MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE NEWS
Marcus was born with a long face and now there's UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and George Osborne and Paul Dacre of the Daily bastard Mail and tax dodging corporations and the bloody election and did we mention being single? Come to this show - last time there was a fire and almost no one died!
'Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it' **** - The Daily Telegraph
Sunday 16th August 7.30pm, Edinburgh Playhouse - Hosted by Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke.
With special guests; Andrew Ryan, Angela Barnes, Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Ivo Graham, Joel Dommett, Justin Moorhouse, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Nathan Caton, Phil Jerrod, Rob Beckett, Glenn Wool plus many more to be confirmed. Following massive success over the last five years, Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce the Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sixth year. This year's Gala will be hosted by top comics Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke and will take place on Sunday 16th August at the iconic Edinburgh Playhouse.
Set to be the Edinburgh's biggest comedy event this August, the Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2015 will showcase some of the finest comedic talent at the Fringe in aid of Waverley Care, Scotland's largest charity providing care and support to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Since its launch in 2009, the Edinburgh Comedy Gala has raised an incredible £400,000 for the charity, helping to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C across Scotland.
With some very exciting big names already signed up to take part in this year's show plus more to be announced, Comedy Gala 2015 In Aid of Waverley Care promises to be the highlight of any comedy fan's Edinburgh Fringe Festival diary.
Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse
Address: 18–22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Date: Sunday 16th August 2015
Box Office: 0844 871 3014 / www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Ticket Prices: £25 (please note venue/fringe booking fees may apply)
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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