Marcus Brigstocke

Marcus Brigstocke

Date of birth: 30-04-1973
Marcus Brigstocke started his career in comedy while at Bristol University, as part of the Club Seals troupe alongside Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. He and soon won the 1996 BBC New Comedian Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

As well as his live work, he fronts BBC Four's Late Edition, starred in short-lived BBC1 sitcom The Savages and is a regular on Radio 4's Now Show.

His upper-class-twit creation, Giles Wemmbley Hogg has starred in two Radio 4 series, one about his travels to the Third World, the second revolving around the 2006 World Cup.

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Comedians scoop BBC Audio Drama Awards

Success for Sarah Kendall, Jocelyn Jee Esien and Marcus Brigstocke

Sarah Kendall, Jocelyn Jee Esien and Marcus Brigstocke were all winners in prestigious radio award ceremony last night.

Brigstocke scooped the BBC Audio Drama Award for best original one-off drama for his first ever radio play, The Red, about an alcoholic who was bequeathed a collection of fine wine by his father.

 The play – which is to be repeated on Radio 4 at 2.15pm this Thursday – was based on the comedian’s own experience of addiction and recovery.

He tweeted that he was ‘so happy and very grateful’ for the accolade.

Sarah Kendall scooped the best scripted comedy prize for A Day In October, one of her Australian Trilogy of stories for Radio 4which started life as a  live show

She won ahead of fellow nominees Liam William for Ladhood and The Penny Dreadfuls for Le Carré On Spying.

Esien’s It’s Jocelyn won the best sketch show category over The Absolutely Radio Show and  Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse’s show The Gentlemen’s Club.

Comedy writer John Finnemore lost out on the £3,000 Tinniswood Award for which he had been nominated for his Double Acts show. It was instead won by Sarah Woods for her Radio 4 show Borderland, inspired by migration issues.

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Published: 29 Jan 2018

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