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.


Sat Nov 28th
8pm – The Swan, Wedmore, Somerset, UK (90 mins)
Tue Dec 1st

8pm – Angel Comedy Club, The Mucky Pup, London, UK (20 mins)

8pm – Brody Studios, Budapest, HUNGARY (30 mins)

Thur Dec 3rd

8pm – Pen:Chant, Manchester, UK (20 mins)

Fri Dec 5th

8pm –Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden, London, UK (20 mins)

8pm –Crack, Comedy, Wimbledon, London, UK (20 mins)

Mon Dec 7th

8pm – The Folly Downstairs, Petersfield, Hampshire, UK (30 mins)

Tue Dec 8th

8pm – English Comedy Brussels, English Comedy Brussels, BELGIUM (30 mins)

Wed Dec 9th

8pm – English Comedy Brussels, English Comedy Brussels, BELGIUM (30 mins)

Thur Dec 10th

8.30pm – So Gymnase, Paris, FRANCE (90 mins)

Fri Dec 11th

8.30pm – Piccadilly Comedy Club, London, UK (20 mins)

Fri Dec 12th

8pm – The Y, Leicester, UK (20 mins)

8.30pm – The Showcase, Coventry, UK (30 mins)

Sun Dec 13th

8pm – Sunday Special, Up The Creek, Greenwich, London, UK (25 mins)

Wed Dec 16th

8pm – Harlow Comedy Club, Essex, UK (25 mins)

Thur Dec 17th

8pm – Castle Comedy, Bedford, UK (30 mins)

Fri Dec 18th

8pm – Castle Comedy, Bedford, UK (30 mins)

Sat Dec 19th

9pm – The Night Before Christmas, Bermondsey, London, UK (20 mins)

Thur Dec 31st

7pm – Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden, London, UK (20 mins)
8pm – Piccadilly Comedy Club, Covent Garden, London, UK (20 mins)

Fri Jan 8th

8pm – Crack Comedy, Kingston, Surrey, UK (20 mins)

Fri Jan 15th

8.30pm – Piccadilly Comedy Club, Oxford Circus, London, UK (25 mins)

Sat Jan 16th

8.30pm – Piccadilly Comedy Club, Oxford Circus, London, UK (25 mins)

Sun Jan 17th

8pm – Piccadilly Comedy Club, Oxford Circus, London, UK (25 mins)

'Excellently Dry'

The Times, UK

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

Time Out







15th June 2015 – Cabaret Fantastique in London
My spectacular Spiegeltent soirée Cabaret Fantastique returns to the London Wonderground in August and September.
The line-up is:

Aug 5, 9.30pm

Sep 10, 9.30pm

Tickets are available HERE.

27th May 2015 – The John Bishop Show, BBC1
After a frankly spectacular performance on his Christmas show, Monsieur Bishop has invited me back onto his new BBC1 show. The show will be recorded at Hackney Empire in London and free tickets are available HERE.
It will be broadcast on BBC1 on June 27 at 9.45pm.
You will also be able to view it on BBC iPlayer for a limited time.

8th January 2015 – Cabaret Fantastique lineups at Fringe World

I am returning to Perth once again, with my critically-acclaimed show MARCEL LUCONT IS (Jan 23-31, 8.30pm at State Theatre Centre Of WA).
I am also hosting 6 nights of the legendary late-night spectacular that is CABARET FANTASTIQUE (Jan 23-28, 11pm / 10.15pm at De Parel Spiegeltent).

My lucky guests for this night of wonder are:

FRI 23 JAN – 11pm
Trygve Wakenshaw
Le Gateau Chocolat
Dave Callan
Sam Smith

SAT 24 JAN – 11pm
Le Gateau Chocolat
Jean-Luc Marinai
Geraldine Quinn
Circus Carnis

SUN 25 JAN – 11pm
Ben Target
Ivory Bound
Tomas Ford
Frisky & Mannish

MON 26 JAN – 11pm
Stuart Lightbody
Mickey D
Engaging Motion
Sharnema Nougar

TUE 27 JAN – 10.15pm
Lords Of Strut
Blues & Burlesque
Ian D Montfort

WED 28 JAN – 10.15pm
Aurora Galore
Dirk Darrow
Minge World

18th December 2014 – John Bishops Christmas Show

I shall be on British television providing an antidote to blinkered festive optimism on John Bishop’s Christmas Show at 9pm, BBC1 on December 20th.
It will also be available on BBC iPlayer

6th February 2014 – Spreading Wonder Down Under

The unfurling of my lighter range of suits means it is time once again to visit the opposite, hotter side of Planet Earth.
I shall be bringing the award-magnet ‘Marcel Lucont – Gallic Symbol’ to Melbourne International Comedy Festival for its final ever run, and then unveiling my new oeuvre, ‘Marcel Lucont Is’ at New Zealand Comedy Festival, before taing it to London and eventually Edinburgh Fringe.

The dates are below:

Marcel Lucont – Gallic Symbol, March 26 – April 20
9.45pm (8.45pm Sundays)
Tuxedo Cat, Wills Street

Marcel Lucont Is, April 29 – May 3
Foxglove Ballroom, Wellington

Marcel Lucont Is, April May 14 – 17
Rangatira at Q Theatre, Auckland

I shall also be appearing on the NZ Comedy Gala on April 24, and hosting the First Laughs Gala on April 27 and, once again,
Le Comique on May 11.

Enjoy me out there while you can.

3rd January 2014 – Set List and Live At The Electric

Another year dawns, and time reminds us of our own inescapable inconsequentiality as it marches ever forward.
Still, at least you have THREE opportunities in one week to enjoy some Marcel Lucont magic:

Jan 4 – Set List – Nerdist Channel
The improvised show “Set List – Standup Without A Net,” featuring a plethora of bizarre topics from the minds of mentally unhinged Americans. This one was recorded at Edinburgh Fringe, August 2013.

Jan 6 – Set List – Sky Atlantic
Same show, different set. Recorded in London, June 2012. This explains my now-entirely-atopical reference to the London Olympics.

Jan 10 – Live At The Electric – BBC3
I shall be making several appearances on this show, reading extracts from my memoirs.

21st December 2013 – BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up

You can now hear my frankly sublime performance on BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up, recorded live at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

17th November 2013 – Vive Lucont! The album

On May 25 my superlative new album is released, entitled “Vive Lucont!”
This is my first album in the English language, and features 8 songs and 3 live poems.

I Am Better Than You
Fifteen Love
Continental Breastfest
Do The Vaticancan
Merde Oui
Vive La Mort

The Tits Of The Brits
No Hard Feelings
Baise-Moi Ce Soir Dans Le Pissoir

The compact disc will be available HERE
For fans of the intangible, you can download it HERE

10th September 2013 – Cabaret Fantastique London lineups revealed

Cabaret Fantastique returns to London, at its new home the Comedy Café Theatre in Shoreditch.
The lineups for the first two shows are:

September 26:
Le Gâteau Chocolat
Piff The Magic Dragon
Loretta Maine
John-Luke Roberts
Roger Showbusiness
David Quirk

October 24:
Pajama Men
Clever Peter
Jamie Demetriou
Rachel Parris
Clovis Van Darkhelm
Jon Bennett

November 21:
Arthur Smith
Felicity Ward
Jonny And The Baptists
Le Foulard
Lounge Room Confabulators

Tickets are £10 on the door, £8 in advance.

1st September 2013 – UK Tour begins

My magnificent Gallic Symbol Tour begins on September 13th in Windsor, with 25 dates to follow. If it is not already sold out, get yourself tickets now, from the SHOP Section of this very website.

22nd August 2013 – Yet another award

I am asked often whether it is tiresome to attend so many awards ceremonies, but truly I do not mind. It would be more bizarre to NOT have to attend them.
This year, I am finally to be presented with Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award, for services to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The awards show will take place at 12.45pm on August 25th at the Pleasance Courtyard.
Tickets available HERE

28th July 2013 – Cabaret Fantastique at Edinburgh Fringe 2013

The Edinburgh Fringe institution that is Cabaret Fantastique returns this year, at The Dram House (venue 339), 11pm, Aug 3 – 17.

My pick of the finest alternative acts of the Fringe includes:

Tom Binns
Adrienne Truscott
Le Gâteau Chocolat

Matthew Kelly
Alan Hudson
Die Roten Punkte

Gerry Howell
Doug Segal
Rachel Parris

Frank Sanazi
Chastity Butterworth
Mellor & Steele

Tom Binns
Damsel Sophie

Liam Mullone
Morgan & West
Mab Jones
Clare Ferguson-Walker

Rob Carter
Pete Heat
Addy Van Der Borgh

SAT 10th AUG
Bob And Jim
Jon Bennett
Christian Reilly

SUN 11th AUG
David Quirk
Titty Bar Ha Ha

MON 12th AUG
Des O’Connor
Benny Davis
Doug Segal
East End Cabaret

TUE 13th AUG
Le Gâteau Chocolat
Dr Professor Neal Portenza
Claus Reiss

WED 14th AUG
Léonie Higgins
Dayne Rathbone
The Monkey

Stuart Bowden
Jasper Cromwell Jones
Sugar And Vice
Uneasy Alliance

FRI 16th AUG
Howard Read
Ria Lina
Jacob Edwards
Anil Desai

SAT 17th AUG
Carlo Jacucci
Tomas Ford
Le Foulard

1st June 2013 – Edinburgh Fringe 2013: bid for your bespoke Marcel experience

You may now begin your bidding for a bespoke Marcel experience. Marcel Lucont À La Carte is a show that will be performed to the highest bidder(s), at a time and location of their choosing.

There are two UK shows on offer – July 13 and July 16 (this can be anywwhere in the UK), and August 8 – 17 at Edinburgh Fringe (within the city of Edinburgh).

The winning bidder will be sent a menu, from which they can choose up to an hour of Marcel routines, some classic, some new.
I shall then post my own review of the audience the following day on the website.

For more information, and your chance to bid, go here…

18th May 2013 – Euro Winner

It will surprise nobody to hear that last night’s Alternative Eurovision Song Contest at London Wonderground was won by me.

Yes, despite Norway’s cynical use of stage-children and the Dutch flashing their nether regions, I emerged triumphant with a rousing rendition of my hip-hop classic “Merde Oui,” accompanied by my wonderful dancers, all of whom have now been thanked personally.

You can see photographs from the night here:

10th May 2013 – UK Tour
Due to expected popular demand, it is finally time for me to tour the UK solo, without having to dilute a show with other acts.
The tour is organised by Objective Talent Management.

Ireland and Wales, I am told we are awaiting your response, but here are the dates for now.

If I am not playing in your town, simply make arrangements to visit the closest one. Your country really is not that big…

13 Sep – Firestation Arts Centre, WINDSOR
19 Sep – Gatehouse Theatre, STAFFORD
20 Sep – Norden Farm Arts Centre, MAIDENHEAD
21 Sep – Kirkgate Arts Centre, COCKERMOUTH
22 Sep – Hilarity Bites, DARLINGTON
27 Sep – West End Centre, ALDERSHOT
28 Sep – The Junction, CAMBRIDGE
29 Sep – That Time Of The Month, NEWPORT PAGNELL
3 Oct – That Time Of The Month, NEWPORT PAGNELL
4 Oct – Bloomsbury Theatre, LONDON
5 Oct – Lincoln Comedy Festival, LINCOLN
6 Oct – The Lowry, SALFORD
11 Oct – The Brindley, RUNCORN
12 Oct – Comedy Festival Studio, HARROGATE
13 Oct – The Stand, EDINBURGH
14 Oct – The Stand, GLASGOW
15 Oct – The Stand, NEWCASTLE
17 Oct – Fairfield Halls, CROYDON
18 Oct – Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN
20 Oct – Warwick Arts Centre, COVENTRY
1 Nov – The Carriageworks, LEEDS
2 Nov – Colston Hall, BRISTOL

8th May 2013 – Marcel Lucont: Eurovisionary

SBS, the Australian broadcasters, have employed me to give my astute opinions on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
You can see the results at www.sbs.com.au/eurovision, including a song summarising all 39 entries, to save you some time.

For those living outside Australia, you can view them here:

12th March 2013 – Gallic Symbol wins yet more awards

Persons often ask me whether I ever grow tired of being handed awards, or whether it seems unfair to even allow me to be eligible for them at festivals. I reply “no,” “no” and, if they ask a third question that requires a negative response, “no” again.

It will not surprise any who have seen my show Gallic Symbol that it has been awarded both a Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe and the award for Best Comedy at Fringe World in Perth.
For the latter award I was presented with a medallion, which you can see modelled around a lady’s décolletage (i.e. tits) here: http://t.co/Vuffey1Tqx

Merci Perth, merci Adelaide. Your taste is impeccable.

30th January 2013 – Cabaret Fantastique Adelaide lineups

15th Feb
Sammy J & Randy
Morgan & West
Jess Love

16th Feb
Le Gateau Chocolat
East End Cabaret
Rani Huszar

17th Feb
Sammy J
Le Gateau Chocolat

21st Feb
Daniel Oldaker
Jess Guille
Frisky & Mannish

22nd Feb
Piff The Magic Dragon
Titty Bar Ha Ha
Steve Hughes

23rd Feb
Trixie And The Monkey
Barry Morgan
Sammy J

24th Feb
Greg Fleet
Rani Huszar
Abby Cadabra

28th Feb
Granny Flaps
Tom Flanagan
Ben Hutton

1st Mar
Tumble Circus
Dayne Rathbone

2nd Mar
Casey Wood
Smart Casual

3rd Mar
Xavier Michelides
Jess Love
Steve Sheehan

7th Mar
The Magnets
Tomas Ford
Agent Lynch

8th Mar
Spontaneous Broadway
Sarah Jones

9th Mar
Piff The Magic Dragon
Puppetry Of The Penis
Frank Sanazi

10th Mar
Mickey D
Casey Wood

14th Mar
Sam Simmons
Azaria Universe

15th Mar
Paul Foot
Jess Love
Jon Bennett
Morgan And West

16th Mar
Smart Casual
Lucy Hopkins
Tommy Bradson

17th Mar
Burlesque Beauties
Agent Lynch
Kunt And The Gang

Tickets available HERE

22th January 2013 – Cabaret Fantastique Perth lineups

My lineups for this year’s Cabaret Fantastique have just been announced. There are likely to be some very speacial guests too…

Feb 7th
Tomas Ford
Adrienne (Wau Wau Sisters)
Tom Flanagan (Kaput)
Le Gateau Chocolat

Feb 8th
Frisky And Mannish
Tumble Circus
Morgan And West
Special guest…

Tickets available HERE

20th January 2013 – Australia

Australia, once again I will soon be in you.
Here are my dates for 2013:

Gallic Symbol, Feb 3rd-10th, 9.45pm, De Parel Spiegeltent – tickets HERE
Cabaret Fantastique, Feb 7th & 8th, 11.15pm, De Parel Spiegeltent – tickets HERE

Gallic Symbol, Feb 14th – Mar 17th, 9.45pm, Tuxedo Cat – tickets HERE
Cabaret Fantastique, Feb 15th – Mar 17th, 11.30pm, Le Cascadeur – tickets HERE

The Comedy Store, Mar 21st-30th, tickets HERE

10th December 2012 – Christmas Song

It is evident that the average British idiot will buy anything with a sleigh bell in it at this time of year, so chanteuse La Poule Plombée and I have recorded a Christmas song, featuring plenty of them.
Fortunately, unlike most festive chansons, it is excellent. You can buy your copy of “You Put The ‘No’ In Noël” now at iTunes.

You can also watch the video on YouTube.

All proceeds from the song will go to us.

31st October 2012 – Marcelevision

UK television is finally being given the boost it requires, thanks to several upcoming appearances by me:

– November 2nd – 9.45pm – BBC3 – Russell Howard’s Good News
– November 19th – Sky Atlantic – Set List – I am unsure which episode I am in, but the series begins on November 19th. I imagine they will not wish to start with an act of my calibre, as the remainder of the series will then prove a let-down.
– 2013 – BBC3 – Live At The Electric – I will be a regular performer on series 2 of this show, filming in January 2013.

24th October 2012 – Soundcloud

Finally, you can take in my aural genius, including the teenage tennis romance classic “Fifteen Love.”

I will be releasing more songs before eventually releasing the long-awaited album, “Vive Lucont.”

For now, sign up and wait. www.soundcloud.com/marcellucont.

16th October 2012 – Royaltitties

These past weeks, countless persons have been asking for my reaction to the Kate Middleton tit “scandal.”

I felt it best to reply via the medium of song, here on YouTube.

20th August 2012 – Winning

My latest and greatest show GALLIC SYMBOL has been recognised for its genius, by winning the Amused Moose Award for Best Comedy 2012 at Edinburgh Fringe.
This means it will be filmed for a DVD release by 2entertain and performed at Soho Theatre in London on September 26th.
I was also awarded £5000 (approximately €6315) and a silver moose trophy, which I am hoping will not cause guests at future soirées to believe I am Canadian.

You can purchase tickets for the SOHO THEATRE show here: www.sohotheatre.com
It will also be appearing at BRIGHTON COMEDY FESTIVAL – tickets available here: www.brightondome.org

20th June 2012 – Cabaret Fantastique 2012

CABARET FANTASTIQUE is set to wow the Edinburgh Fringe once again, this time at Assembly’s “Salon Elegance” (this already seems my natural home). It is running for 3 NIGHTS ONLY: August 10, 17 and 24 at 11.59pm. It is actually midnight but I am contractually obliged to put this so that idiots do not get confused. I assured them that my crowds are above the average intelligence but still they insisted.

My guests are:

AUG 10
Pajama Men
Sarah-Louise Young
Tumble Circus

AUG 17
Phill Jupitus
The Boy With Tape On His Face
Agent Lynch

AUG 24
East End Cabaret
Gypsy Wood
A panda

Tickets, if there are any left, can be purchased here:

21st May 2012 

GALLIC SYMBOL has of course been nominated for the Best International Show Award at New Zealand Comedy Festival. Peruse my GIGS section to see where you can find it next…


21st May 2012
Fans of CABARET FANTASTIQUE will be ecstatic to know it will now be a regular(ish) feature of London’s nightlife, at brand new venue The Vandella in Shepherd’s Bush.
I have, of course, been asked to host the club’s first ever show.
Dates are April 3rdJune 26th and July 24th.

The line-up for April 3rd is:
Tony Law
Loretta Maine
Frank Sanazi
Des O’Connor
Christian Manley
Clovis Van Darkhelm

You can buy tickets from Ticketmaster. I suggest you do so now.

27th February 2012

Persons of Melbourne, you will no doubt have heard the news that I am not doing a full show at your Comedy Festival this year. Well, put away the razors and the rope, I will in fact be there for the final week, performing as part of Set List, 11pm at the Victoria Hotel. Fortunately I am just as wonderful improvising as performing pre-written material, so you will not be disappointed.

Persons of New Zealand, I shall be taking my soon-to-be-described-as-superb new show GALLIC SYMBOL to two of your towns as part of New Zealand Comedy Festival:
Q Theatre, Auckland: April 28th – May 5th (not April 29th)
San Francisco Bath House, Wellington: May 7th – 12th
I shall also be appearing in the Comedy Galas (Auckland, April 27th and Wellington, April 29th) and hosting once again La Comique at SkyCity Theatre on May 6th.
After this I shall be appearing in towns all over your nation, as part of the Comedy Convoy Tour. The full tour dates will be found on my gig list when they are announced.

17th February 2012

My show ENCORE was nominated for BEST COMEDY SHOW at Fringe World in Perth and, astoundingly, did not win. I am as surprised as you. I have heard that a petition has been started out in Australia, but I fear it is too late for that now. I should not have to sleep with the judges of these competitions (this should at least be through my own volition), although it is clear that these are the tactics being employed by my rivals…

5th January 2012

I am once again travelling around the girth of the globe to visit Australia, taking two wonderful shows to Fringe World in Perth:
ENCORE (Jan 31 – Feb 6, Metcalfe Playhouse) and CABARET FANTASTIQUE (Feb 2 – 4, The Spiegeltent).

Tickets are available NOW from fringeworld.com.au.

Check back here for updated CABARET FANTASTIQUE lineups.

Thur 2nd Feb

Fri 3rd Feb

Sun 4th Feb



1st October 2011

Tickets are available for the final performances of my superb show ENCORE at Manchester Comedy Festival (Oct 18th and 19th) and Brighton Comedy Festival (Oct 21st)
The Brighton show is being recorded for a DVD release.
Tickets for Manchester are available here.
Tickets for Brighton are available here.

August 2011 – Marcel Lucont etc. A Chat Show lineups so far

Tickets are now available for the guaranteed hit of the Edinburgh Fringe, MARCEL LUCONT ETC. – A CHAT SHOW.
You can buy them here: www.underbelly.co.uk

Check here for each night’s line-ups. And if you have any questions you wish me to ask my guests, send them to me via this website.
Note please that these are subject to change, especially with English acts, who are notably perfidious.

4th Aug – Jen BristerMarkus Birdman
5th Aug – Steve HallTom Bell
6th Aug – Josh HowieZoe Lyons
7th Aug – Andi OshoThom Tuck
8th Aug – James DowdeswellLoretta Maine
9th Aug – Meryl O’RourkeLiam Mullone
10th Aug – Simon MunneryWendy Wason
11th Aug – Dan AntopolskiCatie Wilkins
12th Aug – Matthew CrosbySara Pascoe
13th Aug – Tony LawYianni Agisilaou
14th Aug – Seymour MaceChris Martin
16th Aug – Bridget ChristieTom Price
17th Aug – Carl DonnellyTiernan Douieb
18th Aug – Edward AczelAbigoliah Schamaun
19th Aug – Elis JamesStuart Goldsmith
20th Aug – Sarah MillicanAbi Titmuss
21st Aug – Ahir ShahJoe Bor
22nd Aug – James Sherwood DeAnne Smith
23rd Aug – Ro CampbellBrett Goldstein
24th Aug – Vikki StoneHolly Walsh
25th Aug – Richard SandlingMatt Green
26th Aug – Andre VincentKerry Godliman
27th Aug – Paul FootDave Callan
28th Aug – Scott CapurroTom Allen (plus bonus special guests)

'Fresh, accessible and hilarious'

The Guardian, UK



“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



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”
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

Gallic Symbol

New Zealand Comedy Festival (2012), Edinburgh Fringe (2012), Fringe World (2013), Adelaide Fringe (2013)

Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Award – Best Comedy Show, Edinburgh Fringe
Winner: FringeWorld Award – Best Comedy Show, Perth
Winner: Fringe Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe
Nominee: New Zealand Comedy Festival Award – Best International Show
Winner: KeepingUpWithNZ Award – Best International Show, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“Perfect… smart and funny… Had the audience laughing throughout… Definitely one to see”
Nicholas Jones, Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe

“Hilarious… with deadly accuracy and wit, this Frenchman is on the cusp of something big”
Mark Ratnage, Cream Of The Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe

“Sipping his wine, belittling the crowd, he is simply magnetic. A superb pastiche; beautifully unapologetic”
Daniel Piper, FringeBiscuit, Edinburgh Fringe

“Truly excellent… the laughter continued for the entire hour… Stand-up comedy at its best”
Michael Rowland, FringeReview, Prague Fringe

“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”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe

“Gag after consistent gag – the quality doesn’t dip once… As effortless and smooth as a fine silky brie”
Marissa Burgess, The List, Edinburgh Fringe

“Excellent, with some great jokes and a talent for comic misdirection”
Keith Smith, Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh Fringe

“Hilarious… hilarious…funny…hilarious… makes it all seem so effortless”
David Marren, Quotidian Times, Edinburgh Fringe

“Very sharp and very dry… some laugh-out-loud moments that hit quicker than electricity… Marcel Lucont is better than you”
Zoe Barron, ArtsHub, FringeWorld Perth

“Delectably wicked… a master of his craft”
Vincent Coleman, Kryztoff RAW, Adelaide Fringe

“His dry, subdued delivery is a nice change from the onslaught of comedians who seem to think their funniness level is determined by how loud they can yell… An all-rounder who is sure to have another popular Fringe season.”
Sophie Perri, The Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe

“Up there with the best… Clever, funny and delightfully absurd, Gallic Symbol is a master-class in meta-comedy”
Andrew Dipper, GiggleBeats

“A very funny, very clever show. Marcel Lucont is no doubt destined for great things (as I’m sure he also firmly believes) so make sure you catch him while he is still honouring us with his presence in Australia.”
Cathy Culliver, Squirrel Comedy, Adelaide Fringe

“A raconteur, poet and chansonnier extraordinaire… sharp wit and wordplay. Did we have a good time with Monsieur Lucont? Merde, oui!”
stuff.co.nz, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“He really is a pleasure to watch as he cleverly plays his quirky observations in his refreshing style of such obvious disdain that he will have you in fits of giggles… I definitely want an encore.”
Ingrid Grenar, Creative Sidekick, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“A rare stand-up comedy masterpiece.”
Faith Ashleigh-Wong, Whimsical Banana, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“A rather hilarious hour of comedy… if you like your comedy with bite and a side of nicotine, then this should be a fait accompli.”
Delaney MacDonald, EntertainMe, New Zealand Comedy Festival

“The shameless foie-gras of the Fringe… an absolute must-see.”
Sarah Dunstan, The West Australian, FringeWorld, Perth

“Fabulous… masterful comic timing and extremely witty scripting.”
Claire Condry, Australian Stage, FringeWorld, Perth

“Hilarious continental comedy… Any Francophile worth their proverbial salt needs to see this show… you’ll be seduced, reduced to stiches, and shit all over, but man, you’ll remember this one as some of the best you had this year.”
Emma Maguire, FringeBenefits, Adelaide Fringe

“The performance never lulls for the entire hour… check out some of this fabulous filth, because this is one Fringe show you should not miss this year… an hour of outrageous laughs and quality entertainment well-suited for any dirty mind.”
Mason Parker, Expats.cz, Prague Fringe

“This is a man who knows how to work a crowd as deftly as Thierry Henry handles a football. Will seeing the Gallic Symbol in action cure your Francophobia? Not a chance. Will it make you laugh so hard you almost cry? Mais oui.”
Lisette Allen, Expats.cz, Prague Fringe

Etc. A Chat Show

Adelaide Fringe


Edinburgh Fringe


Top 25 best-rated comedy shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2011 (source: British Comedy Guide)

“Well-honed poems and songs are perfectly balanced by moments of genuine spontaneity in this consistently brilliant performance… An essential Fringe show”
Simon Fielding, The Skinny, Edinburgh Fringe

“Choice chat, skilful wordplay, wry badinage”
Vyvyan Almond, BroadwayBaby, Edinburgh Fringe

“A witty host, willing guests and wine. It’s a perfect night out with Marcel Lucont… No night is the same but every one is a delight”
Helen Sobelewski, The Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe

“The prince of the chat show genre in 2011”
Niki Boyle, The List, Edinburgh Fringe

“Entertaining from start to finish… A highlight of the festival”
Julian Benson, Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe

“Excellent… a winning performance… the laughs come easily throughout”
David Hepburn, Fest, Edinburgh Fringe

“The combination of egotism and deadpan humour accompanied by original poetry and song make for a hilarious combination. Vive la France!”
Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe

“Very funny… a great deal to enjoy”
Rupert Uzzell, Spoonfed, Edinburgh Fringe

“Hilarious from the get-go… The funniest show I’ve seen this Fringe… Magnifique!”
David Knight, RipItUp, Adelaide Fringe

“Incredibly funny… Has the audience in the palm of his hand from the start… One of those gems that we’re so glad to have found at the Fringe”
Harry Clayton-Wright, Gay Times, Edinburgh Fringe

“If there is one rude, sleazy, foul-mouthed drunkard of a Frenchman you purposely see in your life, make sure it’s Marcel Lucont… Gallic charm at its finest. This is one comedian who crams more into his show than the ticket price suggests”
Kosta Jaric, Fringe Benefits, Adelaide Fringe


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival


New Zealand Comedy Festival


Sydney Comedy Festival


FringeWorld Perth


Winner: Buxton Fringe Award – Best Comedy Individual
Nominee: Best Comedy Award – FringeWorld Perth

“One of the best things to come out of France since croissants, Jacques Brel and ‘Ca plane pour moi’…Master of the deadpan… His act is one of astounding panache… Top notch adult humour – c’est tres bon, c’est merveilleux, c’est magnifique . Encore!”
David Marren, AllTheFestivals.com, Edinburgh Fringe

“A pitch-perfect performance… His elegant, sardonic turns of phrase are an utter joy… Hilarious”
Tim Arthur, Time Out, Edinburgh Fringe

“Finely-crafted… the French poet, bon viveur and lover extraordinaire certainly does not lack confidence”
Damon Smith, Metro, Edinburgh Fringe

“Beautifully observed and executed… This is an hour of very funny comedy that speeds by”
Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, Edinburgh Fringe

“A must-see… A little something to suit everyone’s tastes. Will you enjoy the show? Correct. In his own words, he is fantastic”
Tianna Nadalin, Herald Sun, Melbourne Comedy Festival

“Consistent belly laughs… The most fantastically filthy excuse for culture at the Comedy Festival”
Pip Bergin, RHUM, Melbourne Comedy Festival

“Very funny… quick-witted and exceedingly sharp”
Laura Adshead, British Comedy Guide, Edinburgh Fringe

“A masterclass in low-energy stand-up… While many acts bombard the audience with a high-energy assault, like puppies desperate to be loved, Lucont gave off an air of nonchalance, retaining his disdainful arrogance throughout. He even managed to get laughs from a well-timed raised eyebrow”
Karen Wilson, The Journal, Edinburgh Fringe

“Fantastic… Everyone in the packed house had their funny bone tickled”
Patricia Maunder, ArtsHub, Melbourne Comedy Festival

“Utterly hilarious… Lucont has a gift that needs to be witnessed… It was clear I was watching a very talented comedian, a seasoned raconteur with a brilliant mind”
Nick Jamieson, Everguide, Sydney Comedy Festival

“Ingenious… off-the-cuff wit in addition to his usual brilliant one-liners and unique brand of charm”
Ben Miller, The Argus, Brighton Comedy Festival

Sexual Metro

Edinburgh Fringe


Adelaide Fringe


Melbourne International Comedy Festival


New Zealand Comedy Festival


“A fresh, accessible and hilarious take on the British tradition of anti-French gags, boasting a typically Gallic flair for elegant, flowery insults and an instinctive feel for the seamier side of life”
James Kettle, The Guardian

“Devilishly handsome and devastatingly disdainful… Few comedians carry off the supremely arrogant but, with his laconic, lacerated barbs, the French flâneur translates even the average British weather gag into a sophisticated, sardonic assertion of his immodest and defensible superiority”
Rebecca Ross, The List, Edinburgh Fringe

“A brilliantly rendered creation… sharp wit and wordplay… interacts with the audience to great effect”
Kylie Northover, The Age, Melbourne Comedy Festival

“A saturnine presence with lips made to sneer… Vraiment très amusant.. Très bon, Marcel. Encore!”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe

“Impeccable timing, flawless runs with the odd audience heckle, poetry readings and chanson make Marcel Lucont a Comedy Festival pearl”
Jacqueline Smith, New Zealand Herald

“Excessive dryness and superb comic timing… a perfect way to finish off a night of Fringe activity… Go see him while you can still afford to”
dB magazine, Adelaide Fringe

“Thank dieu for Marcel Lucont…His sly comedy is all haughty Gallic shrugs, audience put-downs and bafflement at Australian peculiarities. Perfect for those who like a clever chortle”
Rip It Up magazine, Adelaide Fringe

“Just the sort of thing you hope to discover at the Fringe… calculating wit, quality audience interaction and a fresh premise. It’s a favourite – highly recommended!”
The Fix, Adelaide Fringe 

“Brilliantly crafted… had the audience laughing riotously throughout. Vive le Marcel!”
Colin Flaherty, The Groggy Squirrel, Melbourne Comedy Festival

“A comedy genius… Definitely a show to track down”
DCR, InPress magazine, Melbourne Comedy Festival

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

British Comedy Guide



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.
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Vive Lucont! (Compact Disc)


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

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The Marcel Lucont Calendar


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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.

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.

Acts that have been lucky enough to perform at Marcel’s spectacular soirée include: Le Gateau Chocolat, Pajama Men, Phill Jupitus, Ali McGregor, The Boy With Tape On His Face, 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, Puppetry Of The Penis, Tomas Ford and Loretta Maine.

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

Current Lineups

Thursday 22 October

8pm – Behind The Wall, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

Gypsy Charms
Jesus Christ
Snookie Ross
Polly Hoops

Tickets available HERE