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 July 1st

8pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S CABARET FANTASTIQUE, Also Festival, Warwickshire, UK (60 mins)

Sun July 2nd

6pm – Wine & Philosophy with Marcel Lucont, Also Festival, Warwickshire, UK (60 mins)

Wed July 5th

7.30pm – Abbotshill Wine Bar, Ealing, London, UK (60 mins)

Thur July 6th

7.30pm – Old Town Comedy Club, Swindon, UK (30 mins)

Sat July 8th

7.30pm – Just The Tonic, Camden, London, UK (30 mins)

Tue July 11th

8pm – Unthank Comedy Festival, Norwich, UK (30 mins)

Tue July 12th

8pm – Silverstone Woodlands, Northamptonshire, UK (30 mins)

Thur July 13th

9.30pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S CABARET FANTASTIQUE, Underbelly Festival, South Bank, London, UK (90 mins)

Sun July 16th

11am – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK (30 mins)

Sat July 22nd

9.15pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S CABARET FANTASTIQUE, Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK (90 mins)

Sun July 23rd

7pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST , Quarry Theatre, Bedford, UK (60 mins)

Fri July 28th

8pm – Chesham Comedy Club, Buckinghamshire, UK (30 mins)

Sat July 29th

8pm – Piccadilly Comedy Club, London, UK (20 mins)

Thur Aug 3rd

9.30pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S CABARET FANTASTIQUE, Underbelly Festival, South Bank, London, UK (90 mins)

Fri Aug 4th

Time TBC – Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire, UK (40 mins)

Fri Aug 11th

7.30pm – The Comedy Store, London, UK (20 mins)

Tue Aug 15th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Wed Aug 16th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Thur Aug 17th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Fri Aug 18th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Sat Aug 19th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Sun Aug 20th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Mon Aug 21st

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Tue Aug 22nd

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Wed Aug 23rd

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Thur Aug 24th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Fri Aug 25th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Sat Aug 26th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

Sun Aug 27th

8.20pm – MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe, UK (60 mins)

'Excellently Dry'

The Times, UK

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

Time Out






JUL 1 2017

Edinburgh Fringe would be a wholly pointless endeavour without a Marcel Lucont show, so I have agreed, for its 70th birthday, to enlighten it once again with a limited run of MARCEL LUCONT’S WHINE LIST, playing August 15 – 27 at 8.20pm at the Pleasance Dome (Queen Dome).


FEB 1 2017

British Marcellites, if you have heard rumours around your town, I can now confirm they are true. I shall be once again touring the UK with yet another critically-acclaimed show, Marcel Lucont’s Whine List.

There are a generous 29 dates to choose from.
Choose at least one.

GLASGOW – The Stand
March 23rd

EXETER – Bike Shed Theatre
April 2nd

April 6th

April 7th

BRISTOL – The Lantern
April 13th

BATH – Rondo Theatre
April 14th

April 20th

CAMBRIDGE – The Junction
April 22nd

LONDON – Soho Theatre
April 24th – 26th

LEAMINGTON SPA – Royal Spa Centre
April 27th

April 28th

BELFAST – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
May 2nd

HULL – Fruitspace
May 3rd

DUBLIN – Whelan’s
May 4th

DERBY – Guildhall Theatre
May 10th

May 11th

NEWBURY – New Greenham Arts
May 18th

CRAWLEY – Hawth Studio
May 19th

May 21st

May 22nd

May 26th

FARNHAM – Maltings
May 27th

May 31st

SALFORD – The Lowry
June 18th

BEDFORD – Quarry Theatre
July 23rd

October 12th

'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

“Wickedly funny”
The Telegraph

“As effortless and smooth as a fine silky brie”
The List



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


Edinburgh Fringe


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.
Available in all book stores with exceptional taste. Or here:


Vive Lucont! (Compact Disc)


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

Download It Here

Or buy a physical copy to treasure:


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The Marcel Lucont Calendar


Twelve Chaises Of Grey.
A monochromatic visual feast. Twelve black and white photographs of Marcel Lucont on a variety of chaise longues.


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Live Shows

See Shows section for full information on tour shows.

Marcel Lucont - What we French think of you British



Marcel Lucont Calendar 2017

Contact Marcel

To book Marcel for live work, use the form below.
For corporate, TV, radio and film work contact Corrie McGuire at Roar Comedy.
Email: corrie@roarcomedy.com
Tel: (+44) 0203 056 7857

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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, 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.

“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

Saturday 22 July
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£17.50 in advance

Thursday 3 August
Underbelly Festival, Southbank, London, UK
9.30pm – 11pm
£15.50 in advance

Saturday 23 September
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£17.50 in advance

Thursday 28 September
Underbelly Festival, Southbank, London, UK
9.30pm – 11pm
£15.50 in advance

Saturday 21 October
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£17.50 in advance

Saturday 18 November
CABARET JAZZTASTIQUE – Jazz Festival Special
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£20.00 in advance

Saturday 9 December
Live At Zédel, Soho, London, UK
9.15pm – 10.45pm
£17.50 in advance