Markus Birdman

There’s a lot of quirky charm to Markus Birdman; a man at a slight angle to the universe, to coin a phrase. And just as the gags are left-field without being too weird; the delivery is cheery without being too ingratiating.

He’s an engagingly cheeky performer who knows how to structure a show. His material is an eclectic mixture of observational and the surreal, with some wonderfully inventive lines or offbeat moments.

Birdman has an incontrovertible ability to write a good joke. Even in well-explored comic territory, he can nail an unexpected line so perfectly that his routine is not the usual shilly-shallying of observational comedy, but an astute way of stringing together his gags, which he writes and performs with flourish.