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The Magic Comedy Strip was a British TV magic show that aired in 1991 and 1992. In total, 16 episodes were aired across two seasons.

Format[]

The show featured a mix of resident (David Williamson, Ruby Cody, and The Pendragons) and guest performers. They were joined by comedians, special guests, and watched by a studio audience.

The show generally opened with The Pendragons, or a guest illusionist, presenting a grand illusion, followed by a short comedy set. After the first commercial break, a guest magician would perform, followed by another comedian. After the second commecial break, the special guest would participate in a skit with a magician, and then the show would close with a grand illusions from The Pendragons.

Season One[]

  • 11 September 1991
  • 18 September 1991
  • 25 September 1991
  • 2 October 1991
  • 9 October 1991
  • 16 October 1991
  • 23 October 1991
  • 30 October 1991

Season Two[]

  • 17 February 1992
  • 24 February 1992
  • 2 March 1992
  • 9 March 1992
  • 16 March 1992
  • 23 March 1992
  • 30 March 1992
  • 6 April 1992

Trivia[]

The show often featured Joe Pasquale, some of his earliest TV work.

Season One had only the second UK performance of Franz Harary's Slicer (the first had been on A Kind of Magic earlier the same year).

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