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Comedian & Magician - Ali Cook - Comedy in Your Eye

Updated: Nov 30, 2023


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Ali Cook bringing the Magic of Comedy!


Ali Cook is one of the best comedians on the circuit, with a history of amazing shows at the Edinburgh fringe and is currently on the bills of some of the best clubs in the UK.



As well as being a comic, Ali is a multi-talented magician, actor, and writer who has achieved remarkable success in the entertainment industry. Ali's expertise in sleight of hand, escapology, and mind-reading has established him as one of the pioneers of alternative magic. His television credits include writing and starring in several British series, such as 'Penn And Teller: Fool Us' (ITV1), 'Dirty Tricks' (Channel 4), 'Monkey Magic' (Five), and 'Psychic Secrets Revealed' with Derren Brown (Five). Notably, his shows have been nominated for prestigious awards like the British Comedy Awards and the Golden Rose of Montreux.


In addition to his television work, Ali has graced the stage with his captivating live performances. His shows, including 'Pieces of Strange' and 'Principles and Deceptions,' have garnered critical acclaim, with 'Pieces of Strange' ranking in the top 2% of best-reviewed shows according to The British Comedy Guide. Ali's talent has been recognized by The Magic Circle, where he was promoted to Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, a distinction reserved for elite magicians around the world.



Ali's artistic pursuits extend beyond magic. He has ventured into the world of acting, with notable film and television credits including 'Outside Bet' alongside Bob Hoskins, 'Get Lucky' with Luke Treadaway, 'The Anomaly' alongside Ian Somerhalder, and the BAFTA and BIFA award-winning 'Kajaki'. Ali has also showcased his writing skills by creating and starring in his own short film, 'The Enchanter: The Crime Fighting Magician,' which received critical acclaim and was directed by Adrian Vitoria.


Ali's passion and talent have earned him high praise from critics. Steve Bennett of Chortle describes him as a master of various magical techniques, from escapology to mind-reading, and praises his originality and skill.



While Ali has taken a break from the Fringe to focus on his acting career, he continues to make waves in the industry. His roles in acclaimed projects like 'The Cunning Man' and 'How to Fake a War' showcase his versatility and acting prowess. Ali recently finished filming the first series of 'Ragdoll' for AMC & Alibi, where he plays a series regular DCI Simmons. His dedication and talent ensure that he remains a force to be reckoned with in both the magical and acting realms.

Comedian Magician Ali Cook performing Magic at Comedy in Your Eye


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