Marcus Brigstocke

Award-winning comedian and broadcaster Marcus Brigstocke is heading out on a brand new UK tour in autumn 2016 with his eagerly awaited new stand up show ‘Why The Long Face?’

‘Long face, not short on laughs’ – The Evening Standard

I was born with a long face and now there’s UKIP and Putin and being single and Islamic State and Trump and Paul Dacre of the Daily bastard Mail and tax dodging corporations and the bloody referendum and for some reason people have started drinking kale juice?! This is a show about gratitude and happiness…with just a tiny bit of wild-eyed, incredulous, livid ranting.

One of Britain’s finest comedians and broadcasters, Marcus’ 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 around the UK and globally at international comedy festivals.

 “…. Charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing” – Sunday Mirror

As well as his sold out comedy tours he can constantly be seen and heard with numerous appearances on UK television and radio. 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 plus his recent award-winning radio series The Brig Society. He has also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit Radio 4 sitcom 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), The Jump (Channel 4), Sorry I’ve Got No Head (BBC1) and The Late Edition (BBC4).

“Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed.  I’ve yet to see anything funnier” – Daily Telegraph

Marcus will also recently returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with ‘Why The Long Face?’ for a limited 10 night run this August.

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Regional tour dates include: 

 Norwich, Playhouse – Monday, 19th September – 01603598598,

Cambridge, Junction – Thursday, 22nd  September – 01223 511 511,

Colchester, Mercury Theatre – Friday, 23rd September –  01206 573 948,

For more dates, information and booking options visit /