Marcel Blanch- de Wilt

Marcel Blanch- de Wilt is a stand-up comedian, improviser, writer and director. He is a graduate of Improv Theatre Sydney and iO Chicago. He performs in two-prov team, The Newlyweds alongside his wife Ele Stankiewicz.

While in Chicago, Marcel trained under such improv masters as the co-founder of iO, Charna Halpern, and the great Bill Arnett. He has studied with the award-winning Dr Brown in clowning.

Marcel is also an accomplished stand-up comedian with six solo shows under his belt. He has performed stand-up in every capital city in Australia as well as Bendigo, Newcastle, Wollongong, Cairns, and internationally in London, Wellington, and Chicago.

In 2018 The Newlyweds won second place in the ITS Smackdown. They have enjoyed sold-out shows and were selected to perform at the New Zealand Improv Festival in 2019.

Marcel is a huge fan of festivals and has created work for the Adelaide Fringe every year since 2008. Notable shows that he has directed include Beth McMullen’s Why Am I Still Single, Lizzy Hoo: Hoo Dis and the multi-award winning Nanna-stasia.

You can listen to his podcast We Need Help which he hosts alongside Ele Stankiewicz and Orya Golgowsky.