Marc Blake on stage

Marc Blake is a playwright, TV/screenwriter and director.

He performed stand up for over twenty years, beginning at the Tunnel Club in Greenwich under the tutelage of the late Malcolm Hardee. He was a regular at the Comedy Store and at many hundreds of comedy venues nationwide, also performing in Holland, Belgium and Jersey. He played at the Edinburgh Festival in 1990, 1993, 2004 and 2005 and is still trying to make the money back.

‘A ream of clever one-liners’Scotsman.
‘A towering comic intellect’Metro.
‘A gifted comic writer.’Edinburgh guide.
‘Master of the one-liner. Extremely well written jokes.’Chortle.

From 2012 he produced four short films, Exorcism, Planet of the Apps, No Cake for Sarah and The Interview: His feature film Axman (2018)- is currently in post production.

Comedy feature ‘The Big Day’ concerning two warring brothers who choose the same wedding day – was placed in the semi-final of the Shore Screenplay contest in November 2018.

His play ‘Area 52’ premiered at Southampton Stage Door in 2016 and ran at the Tristan Bates theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. * – West End Wilma. * – LondonTheatre. ‘The Man who shot Kennedy’, ‘SW1PE’ and ‘Killing Steve’ were all performed at the North London tavern at Player/playwrights.

His latest play Smothered (50 mins) is to premiere in Feb 2019.

He has guested on BBC Radio London, Talk Radio, LBC, Radio 2, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and the Fred Macaulay show (BBC Scotland).

He has written four comic novels, Sunstroke, Bigtime, 24 Karat Schmooze and Monkey Puzzle, as well as a YA supernatural novel ‘Spirit of the Blitz.’

Non-fiction work includes:

*How to be a Comedy Writer (Andrews UK)
*How to be a Sitcom Writer (Andrews UK)
*How NOT to write Sitcom (A&C Black)
*Writing the Horror Movie (Bloomsbury)
*Writing the Comedy Movie (Bloomsbury)

Marc teaches Screenwriting at Solent University and novel/comedy writing at Marlborough College Summer School.