Award-winning comedy magician
John Archer: Biography highlights
Thought by many to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today, John Archer was the first man to fool Penn & Teller in their ITV show, hosted by Jonathan Ross.
Full biography of John Archer
John Archer’s background
John is a past winner of ‘The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year’ and has spent almost three decades entertaining audiences all over the World with regular tours to entertain British troops serving overseas.
In February 2000 John took part in The British magical Championships and was awarded ‘British Magical Champion of Comedy.’ In November 2002 at ‘The Magic Circle Awards Banquet’ John was promoted to ‘Member of the Inner Magic Circle – with gold star’ and was awarded ‘The Carlton Comedy Award’ for outstanding use of Comedy and Magic. In 2008 John won The Magic Circle Stage Magician of The Year.
In 2011 John appeared on ITV’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ show, hosted by Jonathan Ross. John was the first man to fool Penn & Teller and won a trip to Las Vegas to perform with them at The Rio Hotel. In 2013 The show ‘Help My Supply Teacher is Still Magic’ which John starred in and wrote for, won a BAFTA at the Children’s BAFTA Awards.
Previous corporate clients of his include Proctor & Gamble, British Gas, Philips, Vodafone, Mercedes, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, World Snooker Association, DuPont, Cannon UK, Wilkinson Sword, Capital One and many more.
International appearances include France, Spain, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, USA, Curacao, Venezuela, South Africa, Japan, Kosovo, Oman, Philippines, Cyprus, Malasia, Afghanistan, Malta, The Falklands and The Seychelles.
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Penn & Teller
You could put John Archer anywhere and he would kill an audience.'
'John Archer will blow your mind. He is the funniest man I know. Seeing him perform is guaranteed to be one of the best experiences of your life!'
'John Archer is charming, disarming and easy to like'
'His reputation in the magic world is among the very best. I'd recommend him unreservedly.'
Edinburgh Evening News
'Powerful and incredibly entertaining'