Markus Birdman has been described by the BBC as “the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly. A master of timing and physical comedy.” His relationship with the Beeb goes back to his performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001 as part of Screaming Blue Murder’s Big Value Show and as a finalist in the televised BBC New Comedy Awards 2001.
He was also the winner of the Lewisham Comedy Festival Open Mic 2001 competition, as well as a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2000, Jongleur’s New Act 2000, Leicester Comedy Festival New Act 2001. He performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2002 as both the compere of Avalon’s Comedy Zone, and in Francesca Martinez’s (Daily Telegraph Winner 2000) solo show, ‘I’mPerfect’, which he is also did at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2003.
Markus Birdman was featured and interviewed on BBC radio London Live, and has appeared on BBC One, BBC Choice and Sky and Triple J Radio, Fox FM and Channel 9 TV in Australia.
As well as being booked for weekends at The Comedy Store, and in most major UK clubs, Markus Birdman headlined on the Avalon Comedy Network, and will be compering a benefit at The Roundhouse, Camden, alongside, Phil Jupitus, The Blockheads Band and Sting.
“Uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it’s done” The Evening Standard
“Already on his way up…..” Time Out
“Wonderful, extremely versatile” The Scotsman
“One of the millionaire mirth merchants of the future” The Metro
“The crowd fell for his dry witty, confused little boy smutt-schtick in a big way” The Observer