Noel Britten's award winning comedy (Winner: Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 1996 and Ha Bloody Ha New Act of the Year 1996), has earned him a solid reputation for comedy excellence on the circuit and beyond.
From the outset Noel was described as "the country's finest emerging stand-up talent" (Comedy Review Magazine) and throughout his career in which he has notched up 7 years of solid experience he is considered "something of a hot property" (Venue Magazine) within the comedy world.
As well as performing in the famous Comedy Store and Jongleurs his clients also extend to numerous corporate events including IBM, HP, Pentel, Pictet Swiss Bank Corporation and Hamptons where his quick witted observational comedy has entertained executives all around the world. He is regularly invited to perform in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai and Canada at a variety of events including The Sydney International Festival in Australia, The Nova Scotia Comedy Festival in Canada, The Oerol Festival in Holland and of course The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Noel's work has also been featured on Channel 4 and BBC.
In the West Country, he is well known for his Bizarre Bath comedy tours of his home City of Bath that have run nightly throughout the summer for the last 10 years. It has been recommended by all the major tourist books ("a great idea, superbly executed, and should be on every visitor's itinerary" Choice Travel Guide), TV Travel shows ("brilliantly unforgettable" BBC's Holiday Show), and has now reached the status of a "must do" for many visitors to Bath.
Noel's quick witted dry humour defies all expectations. He executes his fast paced one liners with razor sharp precision firing his wit into the audience to create an atmosphere that can only be produced by a seasoned professional.
Noel is currently President of the UK's Magic Circle.
Andi Gladwin makes events both unbelievable and unforgettable. He is a world-class close-up sleight of hand magician who has performed all over the world at prestigious events such as on the world’s most expensive private yacht over New Year’s Eve, a Las Vegas television special and even in Washington, DC for President Obama’s Inauguration
He is also the co founder of Vanishing Inc Magic and author of the new book of his own creations, 'The Boy Who Cried Magic'.
Mark speaks to co owner of MagicBox and 2020's Family Entertainer Of The Year winner, Graeme Shaw. We discuss Graeme's history as a magician and climb through the ranks from Saturday part timer to co owner of brick's and mortar magic store, MagicBox.
Mark: I've been friends with Graeme for over a decade and have been delighted to see his progression as a magician in becoming a multi award winner. I've spent many happy hours laughing alongside him on trips to MagicBox and was delighted to take my own show up to the 60 seat theatre they have in store.
He's been a consistent supporter of this podcast and I was thrilled when he offered to sponsor season one and then season two. I finally managed to get him on board for a fun chat about our joint experiences in working behind a magic shop counter!
I hope you enjoy this bonus episode.
My next guest is CHRISTOPHER HART!
Christopher Hart was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, to an English mother and Canadian father. He was raised and educated in Catholic schools in Los Angeles.
At the age of eight he became intrigued after discovering a magic book at the local library. It was at this same time that the television series "The Magician" starring Bill Bixby was on the air and further fueled his passion for magic.
At sixteen, after an extensive audition and interview process, Hart was accepted into the Magic Castle's elite junior program. As a teenager, he earned extra money working in a cemetery as a grave digger and was nicknamed Lurch due to his tall, lanky frame. Soon realizing that it was a dead-end job, Hart accepted a position demonstrating tricks at Hollywood Magic, the largest West Coast magic shop.
Working in Hollywood gave Hart the opportunity to meet and perform before the likes of Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, Muhammad Ali, and Harry Anderson. As Hart's reputation grew he soon came to the attention of David Copperfield for whom Hart first worked as a Magic Roadie. Impressed with Hart's knowledge and expertise in the field of magic, Copperfield continued to use him on several more live and television shows, including the Great Wall of China special.
His sleight-of-hand magic has been featured in national television commercials for McDonald's, Honda and RCA. He has twice been awarded "Stage Magician of the Year" by Hollywood's Magic Castle, and Princess Stephanie of Monaco personally awarded him the top prize at the Grand Prix Magique held in Monte Carlo.
Hart is currently performing in TV's Magic Stars at the Golden Cabaret at the Horizon Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
His costume may have changed, but his love for the art form has not and to date he is widely regarded as one of the funniest magicians on the planet!
The British performer has earned an incredible reputation having performed across 6 continents from London to Las Vegas, for celebrities, royalty and many fortune 500 companies.
An accomplished magician, comedian and actor Paul's skills have won him massive critical acclaim, Time Out magazine named him 'a superb showman!’ and The Times of London described his performance as ‘simply stunning.’
Starring in sold-out seasons on both London’s West End and Broadway stages Paul is the host and co-star of the world’s most successful touring magic show: The Illusionists.
On US TV he has appeared on multiple shows including NBC’s Today Show and in the UK on every major TV network most notably the BBC’s One Show alongside Hollywood A-lister Sir Michael Caine and Monty Python’s Sir Michael Palin.
Dabek flawlessly blends incredible magic, rapid fire comedy and a little old-school vaudeville charm.
Dressed to impress and with more thrust than a NASA lift off, Dabek bursts onto stage with a quick wit, machine-gun delivery and charismatic flair that once seen, is never forgotten.