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Thursday 06 January 2022

En Ville: Comedian Mark Steel's Plan For World Domination Commences With A French Speaking Set @ Komedia Brighton

Comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author Mark Steel has announced he's doing a show in French, at Komedia Brighton, this month.

"I'm doing a show in French. Some people have asked why.

"Over the last ten years I've been to dozens of towns, for the Radio 4 show Mark Steel's in Town. 

"In a way, doing a show about the crazy ways of Orkney or Basingstoke, in front of people who live there, is performing in another language.  

"The people in those places are always funny, always heartening." 


Mark became bored with constantly being asked how he had started in comedy and took to telling the questioner the first thing that came into his head. 

He is often described as having worked as a television repair man but confesses that he has no technical abilities. 

He worked the comedy circuit for several years, and has acknowledged that his comedic influences included Alexei Sayle.

So being easily bored may go someway to explain why he's shaking up the format and 'doing an Eddie Izzard!'"

"So the next stage is to do a show in which the words are different to the ones I'm familiar with as well.

"In Mark Steel En Ville I will talk about France and the French, and Britain and the British. Because they're funny.

"And I'll have a whole new way of yelling, which is a wonderful incentive.  

"If people laugh, this will complete the next stage of my plan to dominate the world."

Mark Steel: En Ville at Komedia Brighton on 23rd January 2022. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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