Marc has worked extensively as a consultant in South Africa, Europe and the UK, working for (in no particular order) the BBC Heads of Comedy, the Dave Channel, Granada TV, Target TV, Channels 4 and 5, BBC Radio London, Radio 4 and 2 as well as for the SABC, Laughing Horse comedy and the Comedy School (London). He has offered numerous training days around the UK to corporate clients, plus general workshops and teaching in schools as part of the national Curriculum. He is currently an Associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University, where he is a course Leader on the Comedy and performance degree.

He will gladly offer a bespoke training day or days, suited to the needs of corporate clients/production companies or schools/educational institutions.

Stand up and Performance training

Marc also trains individuals and corporate clients in stage craft, microphone technique, writing material and stand up comedy advice. Individual rates are from £35 per hour and all seasons are negotiable. He can also write and tailor material to your needs.

Corporate prices on demand.

He recently trained five journalists who had never performed before for performances at the Leicester Comedy Festival (2012) Articles are shortly to appear in the Daily Mail, Sunday Times, on Digital Spy and in other media.

What happened when a Guardian journalist and a standup comedian swapped places for a day?

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“It was our pleasure and thanks for entertaining/educating us so well at the end of a long day. I had a lot of positive feedback from the people in the room and one of two said they will look into attending your course. Hopefully that will happen, so I can read some funnier scripts in the fullness of time!”

“Depending on how you look at it, Marc is either a hugely entertaining teacher or a highly educational comedian and I can recommend both”.

Nick Kidney
Creative Director
60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS
D: +44 20 7453 4208

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

“We had a really enjoyable day and learning experience with Marc. He’s a warm and personable character and helped everyone feel at ease during our comedy gig performances!”

“Very enjoyable session, thank you!”

“Nice and discursive/interactive, informal.”

Natalie Broome
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO
151 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5QE


“My call with Marc has given me a great platform to turn my script into a funny and entertaining sitcom. Thanks Marc for your help.”

Kevin Durham
Skinny Wrist Productions Ltd

“Working with Marc was an absolute pleasure! His expertise in mentoring and guiding our group of journalists through their first foray in stand-up comedy was invaluable in getting them ready to perform their own routine in front of a live public audience. The first time performing stand-up would be a daunting task for anyone, but with Marc’s expert help in writing and shaping their material, as well as advice about the performance itself, they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

Claire Howes
Taylor Herring PR

Taylor Herring PR