Old-fashioned with homage to TV magic shows
This article is from 2011.
A familiar face from TV magic shows, Cook’s hour is determinedly old-fashioned with homage paid to the polyester-haired showmen of his youth in one sketch. Cook’s sleight-of-hand is impressive, while his elucidation of some of the world’s greatest tricks is compelling, though his cheesy banter could do with a service.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug, 9.30pm, £12–£13 (£11–£12).