Video: Tommy Cooper’s ‘spoon in a jar’ recreated

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TOMMY COOPER was a true comic genius and to the people of Edinburgh this week, it might have seemed like the great man had been resurrected as John Hewer opened a new show in his honour at the Fringe.

Lincolnshire based theatre company Hambledon Productions, which is co-run by brother-and-sister team John and Rachael Hewer, have brought their show to the Edinburgh Festival.

The Tommy Cooper Show
A laugh-a-minute extravaganza that comedy fans of all ages simply can't miss - just like that! Picture: Andrew O'Brien
The Tommy Cooper Show A laugh-a-minute extravaganza that comedy fans of all ages simply can't miss - just like that! Picture: Andrew O'Brien

In the video, Tommy Cooper’s famous ‘spoon in a jar’ routine is recreated in front of bemused tourists at Greyfriars Bobby near Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.

Complete with his trademark fez and a plethora of misfiring magic, John invokes the spirit of the man who was an undisputed icon of live entertainment.

Just Like that! The Tommy Cooper show was created to commemorate 30 years since the entertainer’s passing. This special tribute is a compilation of rarely seen material from his cabaret days and the very best of Cooper’s classic gags and tricks.

• JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, running from the 20th through to the 25th of August at the Gilded Balloon Teviot. After Edinburgh the production will be transferring to the brand-new Museum of Comedy in London’s West-End from September 2014. For more information on the Museum of Comedy please visit www.museumofcomedy.com

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