A comedic magician regularly seen on television has praised one of Swindon’s venues ahead of his gig in the town.

Pete Firman from Middlesborough rose to fame performing a blend of magic and comedy before breaking onto TV.

He became a regular on BBC One’s ‘The Magicians’ in 2012 as well as guesting on Celebrity Mastermind and The One Show.

The comedian also recently stared in Prime Video’s ‘Good Omens’ alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

Swindon Advertiser: Pete has performed in Swindon during previous tours.Pete has performed in Swindon during previous tours. (Image: Pete Firman.)

Now Pete is taking his new ‘TrikTok’ tour to the Swindon Arts Centre this month and is looking forward to returning.

“I have done several tour shows in Swindon over the years and it is always a really good gig actually,” he said.

“Even though it’s a smaller venue, The Arts Centre has a great setup and its quite theatrical for its size really and feels like a mini theatre.”

The 43-year-old has not yet had chance to visit much of the town despite visiting on several occasions.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Arts Centre can be found on Devizes Road in Old Town.Swindon Arts Centre can be found on Devizes Road in Old Town. (Image: Google Maps)

“I think I got out as far as the supermarket at the back of the venue last time and got a sandwich before the show,” said Pete.

“I would love to explore but you end up driving most of the day, get to the venue, do the show and then we’re onto the next.

“From what I saw with my limited view of Swindon, it looked very nice.”

Pete's first foray into magic came when he was just eight years old and the passion has only grown since then.

“I got a magic set as a kid and took a shine to it, doing magic shows for my family and school,” he said.

“I started to develop a professional style but I always tried to do it light-heartedly without the mysterious, arched eyebrow magician thing.”

Swindon Advertiser: Pete starring in 'Good Omens' alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen.Pete starring in 'Good Omens' alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen. (Image: Prime Video)

The latest tour will feature a variety of tricks while Pete also tries to amuse the Swindonians in attendance.

“It’s a new show which is part standup but also part magic show so hopefully people will leave amazed but also having had a good night out,” he added.

“If you’re a magic fan there will be some mindreading, card tricks and someone might even float in the air.

“I think both comedy and magic are great antidotes to the depressing news which is never-ending so to go see any live entertainment that takes you away for a couple of hours is great.”

You can catch Pete at the Swindon Arts Centre on Thursday, September 21 with tickets available here.