6 August 2007

Pete Firman - Hokum

Pete Firman is a good stage magician employing slight of hand tricks and some good skills (card reading, forced selection) to deliver an entertaining hour of magic and humorous patter. He's nowhere near the level of Jerry Sadowitz in either aspect but good entertainment for adults nonetheless. His tricks start off astounding but then build to get a bit more sinister, i.e. forcing needles through his arm and putting a live mouse in a blender. He does go to great pains to stress that he is an illusionist and this is not real. A nice change of pace from the endless stand-up and especially good for teenagers who have no chance of seeing Jerry Sadowitz. Three forced cards out of five.