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Marcus Brigstocke’s talent was noted early on in his career in 1996 when he won the BBC New Comedian Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He is now regarded as a major comedy, writing, and acting talent, performing stand-up nationally to sell-out audiences on tour.
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 written and recorded five series of his hit show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off. Most recently, he co-starred alongside Kerry Godliman in two series of The Wilsons Save the World. Marcus’ debut play, The Red, was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and won the BBC Audio Drama Award in 2018 for Best Single Drama. Following on from this success, Marcus directed a stage version and brought it to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 to much critical acclaim.
Marcus has notched up an impressive list of TV credits including his role as team captain on Argumental (Dave), and host of The Late Edition and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars (BBC Four). Other appearances include; Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC Two), QI (BBC Two), Sorry, I’ve Got No Head (BBC One), The Late Edition (BBC Four), and The 11 O’Clock Show (Channel 4).
Marcus is the master of satirical comedy and has proved to be blisteringly funny over a wide range of topics including; climate change, religious extremism, immigration, loans companies, the Special Relationship, compensation culture, women’s magazines, the EU, and David Blaine, not to mention his own personal battle against his middle-class roots.
Marcus has also found himself treading the boards of the West End with a critically acclaimed performance as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot, and as Station Master Perks in Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children at London’s Waterloo Station in 2011.
Marcus’ book God Collar, released in June 2011 and based on his award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, is a scathing look into modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure.
Marcus starred in the 2016 short film, Never Land, inspired by the terrible storms that are wreaking havoc on the country, seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy.