MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE NEWS
Kevin Bridges will be making a return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only to co-host the Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care with Adam Hills at the Playhouse on Thursday 22nd August at 7:30pm, with an amazing line-up featuring Andrew Lawrence, Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Romesh Ranganathan, Hal Cruttenden, Tom Stade, Ivo Graham, Neil Delamere, Seann Walsh, Simon Evans, Marlon Davis, Charlie Baker, Phill Jupitus, Des Clarke, Gary Delaney, Joe Wilkinson, Russell Kane, Roisin Conaty and Lee Nelson.
The show will be recorded for BBC Three as a two part Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live to go out in early September.
Tickets are on sale from The Edinburgh Playhouse at 10:00am on Monday 8th April.
Full details of all shows will shortly be available on our Edinburgh Festival page (tickets will go on general sale for most shows on the 9th May via the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website) and include:
Josh Widdicombe‘s Incidentally… – Assembly, George Square Theatre
Wednesday 31st July – Thursday 15th August, 9:30pm
Marcus Brigstocke‘s Je M’accuse – I am Marcus – Assembly Hall, Rainy Hall
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:10pm
Adam Hills‘ Happyism – Assembly Hall, Main Hall
Thursday 15th – Sunday 25th August (Sundays with BSL interpreter), 7:30pm
Rich Hall with a stand-up show and Rich Hall’s Hoedown – Assembly George Square Palazzo Spiegeltent
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:30pm (Hoedown 11:00pm)
Charlie Baker‘s Baker’s Dozen – Assembly, Geroge Square Three
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:15pm
Seann Walsh‘s Lie-in King! – Pleasance, Cabaret Bar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:20pm
Neil Delamere‘s Smartbomb – Pleasance, Above
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:00pm
Ivo Graham‘s Binoculars – Pleasance, Cellar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 6:00pm
Marlon Davis‘ Crackin’ Up – Pleasance, This
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 7:15pm
John Gordillo‘s Thinking is Discouraged – Assembly Rooms, Studio
Thursday 1st August – Sunday 25th August, 7:30pm
Phill Jupitus‘ Porky the Poet in ‘Zeitgeist Limbo’ – The Jam House, part of the Free Fringe
Saturday 3rd – Saturday 24th August, 5:00pm
PHILL JUPITUS AND MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE HEAD TO BOLIVIA IN WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS TONIGHT ON BBC TWO AT 9:30PM
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‘Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it’ **** – The Daily Telegraph
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).
‘If you haven’t seen him live, then you haven’t seen him at his very best’ ***** – The Mirror
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.