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Clive's introduction as a speaker/magician.
Our guest speaker tonight is Clive StJames, he is a member of the world-famous circle, he also has held the Guinness World record for the last seven years, for being the fastest comedian on the planet, please be ready to be amazed and welcome Clive StJames.
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Clive is married and lives with his wife Jackie in Poole Dorset. He has been performing and entertaining for over thirty years. He has been booked all over the world from London to Las Vegas, Europe, and Australia. So in your castle, club or home, no audience is too small or too big. Clive is a member of the world-famous London Magic Circle. He is the Wessex Wizard being the first member of the W.M.A. (Wessex Magical Association) to win the Golden Triple: Comedy, Close-up and Stage Magician of the year all in the same year (2011-2012). His style of magic is fun and engaging.
Why is Clive the No.1 tribute to the late, great Tommy Cooper?
- When the Tommy Cooper Society held a special birthday party in memory of Tommy for his family including his daughter Vicky, Clive was chosen to do the tribute show for them all.
- Clive was the only magician allowed to perform magic for their patron, Sir Anthony Hopkins, at the unveiling of the 9-foot bronze statue of Tommy by the TC Society in Caerphilly.
- Tom’s wife, Dove, gave Clive Tommy's last fez for good luck with his show along with many other original props.
- Clive was flown to Ireland to perform his Tommy Cooper tribute show and close up magic for Her Majesty the Queen’s special birthday celebrations.
- Clive has met HRH Prince Philip on several occasions over the years, most recently at St. James Palace (regimental reunion) where he boasted to Clive… that he himself had helped Tommy a few times with his tricks and was so pleased Clive was keeping Tom’s memory alive.
- When English Heritage unveiled the blue plaque on Tom’s house in Chiswick, Clive was called to celebrate and perform for the crowd outside for the occasion in true TC style along with BBC's Greg Dyke who conducted the ceremony.
- Clive appeared in the Mr Ripleys Amazing People's book 2017 for being the world's fastest blindfolded magician, Random House then asked him to star in their summer stage show Just Like That.
- Clive, just like Tom, is 6ft.3in, a member of the world-famous London Magic Circle so he's able to give you a peek of what Tom could really do behind the scenes with a pack of cards!
- Mary Kay, Tom’s personal assistant for 17 years, told Clive that when she watched his tribute show it was "just like watching Tommy”.
- Tommy and Dove owned a cottage in Eastbourne. One of their local pubs, The Lamb still have customers who remember Tom drinking there. Clive has put on seven shows there over the years in The Lamb's function room. For real hardcore Tommy fans, one show went on for over 3hours! The local reporter said: "This is too long for a show but I don't know which bit I would have cut".
- Clive owns the largest collection of TC memorabilia in the world!
- Bringing the spirit of Tom into the room is not simply about donning a Fez and mimicking his voice as many comedians do. (Clive's favourite TC impersonator is Sir Lenny Henry CBE). Clive can also boast being a member of the London Magic Circle and like his hero TC an ex-soldier in the British Army. (Tom was also cavalry).
- Clive is the current Guinness World Record holder for quick-fire comedy (one-liners) and has been for the last six years running.
- Clive used to live around the corner from Tom and once said to him "when I grow up I want to be a magician like you". Tom replied, "well you can't do both!"