Hire Marcus Brigstocke
Marcus Brigstocke is a major British comedy talent as writer, actor, presenter and performer. It’s said he is heard on Radio 4 more frequently than the shipping forecast. Marcus Brigstocke’s talent was noted early in 1996 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 nationally to sell out audiences on tour. Alongside his extremely busy corporate diary. Marcus is rated one of the best awards host and event stand up’s in the country.
On television Marcus Brigstocke launched The Late Edition, the late night BBC4 answer to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has hosted and appeared as a panellist on Have I Got News For You; and played King Stupid in Stupid on CBBC. He also took the lead in We Are History, which brought him to the attention of the odd excitable archaeologist.
TV & Radio Work
He stretched himself further, joining various celebrities in learning French in ‘Excuse My French’; and injuring himself in Channel 4’s ski-jump challenge, The Jump. He was the host of I’ve Never Seen Star Wars on both radio and TV, a regular on panel shows from QI to Just A Minute; and has even cropped up on Question Time, Newsnight and This Week. In The Joy of Techs he met his friend Alexis Conran’s enthusiasm for the latest gadgets with his own tech-scepticism.
Marcus Brigstocke TV Credits
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). Matthew Willetts (Comicus Ltd) produced his first DVD ‘Planet Corduroy’ (2007) which was received well by the press.
On Radio 4 he is the angry youngish man on The Now Show, with Punt and Dennis; and his own show The Brig Society. He has written and performed several series of Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off and The Museum Of Everything. He also played Packer, Head of Unthinkable Solutions in Think the Unthinkable.
Master of Satire
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 Brigstocke Stage & Screen
A fixture at the Edinburgh Fringe, usually with two shows, Marcus’ live performances sell out across the country. On the big screen he has appeared in Love Actually, Piccadilly Jim, Telstar: The Joe Meek Story, and Beyond The Sea. He played King Arthur in the hit Monty Python musical Spamalot. He’s even appeared on a No.11 chart ‘hit’ with DJ Dee-Kline; a logical progression from his very brief early career as a podium dancer.