Marcel Blanch- de Wilt is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and improviser. He holds a Bachelor of Arts / Education, majoring in Drama and English from Flinders University. Marcel has trained at ITS, studied clowning with the cult-favourite Dr Brown (Netflix’s The Characters) and has taken part in ATYP’s exclusive National Studio for writers.
Originally from South Australia, Marcel has performed at the Adelaide Fringe every year since 2008, originally with plays he wrote, produced and directed before side-stepping into the world of stand-up comedy. Since 2013, Marcel has been the Fringe Event Manager at The Producers Bar, curating the shows and supporting the artists over the month-long festival. In 2017 he won the Spirit of the Fringe award, granted to people behind the scenes who make the festival special.
Marcel has created three solo stand-up shows and performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Fringe and the Sydney Comedy Festival. He regularly MCs and performs around Sydney and has toured to Perth, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Hobart and London. He has performed alongside top acts such as Tom Gleeson, Celia Pacquola, Arj Barker and Claire Hooper. He is an Adelaide Comedy award winner and Raw Comedy state finalist.
Marcel also teaches improvisation, stand-up and a variety of Drama courses at NIDA Open.