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Mark Maier


“It’s high time someone gave him a TV show of his own” The Guardian 2005.

 

Multi award winning writer and comedian Mark Maier, is a highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits. He has played Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand – and has also appeared at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Caroline’s in New York.

Recent professional highlights include two series of ‘Trapped’ for BBC Radio 4 – a show both written and performed by Mark Maier (with a third series already penned), ‘Inner Voices of Men’ an Alan Bennett style talking heads series for BBC R4 and ‘Object Lessons’ – the radio adaptation of his hit 2004 Edinburgh show.

Mark’s many television appearances include; The Stand Up Show (BBC1), Dating The Enemy (ITV), Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment, (CH5), Five’s Company (CH5), The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy), Comedy Rules (SKY) & Live At Jongleurs (LWT). As an actor he appeared in Rory Bremner, Who Else? (CH4) and recently filmed an episode of My Hero (BBC 1).

Mark regularly performs with the critically-acclaimed ‘Comedy Store Players’. He has taught improvisational comedy in London and founded the group ‘MadLib’ which performed at the Edinburgh Festival. His ability to tailor material on demand has also made him very popular with corporate bookers.

“A multi-talented, mercurial comedian” – The Independent Before pursuing his lifelong interest in comedy, Mark had a successful career in advertising. In America he wrote and performed in radio commercials and won numerous writing awards, including the prestigious ‘World’s Best Broadcasting Advertisement’ at the Hollywood Radio & Television Awards. He continues to be in demand for voice over work and has an extensive repertoire of accents. Mark has several radio and television projects in development for 2006 and 2007.

TELEVISION appearances include:

  • GMT guest appearance 2006
  • My Hero, BBC 1 2006
  • Rory Bremner, Who Else? CH4
  • The World Stands Up, Paramount Comedy
  • Dating The Enemy, ITV
  • Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment, CH5
  • The Stand Up Show, BBC1
  • Five’s Company, CH5
  • Comedy Rules, STV/BSKYB
  • Live At Jongleurs, LWT
  • Edinburgh Nights, BBC
  • Consequently – panel show for Action Time (Cable TV)
  • Net.Comedy for Action Time (Cable TV)
  • Rove Live, CH6 (AUSTRALIA)
  • Idents for Dream Team, Chrysalis TV
  • Argus Christmas Campaign 2001
  • Millenium Dome Commercial

RADIO appearances include:

  • Object Lessons, BBC R4, 2006.
  • Inner Voices of Men, BBC R4, 2005.
  • Trapped, BBC R4 (two series) 2004 & 2005.
  • Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4 2004.
  • The Stand-Up Show, BBC R2.
  • Quando, Quando, Quando, BBC R4 sitcom.
  • Four At The Store, BBC R4 (two series).
  • Six Geese A’ Laying, BBC R4.
  • LBC Radio – regular guest appearances.
  • Fred McAulay Show, BBC Radio Scotland.

WRITING includes

  • Hundreds of radio commercials for UK & USA market.
  • Object Lessons, BBC R4, 2006.
  • Inner Voices of Men, BBC R4, 2005.
  • Trapped, BBC R4 – two series 2004 & 2005.
  • Quando, Quando, Quando, BBC R4 sitcom (co-wrote).
  • Six Geese A’ Laying, BBC R4.
  • LIAR with Paul Kaye for Talkback 2002 (additional material).

AWARDS

  • Hairline.Com Award Edinburgh 2004 (for “Object Lessons”).
  • International Broadcast Award 1997 (radio writing).
  • 5 London International Writing Awards 1996 (radio writing).
  • Aerial Award 1996 (radio writing).
  • Hollywood Radio & Television Awards – World’s Best Broadcasting Advertisement 19.