Hosts – Marcus Brigstocke & Jo Caulfield
Marcus began his comedy career at Bristol University, studying drama and won the BBC New Comedian of the Year in 1996. He has since emerged as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, regularly appearing live and on TV, film and radio.
A master of satirical comedy, Marcus is blisteringly funny over a wide range of topics including; Climate Change, Religious Extremism, Immigration, Loans Companies, The Special Relationship, Compensation Culture, Women’s Magazines, The EU and David Blaine, not to mention his own personal battle against his middle class roots.
In 2010, Jo Caulfield was nominated as ‘Funniest Woman 2010’ (LAFTA Awards). She has previously been nominated as ‘Best Female Comedian 2002’ (Chortle Awards), ‘Best Compere 2004’ (Chortle Awards) and one of ‘The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups’ (Channel 4).
She has appeared at major comedy clubs, both in the UK and overseas, and has completed two solo nationwide tours, and a further three as support act of Graham Norton, Puppetry of the Penis and Rory Bremner. For the last nine years, Caulfield has taken a new solo comedy show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Caulfield was Comedy Writer/Programme Consultant for all five series of the BAFTA Award-winning So Graham Norton. She was also head writer on both Ruby Wax’s Waiting Game and Zoe Ball’s ‘Strictly Dance Fever’ (BBC3). Caulfield has also written for Joan Rivers, Anne Robinson, Denise Van Outen and Ant & Dec among others.