Compere - Mark Maier
"It's high time someone gave him a TV show of his own" The Guardian 2005
Multi award winning writer and comedian Mark Maier, is a highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits. He has played Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand - and has also appeared at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Caroline's in New York.
Recent professional highlights include two series of 'Trapped' for BBC Radio 4 - a show both written and performed by Mark (with a third series already penned), ‘Inner Voices of Men’ an Alan Bennett style talking heads series for BBC R4 and ‘Object Lessons’ - the radio adaptation of his hit 2004 Edinburgh show.
Mark’s many television appearances include; The Stand Up Show (BBC1), Dating The Enemy (ITV), Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment, (CH5), Five’s Company (CH5), The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy), Comedy Rules (SKY) & Live At Jongleurs (LWT). As an actor he appeared in Rory Bremner, Who Else? (CH4) and recently filmed an episode of My Hero (BBC 1).
Mark regularly performs with the critically-acclaimed 'Comedy Store Players'. He has taught improvisational comedy in London and founded the group 'MadLib' which performed at the Edinburgh Festival. His ability to tailor material on demand has also made him very popular with corporate bookers.
"A multi-talented, mercurial comedian" - The Independent
Before pursuing his lifelong interest in comedy, Mark had a successful career in advertising. In America he wrote and performed in radio commercials and won numerous writing awards, including the prestigious ‘World's Best Broadcasting Advertisement’ at the Hollywood Radio & Television Awards. He continues to be in demand for voice over work and has an extensive repertoire of accents.
Mark has several radio and television projects in development for 2010 and 2010.
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What the press said about Marks’s solo show “Objects” in 2004/05
“Talent to burn” Mail On Sunday 2005
“Pathos, poignancy, wit and wisdom” Evening Standard 2005
“See it” Daily Mirror 2005
“His delivery sparkles with wit, pathos and invention” The List 2004 * * * *
“ Maier proves himself quite a character actor, making these frankly ridiculous flights of fancy seem perfectly believable through precise, nuanced performances” Chortle 2004 * * * *