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Pete Heat: Blimey

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

At one point magician Pete Heat bemoans where most people place magic shows in the entertainment pecking order. Below karaoke, he reckons. But most people are idiots. And even if you are most people, the Fringe is surely where you should make an exception. Heat’s show is the perfect place to start. The jokes are balanced well with the tricks, and there are plenty of jokes about the tricks, and some of the tricks are basically jokes. But nevertheless, all the tricks are expertly performed, and even if you’ve seen them before, or think you know how they’re done, they’re consistently entertaining. And Heat’s somewhat self-deprecating style only enhances the impact when you reach one of those “how the fuck did he do that?” moments.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Chris Cooke]