Carlton Award

September 18th 2017

Pete was recently awarded ‘The Carlton Award’ for outstanding comedy in magic by the world famous Magic Circle. He was presented with the award by The Magic Circle’s president Scott Penrose at the annual awards ceremony in Central London. Other recipients of Magic Circle awards include Derren Brown and David Copperfield.

Biography

Pete is recognised as the UK’s leading comedian/magician. He starred in BBC1’s prime-time Saturday night programme ‘The Magicians’ and recently made special guest appearances on ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician.’

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’, ‘The John Bishop 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!’‘Something For the Weekend’ and many more.

He’s 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 10 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 6 solo theatre shows, most recently ‘TriX’ in 2016.

 

Press

‘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’
Time Out

‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’
The Telegraph

‘Scintillating magic tricks from an ebullient comedy mind’
The Independent

‘The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’
The Times

‘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’
The List

‘A gob-smackingly talented magician….equally good at stand-up and boasts immaculate timing’
Metro

‘Our favourite Magician-Comedian’
London Lite

‘Is it comedy? Yes. Is it magic? Yes. Is he brilliant at both? Yes!’
London is Funny

FACEBOOK

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Earlier this year I got to handle some of Tommy Cooper’s actual props for a documentary called ‘Tommy Cooper Forever’. As a massive TC fan it was huge thrill to be involved. The prop here is his Flower Pedestal, from his stage act. Playing with and operating something that he’d used to entertain thousands of people was a real treat.

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TWITTER

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Bookings

Pete is available for corporate and private engagements. From Claridges in London to The Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong, Pete’s unique and engaging style has made him one of the most popular and in-demand performers in the corporate market.

His after dinner show includes world class comedy magic and audience participation, which is very often tailored to the specific event. The performance can vary in length depending on the client’s requirements.

He is also the ideal awards host.

Contact Corrie McGuire Tel: +44 (0)207 7696807
Or email: gigs@petefirman.co.uk

Client Feedback

“Excellent, he was very very funny, he controlled the audience well and got people involved in his set. He brought the house down and was just perfect on the night.” – SJP Foundation

“Pete was a pleasure to work with, very professional and easy to talk to. His performance blew our audience away and kept them entertained following their tour – giving the evening a great atmosphere. I would have no hesitations in recommending Pete for future bookings.” – Merlin Entertainments

Pete was professional, easy to work with and extremely entertaining. It’s a tricky crowd as they are very busy talking amongst themselves!! He got their attention instantly and held it throughout. He also managed to judge the audience well. The feedback has been very positive.” – The Royal Television Society

“Pete is one of the most professional entertainers we have ever had at an event. His cheeky, fast paced (but not offensive) humour, had the audience roaring with laughter. On top of that, he was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to book him again.” – Mearns & Gill

“Pete followed our brief exactly. He was punctual, professional, and read our audience brilliantly. Pete went down a storm with the audience. He was very funny and just the right balance of cheek for a corporate crowd. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other corporate groups.” – SF Events Ltd

“We hired Pete for 2 separate awards evenings in different sectors and he went down brilliantly on both occasions. Pete is lively, engaging, professional, and of course funny. He was very easy to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for a function where you are looking for comedy with a twist.” –Informa

“Please may you pass on my HUGE thanks to Pete, he is such a lovely person to work with and did an amazing job on stage at the WellChild Awards last night. We really appreciated him attending and performing, it makes such a difference to the evening and makes it one that all our fantastic and inspiring winners will never forget.” – WellChild

To say we were spellbound by Pete’s tricks is an understatement. He left a stunned impression of everyone’s face as they desperately tried, in vain, to comprehend what they’d just witnessed.”
- Tigi



Pete truly brightened the party. It’s always hard when you have very diverse guests, but magic seems to be the ultimate ice breaker. He was an absolute pleasure, we hope that we’ll work with him again in the near future!” – Emap



“Pete Firman was amazing, a true gentleman … he was a joy to deal with.” – Elekta

 

Recent clients include…

  • The London Dungeon
  • Isuzu
  • Continental Tyres
  • Schroders
  • EMAP
  • Scottish Grocer Awards
  • TIGI
  • Buena Vista
  • SONY
  • Candy & Candy
  • HTC
  • Waitrose

CONSULTANCY

With over 15 years experience in creating and performing magic on television, Pete Firman has written, devised and consulted for every major broadcaster in the UK. He has also developed magical effects for several large scale theatre productions.

As an expert on magic and it’s history, Pete has been called upon to write articles and speak on conjuring in mainstream media. His BBC Radio 4 documentary, ‘Pete Firman’s World of Magic’, aired to critical acclaim and he has given several interviews for television retrospectives, such as ITV1’s ‘The Magic Show Story’, Channel 4’s ’50 Greatest Magic Tricks’ and Channel Five’s ‘When Magic Tricks Go Horribly Wrong’. Look out for him in a new two-part documentary on Tommy Cooper airing on ITV later this year.

Pete wrote ‘Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends’, a beginners magic book for the 21st century, which was so successful in the UK that it was also released in the USA and is about to go into it’s second print run. He has also written numerous articles on magic for publications such as Time Out London, The Scotsman and The Guardian.

To enquire about magic consulting and advising, magic prop hire, writing and punditry, click here.

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Contact

Represented by Corrie McGuire Management

Telephone: +44 (0)207 7696807

For live appearances, tours or private events: gigs@petefirman.co.uk

For all television, press and media enquiries:media@petefirman.co.uk

For voice over work please contact Lip Service:
bookings@lipservice.co.uk or call +44 (0)207 7343393

For general enquiries: info@petefirman.co.uk

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