Marcus Brigstocke

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Sunday with Rachel Parris: ‘There’s a class divide in how my husband cooks the meat’
The comedian on bacon butties, daytime TV and church bribes

Rich Pelley

04, Sep, 2022 @5:45 AM

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‘I’ve come to say thank you’: big names return to support Edinburgh fringe
Comedians such as Omid Djalili and Rachel Parris are back after festival’s tough two years due to Covid

Rachel Hall

31, Jul, 2022 @3:36 PM

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The Red review – Marcus Brigstocke probes the psychology of the addict
This is a gripping drama about the inner struggles and temptation endured by an ex-alcoholic during a dark night of the soul at his father’s wake

Arifa Akbar

18, Mar, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Robin Ince's 24-hour carnival of comics, comets and the Cure
From Harry Hill to Helen Sharman, Ince’s Christmas mashup of comedy, science and music – Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People – reached dizzy heights

Brian Logan

14, Dec, 2020 @2:53 PM

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Marcus Brigstocke: 'Blazing Saddles makes me howl every time I watch it'
The comedian and actor on the things that make him laugh the most

The Guide

10, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Marcus Brigstocke review – horned comic fails to give devil his due
The comedian performs in the guise of Lucifer on his latest tour, but the material is standard snark

Brian Logan

18, Nov, 2018 @6:30 PM

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'After 15 minutes, my audience walked out': standups on their Edinburgh debuts
Bridget Christie got locked out, Nina Conti ran off with a monkey – and Reginald D Hunter begged his ex for help. Top comedians relive their first fringe gig

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

14, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Barnum review – all show, not enough tell
A revival of Barnum brings the big top to life (if not the man himself)

Susannah Clapp

10, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Barnum review – Brigstocke's shameless showman leads a charming carnival
As the 19th-century impresario PT Barnum, Marcus Brigstocke brings derring-do to a toe-tapping show with street magic and edgy stunts

Corrie Tan

06, Dec, 2017 @1:29 PM

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Marcus Brigstocke: my bruising bid to become PT Barnum, the greatest showman on Earth
From walking the wire to learning hokum lyrics, the standup shares his backstage diary as he takes on the role of the circus legend

Marcus Brigstocke

28, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The week in radio: Macquarie: The Tale of the River Bank; Hey, It’s OK…; The Red
A murky tale of bankers profiting from the Thames was depressing but essential listening, while Glamour’s podcast could not have been more fun

Miranda Sawyer

10, Sep, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Proms 2017 Oklahoma! review – all-dancing all-singing cowboys, a preposterous peddler and a convincing baddie
The John Wilson Orchestra on their annual Proms visit did not disappoint with an impeccable performance of every last quaver of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical

George Hall

14, Aug, 2017 @12:48 PM

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