Time to join The Brig Society

PUBLISHED: 09:05 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:05 24 January 2013

Marcus Brigstocke brings his stand-up show to The Playhouse, Weston, on February 8.

Marcus Brigstocke brings his stand-up show to The Playhouse, Weston, on February 8.


Prime Minister’s vision is about to come under attack from one of Britain’s most popular comedians.

QUICK-witted observational humour will be on the cards when one of Britain’s most popular comedians and broadcasters visits Weston next month.

Marcus Brigstocke, a regular face on hit TV programmes such as Have I Got News For You, QI, and the 11O’Clock Show, will be bringing his latest stand-up offering, The Brig Society, to The Playhouse on February 8.

As the title suggests, Marcus will be examining Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempts to introduce ‘The Big Society’. The analysis is mostly damning, criticising everything from corrupt banking culture to the privatisation of the railways.

Marcus promises to restructure every aspect of life in Britain, organised through the medium of jokes, where audiences can win a free hospital or school, or a major High Street Bank.

Marcus’ talent was first spotted 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 his second home, with Marcus enjoying 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 also 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). He has also appeared on Sorry I’ve Got No Head on BBC1 and BBC4’s The Late Edition.

The Brig Society has a 14-and-over age recommendation and parental guidance is advised. Tickets, priced £15, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or via www.theplayhouse.co.uk

* We have teamed up with The Playhouse to give away three pairs of tickets to see the show. To enter, simply answer the following question: In which year did Marcus win the BBC New Comedian Award at the Edinburgh Festival?

Send your answer, along with your name, address, and a daytime telephone number to: Marcus Brigstocke competition, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 9am on Friday, February 1. Alternatively, click on the link in the top right hand corner of this screen to enter.

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