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Pete Heat: Blimey - Live at The Bedford
Join NextUp Comedy at The Bedford for the live filming of Pete Heat's Blimey, a joyously unhinged hour of stand-up, magic and inspired lunacy.
Join lanky urban wizard Pete Heat as he uses comedy and mind-blowing tricks to explore that most divisive of subjects: magic itself.
Is it an incredible, visceral experience that loosens your grasp on reality, or a dated, cliche-riddled embarrassment? Is it both? Are all magicians terrible people? Was that your card? HAS PETE WASTED HIS LIFE?
As part of their Fringe Flashback Festival, NextUp Comedy and The Bedford are bringing this Edinburgh Fringe hit show back to you.
Blimey will be filmed: this is your chance to be part of Comedy History.
Don't miss it!
★★★★★ - Fringe Guru
★★★★★ - Three Weeks
★★★★★ - The Wee Review
★★★★ - World Magic Review
This fresh and funny show, full of jokes, tricks and jaw-dropping magic, is a collage of stand-up comedy, confessional peeks behind the curtain, and bona-fide miracles, that will leave you wondering how he does it, while he wonders why.
“Like Noel Fielding performing sleight of hand, some lanky, cuddly love-child of Demetri Martin and Mitch Hedberg” - Fest ★★★★
Can Pete rekindle his love for the world’s dorkiest profession, in a warm and hilarious show that makes you reassess the genre, while also making you reappraise your own choices? Sure, why not.
Hate magic? You’ll love this show. Love magic? You’ll REALLY love this show.
"The constant oscillation between excellent jokes and superb wizardry really is a thrilling ride" ★★★★★ - The Wee Review
“How the ★★★★ did he do that?” - ThreeWeeks
About PETE HEAT
Pete is one of the world’s top magicians. He taught actual Dumbledore well, he was hired by Jude Law, as his personal magic coach for Fantastic Beasts, and he regularly performs for celebrities all over the world. He also stars in a number of TV series, including Secrets of The Brain and Around The World In 80 Tricks Prime Video. He even creates magic for other magicians, working behind the scenes for shows like Tricked and Britain’s Got Talent.
“I have never seen a better magician than this lanky dude” - Dawn French
But as much as he loves magic, he is starting to realise that he sometimes, maybe, kind of hates it too. It’s fascinating, but it’s embarrassing. It pays his bills, but it’s taken over his life.
“Excellent at what he does, and very, very funny” ★★★★★ - FringeGuru
About the Fringe Flashback Festival
NextUp Comedy presents the Flashback Festival, a series of brilliant shows hand-picked from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022. Experience one-off special performances by the next generation of rising stars of comedy, and our very favourite shows of the festival, all being filmed for the first time for the NextUp platform.
This is a one of a kind chance to see some of the very best of Edinburgh, brought to you in the beautiful rooms and atmosphere of the Bedford Arms in Balham. Join us for a feast of comic brilliance!
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Terms & Conditions
You must be over 18 to attend this show, or over 14 as long as you are accompanied by a responsible adult. You might be required to show proof of age Photo ID.
Full Venue T&Cs are available on the Bedford website.
77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD
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