After Dinner Comedian, Sportsmans Dinner Comedian
Gary Marshall is a third generation comedian, son of the late great Jimmy Marshall of Granada TVs 'The Comedians'.He took his fathers advice and became a Butlins Redcoat at Blackpool's Metropole Hotel for two seasons.
He turned professional in 1987 and toured with several comedians acting as their compere, as well as throwing in the odd gag to serve his apprenticeship.
In 1988 he was successful in his auditions for 'Bob says Opportunity Knocks'. Speaking of the event Gary says "It came too soon really as I was still very raw (another word for crap!) but still I loved the experience."Later that year he toured with The Drifters at top venues such as Wembley Conference Centre, Sunderland Empire, Sheffield City Hall and the Glasgow Empire. He worked the length and breadth of the country in pubs and clubs as well as entertaining the troops in Germany, Holland, Dubai, Muscat and Cyprus.
His TV credits include Sky TVs 'Stand and Deliver', ITVs 'Big Big Talent Show', Sky TVs 'The Comedians' and 'New Comedians' and Garry Bushell's 'Bushell on the Box'. Gary is also a regular in pantomime with three consecutive years at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham.
Gary's favourite avenue of the business are Sportsman's Dinners "not only are they a pleasure to do but being a football fanatic (Arsenal!!!) Gary gets to meet a lot of boyhood heroes and has worked with Paul Merson and Ray Parlour at after dinner functions.
When time allows Gary will always accept invitations to play in company/corporate golf days and playing off 18 he can be a useful member of any team (when I say useful its more often than not useless!!!). The majority of Gary's work in the summer months are golf days and he feels being a part of the whole day gives the right impression and also an insight to his audience at night.
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