Marcus Brigstocke

Marcus Brigstocke

Radio 4 Comedian

Synopsis

The Telegraph describe Marcus as ‘a rare stand-up who makes you laugh and think.’ After hanging up his crown as King Arthur in Spamalot he’s back on Radio 4 as the friendly questioner on I’ve Never Seen Star Wars and with his own look at the world in The Brig Society.

Biography

Marcus Brigstocke is a major British comedy talent as writer, actor, presenter and performer. Allegedly, he is heard on Radio 4 more frequently than the shipping forecast.

On television Marcus 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 exciteable archaeologist. 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 is the host of I’ve Never Seen Star Wars on both radio and TV, a team captain on Argumental, a regular on panel shows like QI, and even crops up on Question Time, Newsnight and This Week.

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 plays Packer, Head of Unthinkable Solutions in Think the Unthinkable. Other credits include Just a Minute and The News Quiz.

A fixture at the Edinbugh 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 - the latter two starring Kevin Spacey. He played King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot. He has also enjoyed a No.11 chart ‘hit’ as the voice on DJ Dee-Kline's Don't Smoke Da Reefa - a logical progression from his very brief early career as a podium dancer.

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Video

Marcus Brigstocke at The Real Variety Show