Ali Cook is an English magician and actor originating from Yorkshire. Cook is known best for writing and starring in seven British television magic shows for Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky1, produced by Objective Productions. Cook is a headliner on the British stand up comedy circuit. His 2010 Edinburgh show "Pieces of strange" was in the top 2% of best reviewed shows according to the British Comedy Guide and caused a sensation with a "genuinely astounding" Houdini-inspired water tank escape. His 2011 show Principles and Deceptions was deemed "perfection" and nominated for Broadway Baby's six-star award.