He fooled Penn & Teller

We are so excited to have John Archer as one of our special international magic superstar guests – not just because he’s one of the funniest magicians on the planet – but also because he was the FIRST magician EVER to fool Penn & Teller.



In the first ever series of Penn & Teller: Foo Us (filmed in Britain) John’s original take on the classic magic trick ‘Bank Night’ not only entertained everyone but it completely bewildered Penn & Teller. As Jonathon Ross said at the end of the video “You’re off to Vegas!”

And John Archer was a huge hit in the Penn & Teller Theatre as well earning a standing ovation and some incredibly high praise from Penn Jillette.



We can’t wait for you to see John Archer in action at The Melbourne Magic Festival.

He’ll be performing his hit one-man show JOHN ARCHER: A MAGICIAN & A UKULELE at 8.15pm nightly from Tuesday June 28 to Saturday July 2.

You can also catch THE JOHN ARCHER LECTURE on Saturday July 2 at 12.30pm – but we do recommend you BOOK NOW!




“You could put John Archer anywhere and he would kill an audience” – PENN JILLETTE – Penn & Teller Las Vegas legends.

“His reputation in the magic world is among the very best. I’d recommend him unreservedly.” – DERREN BROWN – TV Magician and Psychological Illusionist.

“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!” – DYNAMO – Magician Impossible.

“One of the funniest men I know”  – TIM VINE  Comedian.

“Strong magic and great comedy seldom come in the same package. If Eric Morecambe – with an added touch of Les Dawson – had been born a magician, he would have been John Archer.” – JOHN FISHER  Former Head of Entertainment, Thames Television.

“John Archer is so funny that it takes you a while to realise that he’s also an outstandingly original and innovative magician. He is the outstanding magical entertainer of his generation” – GEOFFREY DURHAM Magician and TV personality.

“Powerful and incredibly entertaining5 STARS” – EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

“John Archer is charming, disarming and easy to like” – THE SCOTSMAN (EDINBURGH FESTIVAL)

“John Archer is the exception to the myriad of foul-mouthed, offensive contemporaries. Eschewing political satire and sexist smut, he makes his mark with more traditional, throwaway gags, a smidgen of music and teasingly inventive magic tricks.” – THE LIST. (EDINBURGH FESTIVAL)

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