This bloke is really funny

By skepticlawyer

A friend and I went to see magician and comic Pete Firman on the weekend (part of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival). I don’t usually have a great deal of time for magicians, in part because they so often take themselves so bloody seriously, when you and I know that the whole caper is a scam (‘there’s a sucker born every minute’ as P. T. Barnum used to say). Don’t get me wrong, Pete Firman is very good at magic, but he also has something of Penn and Teller’s ability to demystify, and he really doesn’t give a crap if you don’t take him seriously.

Should he ever travel Down Under, be sure to check him out.

Here are two samples:

His website is here.

Go visit, the man is a talent.


  1. Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Great 🙂

    With this and the animated summary of Oz federal politics in the previous post, you’re on a roll …

  2. Posted August 25, 2010 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    He is so good I’m going to see his show again with another friend. I don’t often do that, but he is so funny and clever (not to mention joyous — there is no bitterness or meanness in his comedy) that I’m happy to front up once more.

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