About Marcel



Winner: Chortle Award

Chortle Awards 2015



Best Comedy Show

Fringe World 2013



Best Comedy Show

Amused Moose Comedy Award 2012,
Edinburgh Fringe


You are currently marvelling at the website of Marcel Lucont, flâneur, raconteur, bon-viveur, and easily the greatest UK-based French comedian around.

Do not leave until you have perused every section – your life will be enriched by the experience.

Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry. Take a look at the SHOWS section to see if he will be in your town soon. If not, rectify this by inviting him there. With luck on your side and enough money to offer this privilege could be yours.



Shows



'Excellently Dry'

The Times, UK

'Wonderful French wit… A pitch-perfect performance… Superb stuff'

Time Out

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2019: NEW SHOW

2019 may seem like the year where incompetence reigns and society has discovered its reverse gear, but one thing is certain: a new Marcel Lucont show will guarantee certainty and excellence for 60 minutes of your life (longer if you purchase merchandise).
To celebrate my tenth year at Edinburgh Fringe I am presenting a superb celebration of myself.
Full Edinburgh Fringe details will be appearing soon, but Londoners will get a preview of this gem on June 27 at Undervelly Festival on South Bank:

MARCEL LUCONT: NO. DIX
June 27, 9.15pm
Underbelly Festival, South Bank, London
Tickets:
www.underbellyfestival.co

News




'Fresh, accessible and hilarious'

The Guardian, UK


 

Marcel Lucont Is

New Zealand Comedy Festival (2014), Edinburgh Fringe (2014), UK Tour (2014), Cape Town Fringe (2014)

“A lyrical master with expert delivery… original and well-developed jokes…
Marcel is a clever comedian, his jokes sharp and witty and the whole concept of his performance is rather genius”

★★★★★
Caroline Cook, Reading Post, Reading Fringe Festival

“A winning formula for comedy, executed to comedic perfection… Marcel Lucont is genius through and through”
★★★★★
Joanna Orland, Loose Lips, Edinburgh Fringe

“‘Marcel Lucont Is’ is on a new scale… Lucont demands your attention immediately by delivering my favourite opening line of the festival… This show will not disappoint, and even if it did Marcel wouldn’t care for your stupidity. Poetry, philosophy and song. Life with Marcel Lucont is magnifique and an honour”
★★★★.5
Ingrid Grenar, KeepingUpWithNZ, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“Who can resist Marcel Lucont, poet, charlatan, seducer of women and shameless despiser of all that is not French… Lucont has become such a cult the audience laps up his disapprobation… pulling clever punchlines out of every interaction with his audience… Sometimes, arrogance is bliss”
★★★★
Claire Smith, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe

“Adopting a status higher than Mont Blanc, philosopher, poet, lover and bon vivant Marcel Lucont is here to spend the best part of his hour on his two favourite subjects: himself, and how much better than you he is… The writing here is often impeccable, with a slick efficiency of words expressing astute sentiment, sometimes ironic, sometimes not… hilarious”
★★★★
Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk, Edinburgh Fringe

“Witty, intelligent and pitch-perfect”
★★★★
Gordon Eldrett, The List, Edinburgh Fringe

“The most sophisticated man at the Fringe, Marcel Lucont, brings his effortless, peerless and genius talents to the King Dome… Every element of the show was expertly written and performed, and in addition to his stand-up, Marcel introduced an excellent couple of musical numbers and some hilarious poetry. In both the poetry segment and in reading from his “memoirs”, Marcel truly excelled. They allowed him to show off his pitch-perfect delivery and inimitable manner. Reclining on a chaise longue, he demanded, and got, silence… An essential show for any Fringe-goer”
★★★★
Lorenzo Pacitti, Gigglebeats, UK Tour

“A hilarious melange of multimedia… Lucont is clearly now a Fringe favourite, so if you’re yet to experience this poncy Pepé Le Pew of comedy, do yourself une faveur”
★★★★
Shannon Harvey, The West Australian, Fringe World, Perth

“Marcel Lucont is a loveable misanthrope. He’s superior, disdainful, insulting and hilarious. From the moment he minced onto the Rangatira stage in his bare feet wearing that perfectly engineered sneer, to when he left with an arrogant toss of his head, I laughed and laughed”

Courteney Peters, Gather And Hunt, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“Marcel Lucont raises the bar high while he hits squarely below the belt but with such charm and cleverness that the lewd nature of his material entertains far more than it offends… If you like your comedy dry, witty, sarcastic and a little bit dark, then I urge you to check out Marcel Lucont. No review can capture the essence of his razor sharp wordplay in the poems that he recites… he poked and prodded every funny bone I possess””

Marilu Snyders, What’s On In Cape Town, Cape Town Fringe

 

Marcel Lucont Is

New Zealand Comedy Festival (2014), Edinburgh Fringe (2014), UK Tour (2014), Cape Town Fringe (2014)

“A lyrical master with expert delivery… original and well-developed jokes…
Marcel is a clever comedian, his jokes sharp and witty and the whole concept of his performance is rather genius”

★★★★★
Caroline Cook, Reading Post, Reading Fringe Festival

“A winning formula for comedy, executed to comedic perfection… Marcel Lucont is genius through and through”
★★★★★
Joanna Orland, Loose Lips, Edinburgh Fringe

“‘Marcel Lucont Is’ is on a new scale… Lucont demands your attention immediately by delivering my favourite opening line of the festival… This show will not disappoint, and even if it did Marcel wouldn’t care for your stupidity. Poetry, philosophy and song. Life with Marcel Lucont is magnifique and an honour”
★★★★.5
Ingrid Grenar, KeepingUpWithNZ, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“Who can resist Marcel Lucont, poet, charlatan, seducer of women and shameless despiser of all that is not French… Lucont has become such a cult the audience laps up his disapprobation… pulling clever punchlines out of every interaction with his audience… Sometimes, arrogance is bliss”
★★★★
Claire Smith, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe

“Adopting a status higher than Mont Blanc, philosopher, poet, lover and bon vivant Marcel Lucont is here to spend the best part of his hour on his two favourite subjects: himself, and how much better than you he is… The writing here is often impeccable, with a slick efficiency of words expressing astute sentiment, sometimes ironic, sometimes not… hilarious”
★★★★
Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk, Edinburgh Fringe

“Witty, intelligent and pitch-perfect”
★★★★
Gordon Eldrett, The List, Edinburgh Fringe

“The most sophisticated man at the Fringe, Marcel Lucont, brings his effortless, peerless and genius talents to the King Dome… Every element of the show was expertly written and performed, and in addition to his stand-up, Marcel introduced an excellent couple of musical numbers and some hilarious poetry. In both the poetry segment and in reading from his “memoirs”, Marcel truly excelled. They allowed him to show off his pitch-perfect delivery and inimitable manner. Reclining on a chaise longue, he demanded, and got, silence… An essential show for any Fringe-goer”
★★★★
Lorenzo Pacitti, Gigglebeats, UK Tour

“A hilarious melange of multimedia… Lucont is clearly now a Fringe favourite, so if you’re yet to experience this poncy Pepé Le Pew of comedy, do yourself une faveur”
★★★★
Shannon Harvey, The West Australian, Fringe World, Perth

“Marcel Lucont is a loveable misanthrope. He’s superior, disdainful, insulting and hilarious. From the moment he minced onto the Rangatira stage in his bare feet wearing that perfectly engineered sneer, to when he left with an arrogant toss of his head, I laughed and laughed”

Courteney Peters, Gather And Hunt, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“Marcel Lucont raises the bar high while he hits squarely below the belt but with such charm and cleverness that the lewd nature of his material entertains far more than it offends… If you like your comedy dry, witty, sarcastic and a little bit dark, then I urge you to check out Marcel Lucont. No review can capture the essence of his razor sharp wordplay in the poems that he recites… he poked and prodded every funny bone I possess””

Marilu Snyders, What’s On In Cape Town, Cape Town Fringe

Reviews

General


“Fresh, accessible and hilarious”
The Guardian

“Wonderful French wit… Superb stuff… His elegant, sardonic turns of phrase are an utter joy”
Tim Arthur, Time Out

“Excellently dry”
The Times

“Wickedly funny”
The Telegraph

“As effortless and smooth as a fine silky brie…
Witty, intelligent and pitch-perfect”

The List

“Marcel’s control of his audience is like that of Stewart Lee. And I have no higher praise than that.
Those of us who have had the pleasure of Marcel Lucont know that it is something you do not forget in a hurry…
A marvellous malevolent monster… Mordantly brilliant stuff”

The Scotsman

 

What We French Think Of You British… And Where You Are Going Wrong
(New Holland Publishers, 2011)

The title speaks for itself. British, do yourself a favour and buy this book. You will thank me some day.
Available in all book stores with exceptional taste. Or here:

SOLD OUT

 

Vive Lucont! (Compact Disc)
(2013)

My first album in the English language, featuring 8 chansons and 3 poems.

Download It Here

Or buy a physical copy to treasure:

€8.99

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'Very Funny... Quick-witted and exceedingly sharp'

British Comedy Guide

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About Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique


Cabaret Fantastique is Marcel Lucont’s feast of international cabaret, with no fixed abode.
A cult hit at festivals worldwide, each night is handpicked by Marcel, including the finest performers from the world of cabaret, comedy, circus, poetry, magic and music, all held together with dry wit and a dry white.

“Debaucherous, delightful and debonair… Marcel Lucont knows how to put on one hell of a show”

PerthNow, Fringe World Festival

Cabaret Fantastique has been held in the World Famous Spiegeltent at Edinburgh Fringe, De Parel at Fringe World, the London Wonderground Spiegeltent and Le Cascadeur at Adelaide Fringe.

“One of the finest nights in our fair city”
Time Out London

Acts that have been lucky enough to perform at Marcel’s spectacular soirée include: Le Gateau Chocolat, Pajama Men, Phill Jupitus, Ali McGregor, Tim Key, TapeFace, Earl Okin, Sammy J & Randy, Piff The Magic Dragon, Frisky & Mannish, Dr. Brown, Murray Lachlan Young, Tom Binns, Des O’ Connor, Frank Sanazi, Agent Lynch, Jess Love, Steve Hughes, Trygve Wakenshaw, Murray Lachlan Young, Al Lubel, Dusty Limits, Lady Carol, Jonny & The Baptists and Tomas Ford.

“The most unique evening of cabaret you will experience… Lucont is a comedic genius”
The Australia Times

Check this page for the latest location and line-ups.

Current Lineups


Sat 27 September
Underbelly Festival, South Bank, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£17
MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG (UK)
SHIRLEY GNOME (Canada)
JESS LOVE (Australia)
www.underbellyfestival.com

Thursday 10 Oct
Soho House, Berlin, GERMANY
10pm – 11.30pm
£20
WYNTON KELLY STEVENSON (USA)
SAMANTHA SMITH (Australia)
C-SECTION (Australia)
www.sohohouseberlin.com

Friday 25 Oct
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£20
ANNA MANN (UK)
HANNAH FINN (UK)
TBC
www.liveatzedel.com

Friday 29 Nov
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£20
FRIZ FRIZZLE (UK)
THE UNUSUALIST (UK)
www.liveatzedel.com

Friday 28 Dec
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£20
TBC
www.liveatzedel.com

Friday 24 Jan
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£20
MYRA DUBOIS (UK)
www.liveatzedel.com