Meet our host 2019


Marcus Brigstocke

Award-winning comedian, actor and satirist




Marcus is regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up across the country.

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 and he has also written and recorded three series and four specials of his hit show Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off. Most recently, he co-starred alongside Kerry Godliman, in The Wilsons Save the World, the second series of which is now being aired.

A master of satirical comedy, he’s notched up an impressive list of TV credits including his recent appearance on Famous and Fighting Crime and his roles as team captain on Argumental and host of The Late Edition and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars. Other appearances include; Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI, Would I Lie to You and the 11 O’clock Show.

Marcus has also appeared in the West End with a critically acclaimed performance as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot, starring as Station Master Perks in The Railway Children at London’s Waterloo Station and as Captain Hook in Peter Pan. On the big screen, he has appeared in Love Actually, Piccadilly Jim, Telstar: The Joe Meek Story and Beyond the Sea.

Intelligent and witty, Marcus is a quick-thinking host and after dinner entertainer.