Marcus Brigstocke is a master of satirical comedy, with a repertoire of eclectic themes on such diverse topics as climate change, religious extremism, immigration, compensation culture, women’s magazines and the EU, not to mention a personal battle against his own middle class roots!
Marcus' talent was noted early on in his career - in 1996 to be precise, when he won the BBC New Comedian Award at the Edinburgh Festival. He is now regarded as a major comedy writing and acting talent, performing stand-up to sell out audiences on national tours and via the well trodden comedy club circuit. Marcus has also trod more than a few boards in the West End too, from a critically acclaimed performance as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot to Station Master Perks in E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children at London’s Waterloo Station.
Marcus has notched up an impressive list of TV credits over the last decade, including his role as team captain on Argumental (Dave), and host of The Late Edition and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars (BBC4). Other appearances include Have I Got News For You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), and the 11 O’Clock Show (Channel 4). He has also worked for CBBC in television shows aimed at children: Stupid! and Sorry I've Got No Head.
As far as radio is concerned, BBC Radio 4 has become somewhat of a second home to Marcus, with regular appearances on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, The Now Show and Just A Minute. He has also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit radio show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off.
Marcus’ book God Collar, based on his award-winning Edinburgh and West End show of the same name, is a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure.
In addition to his TV and radio appearances, Marcus is a fine Cabaret performer and an ideal Awards host who is always highly appreciated. To book Marcus for your event, contact Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.
Just to let you know that Marcus was fantastic yesterday and was roundly appreciated by all attendees. He was charming over lunch and happy for people to take photos with him at the end – all in all, a very nice chap!
Thank you for arranging so professionally and we will no doubt be back in touch for next year.
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