Black Diamond FM Review

I remember my mum trying to convince me years ago to sit down and watch a best of Tommy Cooper show on television, I thought I was ‘far to cool’ to watch it….I was wrong. I watched in stitches as magician in a fez attempted to cook a duck, pull an ever growing selection of goods from his cloak while making some of the most hilariously bad puns I had ever heard.

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show is a compilation of the late magicians finest and most recognisable work along with some material not seen before. Expect the cheesiest of puns along with some magic incantations that make no sense to human ears. I spotted some younger people in the audience who I thought may not get the fast delivery, whirlwind of jokes and visual gags but by the end of the show they were all won over.

John Hewer does a great job as the fez wearing conjurer, no one can rival the original but this is the closest you are going to get to seeing Tommy Cooper on stage.

Review by
Chris Mackrell, published August 2014