Marcel Lucont, flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur is the self confessed greatest UK-based French comedian around. Just ask him and he’ll be sure to tell you! An unforgettably sardonic character creation, performed by the uber talented Alexis Dubus, Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry. Often seen with a glass of wine in hand and whiff of nonchalance pervading the air, his dry wit and mocking scorn of the English has brought him international acclaim, TV appearances on Sky Atlantic‘s Set List, and BBC Three’s Live At The Electric, and the publication of his book: What We French Think Of You British… And Where You Are Going Wrong – a collection of observations gleaned from Marcel’s time spent in the UK.
Winner of the Buxton Fringe Award 2009 for Best Comedy Individual and the Three Weeks Editors’ Choice Award at Edinburgh 2008, Marcel Lucaont was also named the best sketch, character or improv act in the 2015 Chortle Awards, a year after being nominated in the same category. He currently resides in London – for as long as he can put up with your moaning…
Watch Marcel Lucont’s Stand-Up Special
Acerbic and magniloquent Frenchman seeks willing, intelligent audience for one hour only of fun, adventure, maybe something more. Must have own underwear, socks and breath but be prepared to have these charmed off, laughed off and taken away respectively. Charge your wine glasses for Marcel!
See Marcel Lucont Live
You can catch Marcel Lucont performing in the UK and Australia throughout 2018. Dates and further info can be found here.
Born in Buckinghamshire, Character comedian Alexis Dubus studied Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Warwick, where he became part of the ridiculously named sketch troupe Ubersausage, known for their fast-paced, madcap comedy style. In 2003 he moved to London to perform solo on the UK comedy circuit and, with comedian Sy Thomas, set up Falling Down With Laughter Comedy Club in London Bridge which ran successfully there for the next 7 years.
In 2009 Alexis debuted his french alter-ego Marcel Lucont with his solo show Sexual Metro, winning the Best Comedy Individual Award at Buxton Fringe. By 2012, his unique character comedy was coming up trumps with Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol crowned Winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award for Best Comedy, as well as Best Comedy at the Fringe World Awards.
A student of Le Jeu and Clowning at École Philippe Gaulier under master clown Philippe Gaulier, Alexis has racked up acting roles over the years including Nathan Barley (Channel 4), Pramface (BBC3), Derek (Channel 4) and Red Dwarf XI (Dave). He was also a regular on series 2 and 3 of Live at the Electric, a british comedy series for BBC Three hosted by comedian Russell Kane.
With his sardonic alter-ego fast becoming something of a cult hit, in 2011 Alexis wrote the book “What We French Think of You British… And Where You Are Going Wrong,” published by New Holland Publishers. Two years later he released the rousingly hilarious album “Vive Lucont!” featuring 8 songs and 3 poems. Ever the entrepreneur, Marcel’s 2016 solo offering was the groundbreaking, soon to become international hit show, Whine List – a kind of interactive group therapy of louche musings where the audience’s pre-show questionnaires provided Lucont with the crowdsourced catalyst for the evening’s entertainment.
The regular variety extravaganza show, Cabaret Fantastique, is Marcel Lucont’s movable feast of cabaret, which has become a must see at festivals worldwide. Currently in Australia as part of the Fringe World Festival, each night showcases acts handpicked by Marcel, including the finest performers from the world of comedy, circus, poetry, magic and music all held together with dry wit and a dry white.
Due to its success in previous years at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, Alexis is currently performing, Marcel Lucont Etc – A Chat Show at the 2018 Fringe World Festival, interviewing different top festival names each night in his unique style… Formidable!