Biography

Pete Firman is the UK’s leading comedian/magician and a TV regular. Recent appearances include ‘The Generation Game‘ (BBC1), ‘The Next Great Magician’ (ITV1), ‘Tonight at the London Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief’ (BBC1) and ‘Tommy Cooper Forever‘ (ITV1).

Pete first graced our screens in Channel 5’s groundbreaking series ‘Monkey Magic’ and later starred in BBC1′s prime-time Saturday night series ‘The Magicians’. His unique blend of comedy and magic has seen him invited to perform on countless prime-time TV programmes, including ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’ (BBC2), ‘The One Show‘ (BBC1), ‘This Morning‘ (ITV1), ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’ (BBC3) and ‘The Magic Show Story’ (ITV1) amongst many others.

His BBC Radio 4 documentary, ‘Pete Firman’s World of Magic’, aired to critical acclaim and he has given several interviews for TV retrospectives, including ‘How Magic Changed TV‘ (Channel 5), ’50 Greatest Magic Tricks’ (Channel 4) and ‘When Magic Tricks Go Horribly Wrong’ (Channel 5). Pete’s skills as a magic consultant are also in demand, most recently on the Edinburgh production of ‘Five Guys Named Moe.’

Pete also 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 i’s second print run. He has written numerous articles on magic for publications such as The Guardian, The Scotsman and Time Out London.

Live performances have taken him all over the world and his one-man shows have entertained sell-out audiences for 10 years in a row at the Edinburgh Fringe and on several UK tours. He’s been invited to perform at Montreal’s prestigious ‘Just For Laughs‘ festival, Hollywood’s famous ‘Magic Castle’ and London’s home of mystery, ’The Magic Circle.’ Other UK theatre productions include ‘Champions of Magic’, ‘The All-Star Stand Up Tour’ and ‘Sandi Toksvig’s Christmas Cracker’.

 

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

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