Marcel is a stand-up comedian, improviser and producer. He’s a Raw Comedy State Finalist and Adelaide Comedy Award Winner. Now living in Sydney, he has performed alongside some big acts including Celia Pacquola, Arj Barker, Claire Hooper, Dave Hughes and Tom Gleeson.
Marcel started out writing, directing and acting in self-produced theatre before deciding that stand-up was much more fun to perform and much less expensive to put together.
His first solo show in 2015, Death of a Disco Dancer, received great reviews. In 2016, PLAY, received even better praise and in 2017 he took his latest work The Best Man to Melbourne International Comedy Festival where it received four stars and very warm audiences.
His latest solo show Love + Cordial toured Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
He now performs stand-up around Sydney and teaches for Improv Theatre Sydney and NIDA Open. He has performed in Perth, Hobart, Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Wollongong, London and Chicago.
Marcel is also an accomplished improviser, placing second in Improv Theatre Sydney’s Smackdown competition with his wife, Ele. He also performs as part of the ITS Ensemble. He has studied at the iconic iO and performed (as a guest) at the world-famous Second City.
Marcel is also an experienced MC having hosted quiz nights, special events, weddings and a range of comedy nights in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
To book Marcel for a show, punch up a script or to host your next event, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID
"I can tell you now that you simply cannot and will not be able to get through the show without having to break out into roaring laughter every 30 seconds. ★★★★" - Weekend Notes, Adelaide Fringe 2018
"... brutally honest; describing long distance relationships, depression, and relationships with equal measure of realism and humour. ★★★★ " - Kryztoff, Adelaide Fringe 2018
"... But that’s not what is most impressive. Rather, it’s Marcel’s ability to be completely funny and relateable while weaving his musical and acting training so effortlessly into the show." - The Plus Ones, Sydney Comedy Festival 2018
"Marcel’s comedy took up the whole stage with flare and cheeky mischief that had the audience barely able to catch their breath before the next laugh." - Newcastle Mirage
"Blanch-De Wilt’s childhood tales are not only laugh-out-loud funny, but told with great authenticity and heart. A great many thumbs up! ★★★★" - Great Scott, Adelaide Fringe, 2017
"Marcel managed to truly captivate everyone with finesse and charm." - Yewth Mag, Adelaide Fringe 2017
"...sharp, witty and full of heart. ★★★★!" - Funny Tonne, MICF, 2017
"I’m not sure what it is about him but Blanch- de Wilt makes everything flow and seem so effortless; almost as though he’s not trying to make you laugh, just telling you a story but delivered in the most hilarious way. His ability to turn any story into something funny is one you definitely shouldn’t miss!" - The Clothesline, PLAY, Adelaide Fringe 2016
"...one of the most entertaining shows this Fringe. Blanch- de Wilt has a natural confidence on the stage, creating a show with a campfire feel to it. The audience spent the show leaning in to hear more and pushed back in their seats in laughter, completely under the charm of this skilled comedian. A must see stand up show." - TREv, PLAY, Adelaide Fringe 2016
"The man is a multi-talented performer... A hilarious hour of dance-fuelled comedy. ★★★★" - The Clothesline, Death of a Disco Dancer, Adelaide Fringe 2015
"★★★★" - Dirt and Candy, Death of a Disco Dancer, Adelaide Fringe 2015
"Marcel took control of the stage as soon as he walked on. His piece was flawlessly written... His confident choice of getting the crowd singing was testament to his comedic aptitude.' -Hecker.com.au, Raw Comedy State Final 2014