Marcus Brigstocke Biography
Marcus Brigstocke is fast becoming a household name on the comedy and stand up circuit and is ideal to host awards or deliver an after dinner stand up at any corporate event.
In the beginning
Marcus began his comedy career in Bristol whilst studying drama at University and soon won the BBC New Comedian of 1996. He has since emerged as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing in the UK and beyond and has become a regular voice on BBC Radio with an impressive list of TV and film credits.
The Edinburgh festival has been a regular haunt for Marcus, and has seen him receive a great deal of critical acclaim over the years performing at almost every festival since 1996. In 2006 he previewed his sell out national tour 'Planet Corduroy' and began a new daily topical show The Early Edition which has toured the festival curcuit and is back at Edinburgh in 2007.
2005 saw the start of The Late Edition - Marcus's own live topical show on BBC4 - with 20 new shows at the end of 2007 and into 2008. TV appearances also include Live from the Apollo (with Jack Dee), Have I Got News For You, The A-Z of Music and News Knight alongside Sir Trevor McDonald on ITV.
Marcus Brigstocke's Trophy People was a documentary series following those who compete at the highest level in unusual hobbies - Scrabble champions, competative bell-ringringers, youth debaters and model airoplane builders and flyers.
He also played the lead character in BBC3's Vacant Possession, one of the Twisted Tales series. Other acting work includes Adam Savage in Simon Nye's BBC 1 sitcom The Savages, and of course David Oxley (BA Hons) in We Are History, the cult success which has bought him to the attention of many an adoring fan and the odd angry archaeologist.
In 2006 Marcus went to France for Excuse My French - he had 4 weeks to learn the language, almost from scratch, then performed stand up in French to crowds in Marseille and Paris.
Radio and the big screen
Radio 4 has become a second home for Marcus as he is rarely off the 18.30 slot in one form or another. He is the regular angry young man on The Now Show with Punt and Dennis.
He has written and recorded three series of Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off and 4 'specials'. The Museum Of Everything with long time writing and perfoming friends Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell is currently being developed for TV. He played the head of a consultancy firm - Unthinkable Solutions as Ryan Packer in Think The Unthinkable.
Other recordings include Just a Minute, Newsquiz, The Today Program, The Unbelievable Truth, 2000 years of Radio, A funny thing happened on the way to the despatch box and the wonderfully silly 99p Challenge.
On the big screen he has appeared in Richard Curtis' movie Love Actually as a Radio DJ interviewing the wonderfully jaded Billy Mack (Bill Nighy). He went to Berlin with Kevin Spacey to film Beyond The Sea - the life story of Bobby Darin. In Piccadilly Jim, Marcus appears with Sam Rockwell and Tom Wilkinson as 'man having sex under stairs', a small but vital role and has recently filmed with Nick Moran in the forthcoming Telstar. He also played a desperately ambitious and tragically unable arts presenter in Neil Gayman's A Short Film About John Bolton.
In the Autumn of 2007 Marcus travelled to the Arctic with Cape Farewell to see for himself the damage done by climate change.
About Marcus Brigstocke
Marcus now lives in South London, happily married to his university sweetheart, and may well be the proudest dad in the world. He is committed to non-violence and is an active campaigner for CND and 'Campaign Against Arms Trade'. He once had a #11 chart smash with DJ Dee-Kline's, Don't Smoke Da Reefa. Without wishing to scrape the barrel further it is worth saying that Marcus very briefly worked as a podium dancer, and also on an oil-rig in the North Sea (although not as a dancer).
He is fanatical about snowboarding - so much so he has set up a stand up tour in the Alps, and adores music and movies. Marcus can be seen and heard in venues across the country delivering his award-winning stand up on screens large and small and on Radio 4 more frequently than the shipping forecast.
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Marcus Brigstocke News
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30th May 2012
Comedian Patrick Kielty will host the final of the BBC New Comedy award.
28th March 2012
Kate Humble, Professor Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalili as well as Dame Vivienne Westwood are just some of the big names appearing at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June.
4th October 2011
Benedict Allen, adventurer, author and corporate speaker, announces the release of his new book, Into The Abyss, at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
18th July 2011
Top Speakers Corner comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Shappi Khorsandi take centre stage at the Dartington Hall Ways With Words Festival, alongside TV personalities James Naughtie and Peter Snow, and Stella Rimington, author and ex Director General of MI5.
15th July 2011
Henham Park in Suffolk is alight with the cream of the music and comedy world as the Latitude Festival kicks off with highlights such as Paolo Nutini and Suede as well as the very best from the worlds of comedy, literature,
12th July 2011
Speakers Corner is proud to announce a rich catalogue of its finest artists confirmed to attend The Cheltenham Literary Festival - one of the UKs best loved book festivals.
26th May 2011
Britainâ€™s most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians are headed to the Welsh town of Hay-On-Wye for the annual Guardian literary festival.
21st February 2011
Sarah Brown, Britainâ€™s ex-First Lady is top of the â€˜Tweeteratiâ€™ list, according to The Independent.
13th January 2011
Calling all comedy fans! Glastonbury is not only the epicentre of the live music world, stand-up too has its place in the muddy fields of South West England. Marcus Brigstocke, Craig Charles, Mitch Benn and Shappi Khorsandi are amongst comedians taking the stage at the UKâ€™s best loved entertainment fest.
7th September 2010
Tomorrow morning Clarence House will be opening its beautiful gardens to the public for â€˜A Garden Party to Make a Differenceâ€™, and Clive Anderson and Jonathan Dimbleby will be there to facilitate the debates on sustainable living.
Marcus Brigstocke Reviews
Marcus Brigstocke has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Marcus Brigstocke for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Marcus Brigstocke for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus was funny, but relied too heavily on the "where are you from" way of getting laughs. The biggest laugh he got was from when he said he used to shop lift from a named store and the owner was in the audience! It had him thrown for a while!
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