Marc Blake created ‘Germany’s finest comedian’ in early 2003 and in that year played over 130 ‘open spots’ around the country. Helmut was an instant hit, becoming a finalist in The Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competition, the Metro/Evening Standard Act of the year and C4’s So You Think You’re Funny. Marc took Helmut to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004 in his first full length show, Helmut’s Half Hour.
‘A ream of clever one-liners’ Scotsman
‘A towering comic intellect’ Metro
‘A gifted comic and writer.’ Edinburgh guide
‘Master of the two-liner. Extremely well-written jokes’ Chortle
Helmut is a regular Headliner for Geoff Whiting and Christian Knowles, as well as performing at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket, the Kings Head, the Brighton Komedia, and at many other venues across the country.
Helmut also performs for corporal functions and conferences. Using information supplied by the clients he offers a bespoke performance that is always guaranteed to split the British sides. Naturlich! Inefficiency, Britain’s reluctance to join the EU, European policy gone mad are all grist to his Germanic mill. A hilarious act with dollops of silliness.
Mark Blake will also be appearing on channel 4 in August as part of their Offensive Comedy week.