Chortle Awards 2023 – Best Club Comic nominee & BGT semi-finalist – Markus Birdman, is one of stand-up’s most well travelled comedians, much in demand in the UK and all over the world, and one of the very first British Comics to have his own Netflix Special – Live in Amsterdam.
He has written and performed twelve Edinburgh Festival Solo shows, and toured Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Scandinavia and throughout Europe, The Middle East and Far East. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows both in the UK and abroad.
Co-Writer on Jayde Adams’s 2020 Amazon Prime Stand Up Special, ‘Serious Black Jumper’
He often incorporates visual artwork & animations in his comedy performances. He has created numerous 24 hour murals as part of the comedian Mark Watson’s 24 hr Comedy shows, raising thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.
Just recently, Markus collaborated with the Norwegian musician, Ole Maa, to produce animations for Ole’s live show, En Psychotic Handbok, which premiered in Oslo in 2020 and toured Norway in 2021 and 2022.
After attending several Art Schools, and even managing to graduate from one, Markus became a Graffiti Artist, Muralist, Performance Poet and Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam Champion. He can’t remember which year, he was fairly out of it. But it made him think being funny on stage might just work out! This path would eventually lead him to becoming an award winning Stand-Up Comedian and total Don.
“How the f*ck is Markus Birdman not famnous?!” – Paul Sinha