Mark Felgate is a man with unique talents. His startling abilities as a ventriloquist, combined with a wickedly daft sense of humour, have helped him become a sought after act on the stand-up comedy circuit.
Performing without a dummy, Mark throws his voice to create side splitting routines on school life, freaking out drunks and pallbearers and the vagaries of censorship. His performances include a slew of silly voices, noises and vocal acrobatics. Mark has appeared many times at the Edinburgh Festival, culminating in him performing his first solo show,” Freelance fool” in 2003. He is also an international performer being booked for shows in Germany, France, Holland, Cyprus and Croatia.
Mark is also an accomplished actor and presenter. He has appeared in numerous short films, including the award-winning, “Arthur’s amazing things,” directed by Martin Gooch and starring Emily Booth, Linsey Dawn McKenzie and Leslie Phillips.
He has also starred in and wrote, “lipsmackin’ “(a pilot for BBC three), was the winning comedian on gagging for it (Channel 5) and taught and Ant and Dec on the screen how to do ventriloquism for their “Saturday Night Take-Away”(ITV). He has applied his comic talents to an advertising campaign for “Stimerol” in the Netherlands, which meant he had to endure filming in Cuba, with 10 glamorous models, and also a campaign including General voice-overs for the Royal bank of Scotland, which was far less glamorous! Mark has also lent his voice to the radio, playing the character Dewey in two series of the BBC radio 4 sitcom “Elephants to Catch Eels” from the writers of “Dead Ringers”.
Currently you can catch Mark presenting on Nickelodeon, where he has fronted the shows, “The Crunch”, “MeTV”, “Nick Heads” and “Slime across the UK”. Mark is also appearing in Nickelodeon"s new flagship Saturday show “Ross Lee’s Ghoulies” playing Tarquin the zombie butler and Mr Budgie, Ross’s pet head in a birdcage.
Ross Lee’s Ghoulies: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2008: Nickelodeon
The One Show: BBC 1
Arthur’s Amazing Things: Short Film (Nicked Films)
Elephants to Catch Eels: Radio 4
Gagging For It: Channel 5
Lipsmackin’: BBC 3
To My Only Son: Short Film (Passion Pictures)
"...right on the funny bone and his voice throwing talents are very original" - The Stage
"He"s a good mix of stand-up, silly voices, noises and verbal acrobatics" - Time Out
Runner up Hackney Empire, New Act of the Year Awards
The Wendy Lloyd Show LBC Film reviews
The Mark Dolan Show LBC Current affairs commentator
London Live Robert Elms Show
Radio 5 Sunday Service