Marcus Brigstocke is a major British comedy talent as writer, actor, presenter and performer. It’s said 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 excitable 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 was the host of I’ve Never Seen Star Wars on both radio and TV, a regular on panel shows from QI to Just A Minute, and has even cropped up on Question Time, Newsnight, and This Week. In The Joy of Techs he met his friend Alexis Conran’s enthusiasm for the latest gadgets with his own tech-scepticism.
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 played Packer, Head of Unthinkable Solutions in Think the Unthinkable.
A fixture at the Edinburgh 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 hit Monty Python musical Spamalot. He’s even appeared on a No.11 chart ‘hit’ with DJ Dee-Kline – a logical progression from his very brief early career as a podium dancer.