"There is something of Chris Morris in Brigstocke’s freewheeling use of language. Inspired” TIME OUT
Winner of the 1996 BBC NEW COMEDIAN AWARD at the Edinburgh Festival, Marcus Brigstocke has in the short space of 4 years emerged as a major comedy talent. His second solo, character based, themed show on the subject of therapy entitled, ‘Get A Life’ (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival 2000) gained critical acclaim, created much media interest and served as an excellent showcase for Marcus’s talent as not only an actor but also writer and comedian.
Marcus is currently developing Radio and TV formats based around a couple of the characters from the show: Giles, the Gap year ‘twit’, previously heard on ‘The Now Show’ (Radio 4) has now been commissioned by Radio 4 for his own series, and Dr Greg Dupont, his Canadian media psychotherapist, is being written up into a television series for BBC TV.
In addition to this Marcus starred in a new, very successful and very funny series WE ARE HISTORY (BBC 2), which has now been re-commisioned , performed various characters on a Ch 4 commission for 5 x 15 min shorts ‘A-Z of Music’ and has recently recorded a Radio 4 sketch show 2000 years of Radio.
Earlier this year Marcus entered the popular hit parade at number 11 as the voice on DJ Klines, Don’t Smoke The Reefa which was a big club and compilation hit last summer!
Marcus is also currently starring in the lead role of Simon Nye’s (Men Behaving Badly, How Do You Want Me) BBC TV sitcom The Savages, due for transmission May 2001.
“Alarming, psychotic, delightful, treads the line between comedy and tragedy perfectly” MELODY MAKER
MARCUS IS GOING VERY FAR VERY FAST, A BRILLIANT STAND UP AND NO MISTAKE!