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Pete Firman: TriX (Phil McIntyre Entertainment with Corrie McGuire for ROAR Comedy)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2016

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A decade ago, Pete Firman was labelled as the poster-boy for British comedy-magic – combining jokes and tricks to create what was, at the time, a rare type of Fringe show. Nowadays, magicians are on every street corner, but Firman still stands out. Sure, some of his jokes are terrible, but they’re paired with his immeasurable magical talents in such a way that we really don’t mind. He repeatedly plays down his act with a bad joke, only to completely blow the audience away with some magic that defies belief. And of course, as with every great show of its kind, ‘TriX’ boasts an utterly mind-boggling finale. Ten years may have passed, but he’s still well and truly the poster-boy.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]