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Markus Birdman

Stand-Up in demand across the world. NZ Comedy Guild Award Nom-Best Artist ‘14Time Out UK-Top 10 Comedians ‘13Netflix-Live from Amsterdam

An experienced and versatile comedian, Markus is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world.

Amused Moose Award Nominee – Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe ‘15
NZ Comedy Guild Award Nominee for Best International Artist ‘14
Time Out London - Top Ten Comedians ‘13
Netflix Special- Live from Amsterdam

"Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical and silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made me laugh so hard it hurt"
BBC

“Energetic, engaging… thought-provoking and funny”
The Stage

Praise for his Edinburgh Festival solo shows

“Probably the most absorbing show I’ve seen. Completely spell-binding”
****
****Chortle

“Birdman’s Fringe show is a triumph. He isn’t afraid to push the limits of what society deems appropriate. He has created an hour of thought-provoking, hilarious stand-up
*****Edinburgh Reporter


“Delightfully comic... topical, controversial and personal”
****The List

“Absorbing, intelligent and funny”
****Metro

Comedy (UK)
Gigs for: Soho Theatre, The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Highlight, Off the Kerb, Avalon, Last Laugh, The Stand, Laughterhouse, Comedy Company, Comedy Box, Up the Creek, Screaming Blue Murder, Just the Tonic and many others.

Comedy (International)
Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain.


Edinburgh Festival
Grimm Realities PBH Free Fringe 2015
2B or Not to Be The Stand Comedy Club 2014
Happily Ever After (solo show) The Stand Comedy Club 2013
Love, Life & Death (solo show) The Stand Comedy Club 2012
Dreaming (solo show) The Stand Comedy Club 2011
Sympathy for the Devil (solo show) Pleasance 2008
Son of a Preacher Man (solo show) Pleasance 2007
One Step Beyond (solo show) Pod Deco 2004
Comedy Zone (showcase show) Pleasance 2002
Imperfect (with Francesca Martinez) Pleasance 2002

International Festivals
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Faustus 2016
Perth Fringe World Grimm Realities 2016
New Zealand Comedy Festival Grimm Realities 2015
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Grimm Realities 2015
New Zealand Comedy Festival Happily Ever After 2014
New Zealand Comedy Festival Love, Life & Death (solo show) 2013
Sydney Comedy Festival Best of British 2012
Adelaide Festival Love, Hate, Life, Death (solo show) 2012
Adelaide Festival Dreaming (solo show) 2012
Melbourne International Comedy Festival I’mPerfect (with Francesca Martinez) 2003

Tours
The Convoy- New Zealand 2014
Best of British - New Zealand 2013
Paul Sinha and Markus Birdman – On the Road 2009
Avalon Network - Headline 2003
Francesca Martinez - National Tour (support) 2002/2003
Andy Zaltzman - Avalon Network (support) 2002
Noel Fielding - Avalon Network (support) 2001

Radio
BBC Radio Essex - pundit on James Whale show 2013-17
BBC Radio 4 – Son of a Preacher Man 2007
BBC Radio 4 – 28 Acts in 28 Minutes 2006
BBC Radio 4 – Loose Ends 2004
BBC Radio 5 Live – Gaby Logan Show 2008
BBC Radio 5 Live – Stephen Nolan Show 2007
BBC Radio 7 – Spanking New 2004
BBC World Service 2012
BBC Radio Scotland – Fred MacAulay Show 2012
BBC Radio Wales – Jest a Minute 2008
Talksport – Hawksbee & Jacobs 2007

Television
NRK 1 (Norway) Unge Lovende 2017
NETFLIX- Live at Toomler Amsterdam Netflix 2012
TV One (New Zealand) Best Bits 2015
TV3 (New Zealand) The Comedy Gala 2013
TV One (New Zealand) Good Morning 2013/14
BBC1 Heaven & Earth 2007
BBC3 How Not to Live Your Life - Series 1 2008
BBC3 Most Annoying Songs We Hate to Love 2007
BBC3 BBC New Comedy Awards 2001
ITV1 Blank Screen (voiceover) 2004
ITV4 And Another Thing 2006
Channel 4 4thought 2012
Paramount (Comedy Central) World Stands Up 2008
Paramount (Comedy Central) Live at the Comedy Store 2005
Kanal 5 (Sweden) Raw Comedy Club 2009
Vara (The Netherlands) Comedytrain International 2007
Loaded TV Jongleurs Live 2012

Comedy Competitions
Lewisham Comedy Festival Open Mic Winner
BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist
Daily Telegraph Open Mic Finalist
Leicester Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Finalist

Southend Chronicle Columnist 2013-16

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