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Marcus Brigstocke, Fern Brady, Neil Delamere and Elis James

State Of Our Nations

Winter Weekend 2020, 

A Welshman, an Englishman, a Scot and an Irish fella walk into a bar…

Well, not a bar exactly – a show. Not just any old Scot, Welshie, Irish or English bloke – four comedians. They discuss all things 2020 and attempt to grow new bonds and better understanding between nations of the British Isles, mocking themselves and each other. This live comedy hour will be a much-needed tonic for what has been an ever so slightly challenging year.

Representing England
: Marcus Brigstocke is a comedian, actor, and satirist. He has worked in stand-up comedy, television, radio and musical theatre. He has appeared on many BBC television and radio shows including I've Never Seen Star Wars, The Brig Society, The Now Show, Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off, The Wilsons Save The World and his first serious drama, The Red, which won the Best Single Drama award in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018.

Representing Scotland
: Fern Brady has appeared on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular, The Alternative Comedy Experience, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, series 3 of Live from the BBC, series 14 of Live at the Apollo and on series 3 of Frankie Boyle's New World Order.

Representing Wales
: Elis James is a stand up comic, actor, and host of the Elis James and John Robins Show on Radio X. During lockdown, Elis and John have been writing and co-producing The Isolation Tapes, consisting of conversations recorded in the respective homes of the two 5 Live comedians.

Representing Ireland: Neil Delamere
has worked for both Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) and the BBC, in programmes such as the BBC comedy series One Night Stand, BBC radio and television panel quiz The Blame Game and RTÉ topical comedy show The Panel. Neil also presents his own show titled "Neil Delamere's Sunday Best" on Today FM.