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Websites: www.markmaier.co.uk and www.markmaierdraws.com
Talented award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark Maier, is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits. He has worked the comedy clubs of Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, The Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Mark has also appeared in Harry Hill The Movie and in various cameo roles in the series Harry Hill’s TEA-TIME. Mark has taught and performed improvisation with Catherine Tate in London and has had a string of successful radio series, in which he was both writer and performer. More recently he has rediscovered his artistic roots as a pet and person portrait artist. His TV credits include Boy Meets Girl (BBC2), Edinburgh Nights for the BBC, World Stands Up (Paramount), Dating The Enemy (ITV), Bring Me The Head Of Light Entertainment (Ch5), The Stand Up Show (BBC1), Five’s Company (Ch5), Rory Bremner – Who Else? (Ch4) and Rove Live for Australian television. His awards include 3 London International Advertising Awards (radio writing – humour), 2 London International Advertising Awards (radio writing – utilities), Aerial Award (radio writing), Radio Writing and Television Award – Hollywood International Broadcast Award (radio writing), and Jewish performer of the year.
One of Australia’s most highly regarded, adept, and adaptive comedic talents, Rachel Berger has worked as a comedian, broadcaster, novelist, columnist, agitator and television entertainer. Political, passionate and armed only with her material, Rachel has been prowling the stand-up circuit like a tigress for 30 years. Rachel’s high public profile has done much to establish the position of women in comedy, providing a distinctive voice for women’s opinions and viewpoints. She’s taken four solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival and her dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas. Her debut novel for Penguin, Whaddya Mean You’re Allergic To Rubber? sold out faster than Judas. Rachel’s media credits include: Appearing on Statesmen of Comedy, Good Morning Australia, Good News Week, Tonite Live, The Big Gig, The Midday Show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, hosting UPFRONT, an all women line-up, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for ABC TV, featuring on Punchlines, a documentary about twenty years of Australian comedy and The Smallest Room in the House, ABC-TV. She’s written for The Weekly Review, The Age, The Sunday Age, Sunday Herald Sun as well as national magazines such as New Woman and Rolling Stone.
*This episode was recorded under lockdown conditions.