Blakeley as Kockov
Dimitri Kockov, hails from the former Soviet Republic of Monrokvia, where, until
the winter of 1989, he lived with his 17 brothers and sisters.The Oheavy-accented-tight
leather-trousered-mullet-hairdoed¹ master magician, is now a resident of
Barry Island in South Wales, and enjoys nationwide and international performances
throughout the year.
'Kockov¹ is the award-winning alter-ego of Jasper
Blakeley, one of the UK¹s newest and most exciting comedy magic performers.
turning professional in 2003, Jasper has already won several accolades, including
double winner of both the prestigious Cardiff Magical Society¹s Stage &
Cabaret Award and the Ken Perks Award for Close-Up Magic.
after doing so much corporate work, Kockov has now found that he prefers the more
real 'stand-up' environment.
a recent sell out show at Wales's premier Arts Venue, Chapter in Cardiff, Kockov
and his friends (2 other deranged 'magic' characters performed by Jasper) easily
manages to keep the laughs coming in his 90
minutes one-man show.
although there are many who can produce similarly stunning magic, there
are few performers who can combine this skill with the quick wittedness of a comedy
club performer whilst maintaining the illusion of
being another character.
Kockov is such a man.
Comedy Cabaret with a highly polished 45 minute
mental-magic cabaret show, Kockov progressively reveals more and more of the inner
thoughts of the audience. From card predictions and psychological influencing,
to reading the exact thoughts of four members of the audience. Always putting
his own comic spin on these impressive feats of the mind, Kockov makes you laugh
right up until the last insane stunt LIVE RUSSIAN ROULETTE !
recognized within the magic world as 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 OLive Russian Roulette¹.
tension, Real drama, Real Live Russian Roulette
sets running from 10 minutes to 90 minutes.
Clients - British Standards Institute, TGI Fridays, Western Power Distribution,
Welsh Proms, St. David's Hall Cardiff, Cardiff International Arena, O2 - Mobile
Phones, The Prince's Trust , Suzuki, The National Museum Of Wales, The Hurlingham
Club and Oxford University Boat Club.
and hugely entertaining AMAZING! ³ Clare James, Account Manager,
³Very professional, very funny, very
magic!² Lydia Jones, Project Manager SWSbiz Wales
really really good, but you¹re freakin¹ me out now, how the *£$@
did you do that ? ² singer Mica Paris at Prince¹s Trust Awards
Gala Dinner 2005
³Simply incredible² Olympic Gold
Medalist Rower, Matthew Pincent at Oxford University Boat Club Gala Ball 2006
With a week long run at a central Edinburgh venue at this year's Festival,
Kockov looks set to make more people laugh in 2006.