OnlineComedian and Music Journalist Marc Burrows returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his brand new show, The Ten Best Songs Of All Time. It serves as an autobiography through music via the ten most important songs of Marc’s life, the songs he genuinely thinks are the best ever written. Through these songs he springboards into stories, silly facts and ridiculous singing.
Marc Burrows is now in his 6th year of stand up. Prior to performing he served a two year apprenticeship behind the scenes in the comedy industry working as a live booker for Avalon & Best Medicine, and commissioning, producing and writing online sketches full time for Comedybox and Funny or Die, jobs he describes as “far more valuable than any comedy course”. He performed his first gig at the 2008 Fringe and hit the circuit hard in January 2009, gigging consistently ever since. At the 2009 Fringe he put together & compered the near sell-out, five star-rated The Big Comedy Breakfast, also featuring Diane Spencer, Sarah Pearce and Robert Auton, which returned in 2010, and made his solo debut in 2011 with The 90s In Half an Hour, appearing again the following year with his second fringe solo show, An Indie Boy’s Guide To Sex & Girls.
Away from stand up Marc writes about music for The Guardian, The Quietus and Drowned In Sound, among others, and also plays bass in the critically acclaimed Steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, alongside cult comedian Andrew O’Neill. The band have released 2 albums of punk-fuelled modern Musical Hall metal, played across the UK & US including Glastonbury, Latitude, the Edinburgh Fringe and Bestival, and have a growing and dedicated fanbase which includes writers Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, and comic Phil Jupitus.
You can watch Marc Burrows performing The Ten Best Songs Of All Time for free at Maggie’s Front Room, The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, Venue 272 from 1st August until 23rd August 2014.