Media release: Comedian, Marcel Lucont, set to charm Glasgow


EXPECT louche musings, deadpan wit and Gallic superiority when the multi-award-deserving French comedian, Marcel Lucont, headlines Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate on Friday 02 June 2017.

The legendary flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur promises to charm the women and mock the stupid; such is his unassailable arrogance.

The French, self-centred alter-ego of Alexis Dubus, Marcel Lucont has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons, literary sophistication and exquisite ‘sex poetry’. Now he is making a special trip to the ‘Second City of the Empire’ and promises that every one in the audience will have their life enriched by this experience.

Adopting a status higher than Mont Blanc, this philosopher, poet, lover and bon vivant will spend the best part of his set on his two favourite subjects: himself, and how much better than you he is.

Marcel was named the best sketch, character or improv act in the 2015 Chortle Awards, a year after being nominated in the same category. He was winner of the 2012 Amused Moose Award for the Best Comedy Show of Edinburgh Fringe and the 2013 Fringe World Award for Best Comedy.

“Debaucherous, delightful and debonair. French funnyman, Marcel Lucont, knows how to put on one hell of a show.” Perth Now, Australia

6’ 2” skinhead, Gary Little, who is blessed with that special brand of ‘weegie banter’, will join Marcel Lucont on the Drygate Brewery stage.

He is one of the most consistently funny acts in Scottish comedy, forcefully opinionated combined with unflinching honesty and openness. His imposing physical presence and his masculine, sweary persona is undercut by his obvious warmth, personable style and slight vulnerability. When Little speaks from the heart about such things as his man-of-few-words father, religious figures and sudden deaths, this is when he really shines.

Jojo Sutherland, the charismatic comic with a commanding stage persona, will compere the evening, keeping both comedian and audience in check. She is in as much demand for her compere abilities as she is for her comedy routine.

Her natural stage presence alongside her ‘healthy neglect’ approach to life and parenting forms the backbone to her material. This is interspersed with everyday grievances and motherly advice. It is a comedy journey through life’s ups and downs and twists and turns. As an accomplished actress. Jojo frequently appears on stage and undertakes work from a variety of fields including radio presenting and improvisational forum theatre.

Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate brings together the very best craft beer, fearless food for the soul and strong intelligent comedy with a quality blend of up-and-coming comedians and the finest established comics in an intimate comedy club.

Audiences can also enjoy the popular dinner and comedy packages that have the craft beer kitchen and bar – The Vintage at Drygate – take on the role of front-of-house hosts.


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Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate

Line up – Friday 02 June 2017

JoJo Sutherland (compere), Gary Little and Marcel Lucont (headliner). Other act tbc

Venue: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT

Date: Friday 05 may 2017

Time: 20:30 – 22:30 (doors open 20:00)

Tickets: £12.50 / £11.50 conc / £10 groups of six-plus

* Pre-show dinner offer – 15 per cent off with valid ticket – must be booked in advance *

Box Office: +44 (0)141 212 8815 / or

In person: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT

Future Drygate Comedy line-ups

Fri 07 July 2017

Scott Agnew – compere

Danny O’Brien

Rosco McLelland

Josh Howie – headliner

Friday 06 October 2017

Ray Bradshaw – compere

Chris Forbes

Luca Capani

Gary Little – headliner

Friday 03 November 2017

JoJo Sutherland – compere

Funmbi Omatayo

Jamie Dalgleish

Rob Rouse – headliner

Friday 01 December 2017

Scott Agnew – compere

Amy Howerska

Christopher MacArthur Boyd

Scott Gibson – headliner

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