Comedy fans are in for a treat in Madrid and Barcelona this weekend, as UK funnyman Marcus Brigstocke brings his “Je m’accuse – I am Marcus” show to the Spanish cities.
The performance in the Spanish capital marks the last in a series of comedy gigs staged under the banner Festival Internacional de Comedia de Madrid (FIC), which has also seen major names such as Canada’s Tony Law and former cannabis smuggler Howard Marks come to call.
As for Marcus Brigstocke, UK audiences will have no doubt seen him on the small screen on panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You, and heard him on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show.
His stand-up shows showcase his own peculiar brand of satirical comedy, taking in anything from climate change and religious extremism, to the EU and magician David Blaine. He has also had a somewhat tumultuous year on the personal front, which, in the spirit of all great comics, has given him a rich seam to mine for his live act.
Brigstocke will be supported in both Madrid and Barcelona by the top contestants from the Funniest FICer stand-up competition, giving audiences a chance to catch some up-and-coming talent.
Marcus Brigstocke. Friday October 18 at Teatro Alfil, Madrid. Saturday October 19 at C.A.T. Tradicionarius, Barcelona Ticket sales and more information at www.festivaldecomedia.com