Comedian conjures up a visit to Teesdale
By Stuart Laundy - Senior Reporter
FUNNYMAN Pete Firman has a trick or two up his sleeve – which he plans to show off when he returns to Barnard Castle on Friday, February 8, with his new show, Marvels.
Dubbed the UK’s leading comedy magician by Time Out, the show will see him bring his trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic to The Witham.
Pete’s talent for effortlessly fusing magic and stand-up has made him a sought-after performer across the country, and has led to countless television appearances on the likes of Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, The Magicians, 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! and Something For the Weekend.
He is also an accomplished presenter, having fronted the game shows Stakeout and Wait For It for BBC1 and The Body Shocking Show for E4. He’s also currently making a high profile documentary about Tommy Cooper.
Peter Dixon, of promoters Funny Way To Be, said: “We saw this new show at the Edinburgh Festival last August and thought it was Pete’s best so far.
“Members of the audiences who have seen him perform for us before often tell me he produces some of the best shows they have ever seen, with quick-fire jokes and gob-smacking tricks.
“Folk speculate about how the magic might have been done long after the show. It’s one thing to produce great magic, but to turn the performance into a top class stand-up show demonstrates the huge talent he brings to the stage.”
The show is suitable for anyone aged 14 and older. Tickets are £16 (concessions £14) from the Witham Box Office or www.funnywaytobe. com.