MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE NEWS
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, RICH HALL, ROMESH RANGANATHAN, RUSSELL KANE AND SHAPPI KHORSANDI TO APPEAR AT BRITISH SUMMER TIME
British Summer Time at Hyde Park have announced an outstanding array of comedy acts on 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th June to accompany an already stellar line up of musical talent. Rich Hall headlines alongside his band for the first of four days in the park with Jim Jefferies, Ed Byrne and Ardal O'Hanlon heading up the second, third and fourth.
Rich will be performing on the Great Oak Stage, bringing his band with him and, maybe, his Perrier Award winning alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw. Always a favourite part of his show, Hall has recently been expanding his musical musings, driven by his great Americana inspired band.
Supporting Rich on the 22nd June are Marcus Brigstocke, Shappi Khorsandi and Romesh Ranganathan with special guest host Russell Kane.
Tickets go on sale on 9:00am Friday 1st May 2015. Barclaycard customers are able to purchase tickets from 9:00am Tuesday 28th April hereBarclaycard.co.uk.
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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. He is now regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences both on tour and on the well trodden comedy circuit. 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 also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off. 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 (BBC4). Other appearances include; Have I Got News For You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), Sorry I’ve Got No Head (BBC1), The Late Edition (BBC4), 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. From the summer of 2011 Marcus will be starring as Station Master Perks in E.Nesbit’s The Railway Children at London’s Waterloo Station.
Marcus’ book God Collar, based on his award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure, was released in June 2011.
‘… charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing… don’t miss this incredible show’ – Sunday Mirror
‘Sharpest one-liner merchant’ – Sunday Times
‘Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it’ **** – The Daily Telegraph
‘If you haven’t seen him live, then you haven’t seen him at his very best’ ***** – The Mirror