Vladimir Dimitri Kockov is a heavy-accented, tight leather-trousered, mullet-hairdo’d master magician.
Close-Up – Unlike other close-up or table magicians, Kockov creates a whole new world for his spectators. From stunning sleight of hand to amazing mental moments, guaranteed to make your guests laugh and gasp in equal measures. If you want something very different, Kockov never fails to deliver.
Cabaret – With a highly polished 20, 30 or 45 minute mental-magic comedy cabaret show, Kockov progressively reveals more and more of people’s inner thoughts. From card predictions and psychological influencing, to mind-reading, Kockov always adds his own comic spin. Kockov keeps them laughing right up to the last insane stunt – REAL LIVE RUSSIAN ROULETTE!
RUSSIAN ROULETTE – recognised within the magic world as one of the most dangerous of stunts, Russian Roulette is an unforgettable piece of live theatre. Kockov, however, has taken it to another level with his unique presentation, making him the only person in the world licensed to perform 4 gun ‘Real Live Russian Roulette’. (this finale is just one option as a different one might be more suitable for some events)
“Outrageous … hysterical … laugh out loud.”
As a headlining UK stand-up comedian, Jasper Blakeley’s Russian alter-ego holds a unique place within the world of comedy magic. Having been booked at top comedy clubs and events as a headline comedy act for the past few years by leading UK stand-up agency, Off The Kerb (agents for the likes of Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Alan Carr, Jack Dee and Kevin Bridges), Jasper/Kockov – has firmly established himself as a real comic talent. But comedy is only half the story, it’s his ability to use this skill alongside his world-class magic ability that sets him apart from being ‘just another magician’.
Keeping up the pretence of being another person whilst generating laughs and gasps of amazement is an extraordinary talent and it’s no wonder so many people question afterwards if Kockov could actually be real.
Kockov’s close-up magic features many tricks that have been seen on TV magic specials from the likes of David Blaine and Dynamo as well as many moments of magic that are his own unique creations. Using cards, coins, ropes, every day objects and just his mind, Kockov’s hilarious blistering pace will have you spellbound from the moment you meet him and will have you and your guests talking and laughing long after he’s gone.
There’s no typical booking as such since Kockov is extremely flexible in what he can offer. You might like to consider pre-drinks walkabout magic before a black-tie event, follow this up with 2 hours of walkabout table magic and this can be topped off by a 20, 30 or 45 minute mind-reading comedy cabaret after dinner. Kockov is also happy to offer further close-up magic in the bar area afterwards for your guests.
Kockov is also available to just do close-up magic and/or a cabaret, the choice is yours. The only choice you don’t have is not to laugh since that’s guaranteed.