Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Saturday 20 November 2021

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, in January 2022.
Credit Idil Sukan

"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




Share    


The Beatles famously turned their back on touring towards the end of their career but The Bootleg Beatles, due to Covid, as with the rest of the industry were forced into an unwanted hiatus. 
Credit Rosie Powell

This year, Towner Eastbourne invited members of the LGBTQIA+ community in East Sussex to take part in a unique creative project, exploring personal responses to artworks in the Towner Collection, through a queer lens. 

During lockdown in 2020 the eleven members of Bellowhead first re-connected online to remotely record New York Girls - At Home. That led to re-uniting in person for a one-off performance which was streamed to mark the anniversary of Hedonism. 
Credit Matt Crockett

Could there be anything more contemporary than a comedy show with masks which looks to bring people together? That's what Nina Conti is aiming to achieve with The Dating Show, her new show coming to Brighton Dome next Tuesday 30th November, 
Credit Danny Lee Allen

New York's We Are Scientists, who returned last month with, Huffy, their first album in over three years, are set to play Concorde 2, Brighton, in December.

Nic Cester is renowned for his debut solo album Sugar Rush as well as being part of the all-star rock n' roll collective The Jaded Hearts Club and for his huge breakthrough success with Jet. 

Co-writer Henry Lewis Olivier, of West End hit, Groan Ups, talks about the comedic coming-of-age production that is playing Theatre Royal Brighton until the end of this week.
Credit Steve Tanner

Brighton Festival, the biggest annual multi-arts festival in England returns next May with boundary-breaking contemporary dance from Hofesh Shechter Company and innovative theatre from the critically-acclaimed Wise Children.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival has added a host of acts to the line-up for next summer's event, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 1st – 3rd 2022.
Credit Stuart Robinson

Artist Amartey Golding's largest work to date - which is on display at Brighton's Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, - encompasses an ornate handcrafted garment, two films and a photographic series that applies rituals of healing to the concept of White British Trauma. 

Theatrical percussion group Stomp is returning home to the city where it all began in early 2022 – all in the name of raising funds for a much-loved Brighton venue.

In September, Placebo resurfaced from a long hibernation to release their first single in five years – and first from the new album - Beautiful James
Credit Steve Bell

This Christmas instead of stressing about what gifts to buy friends and family, why not choose a unique surprise from Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) that will help support the arts charity in its recovery from the pandemic.

Music Beyond Mainstream and partner venue Brighton Dome are presenting a short online film to highlight alternative Christmas stories that will resonate with anyone who may feel isolated or disconnected from the festive season. 

Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd