STOP PRESS : Marcus will be hosting our New Year Speaker Drinks on 21st January 2021 at 7pm, More details here: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/events-post/29
Marcus began his comedy career at Bristol University, studying drama and won the BBC New Comedian of the Year in 1996. He has since emerged as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, regularly appearing live and on TV, film and radio.
The Edinburgh festival has delivered a great deal of critical acclaim for Marcus over the years. His 2006 sell out national tour went on to become the top selling DVD 'Planet Corduroy'. In 2005 he featured in BBC 4's The Late Edition and his TV appearances include 'Live at the Apollo', 'Have I Got News For You' as both host and panelist, 'The AZ of Music', 'News-Knight' with Sir Trevor McDonald, 'QI', 'Would I Lie to You?', 'Question Time', 'Marcus Brigstocke's Trophy People', 'Saturday Night Live ... Again', and 'Argumental'.
His acting work includes playing the lead character Adam Savage in Simon Nye's BBC 1 sitcom 'The Savages', and another leading role in BBC3's 'Vacant Possession', (Twisted Tales). Not to mention the brilliant self-promoting TV Historian David Oxley (BA Hons) in 'We Are History', a cult success that bought him to the attention of many an adoring fan and almost as many dismayed archaeologists.
A master of satirical comedy, Marcus is 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.
In 2017, BBC Radio 4 broadcast his first serious drama, The Red which drew on his own experience of recovery. It won the Best Single Drama award in the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2018.
A regular on TV and radio with credits including Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and QI. He has also has his own shows on Radio 4.
Star of The Impression Show with Debra Stephenson and Dead Ringers on BBC, Jon has a catalogue of over 350 impressions and is regarded by many to be the best impressionist in the UK. He is brilliant for award ceremonies, after-dinner speaking and personal appearances.
Popular comedian and actor best known for Mock the Week, Outnumbered and as one half of Punt & Dennis.
Popular actor, comedian and writer who plays on his upper class background to self-deprecating effect. Is the host of Radio 4's Newsquiz.
Popular comedian and writing partner of Hugh Dennis. Credits include Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week etc.
Popular comedian and actress who has been on everything from Question Time to Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo etc. A safe pair of hands for corporate events who knows the boundaries.