Tonight I was lucky enough (due to only finding out about the gig via a pre-gig twitter post two days ago) to be able to go and see Marcus Brigstocke perform his show “God Collar’ at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol. The venue was bigger than I expected, probably around 400 seats, and the fact that it sold out 3 days in a row is comforting, that there’s 1200 people in Bristol, or indeed anywhere, who will take the time, money and effort to go and see challenging comedy like this.
Wow, just wow. If you’ve ever heard Marcus rant on The Now Show you’ll be familiar with the intensity, insight and pace of his act. You’d expect him to let up while doing a two hour set, you’d be wrong. From start to finish he careers from angry, impassioned, laugh out loud funny and insightful and doesn’t let up for an instant. Whoever you are, and whatever you believe in, he will challenge you on it. Great comedy makes you think as well as laugh. This delivers all that.
This was easily one of the best comedy gigs I’ve ever been to, I laughed till my face hurt. If you get a chance you really should go.