Edinburgh Comedy Preview: Pete Firman + Paul Chowdhry

Edinburgh Comedy Preview: Pete Firman + Paul Chowdhry

25th July 2012

Come and see two shows from this year’s festival before stardom takes them into the stratosphere of celebrityism.

Elis James will no longer be appearing due to personal circumstances. Instead we have the equally wonderful PAUL CHOWDHRY.

Tonight's lineup:

Paul Chowdhry has distinguished himself as one of the most talented and popular comedians to have recently emerged. Inspired by comedians such as Richard Prior, George Carlin and Sam Kinison, Paul is one of the few comics with the ability and diversity to effortlessly straddle the urban and main stand-up circuits as an international headline act. Constantly challenging and relentlessly inventive comedy fuels an eclectic set punctuated by impressive feats of mimicry and verbal dexterity. Paul’s highly charged dry observational humour taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain.

Pete Firman first burst onto our television screens as cheeky Northerner 'Tufty' in FIVE's hit show 'Monkey Magic'. Since then he has traveled the world meeting his magic heroes and performing his own brand of anarchic magic in Sky One's 'The Secret World Of Magic' and amazed viewers with his ability to perform disgusting tricks with animals, cigarettes and big spiky things in Channel 4's 'Dirty Tricks'.

He is recognized as the U.K's leading comedian/magician. Guest television appearances include BBC2's 'The Culture Show', ITV1's 'Saturday Live Again!' with Ben Elton, helping Justin Lee Collins become a conjuror on Channel 4's 'The Convention Crasher' and also performing alongside Rihanna in ITV1's 'For One Night Only'.

Pete most recently starred in BBC1's primetime magic show 'Don't Miss A Trick', 'Derren Brown's 3D Magic Spectacular' on Channel 4 and 'Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks' on ITV1.

As well as his sleight of hand skills Pete is also in demand as a television presenter. He fronts the gameshows 'Stake Out' and 'Wait For It.!' for BBC1.

In 2007 Pete performed his debut solo show, 'Hokum' at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. He has since taken 3 more one-man shows to the festival, 'Flim-Flam', 'The Pete Firman Magic Show' and 'Jokes & Tricks'.

His impressive debut show success led to Pete being invited to perform at the prestigious '2008 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival' in Montreal, where he headlined the British comedy showcase 'Britcom' and performed in the festival's televised gala.

Pete has toured the UK twice with his own show, in 2008 with 'Flim-Flam' and with 'Jokes & Tricks' in 2010. Sold out shows from Inverness to Dartmouth made them a resounding success.

Pete is also a published author and 2006 saw the release of his first book for the public, 'Tricks To Freak Out Your Friends'. So successful was it in the UK it was also released in the USA and is about to go into its second printing.


Tickets £10 / £8 concs.
Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm.

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