Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.
With over 25 years experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK's most popular and in-demand comedians.
Martin has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing before members of the British Royal Family. Very much the comedian's comedian, Martin has been the support act of choice for; Frankie Boyle, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jasper Carrot, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, and once Tina Turner.
With numerous appearances on radio and television, Martin has worked at all levels of the industry; being a warm up man, devising and performing his own BBC television show, and writing jokes for some of the biggest names in British comedy.
A truly global performer, Martin has worked throughout the known world performing his shows extensively in Britain, Ireland, The USA, Italy, Holland, Germany, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Mainland China.
Martin's photograph is featured on the popular board game Trivial Pursuits, (The Genus Edition).
On an arts entertainments square, he is seen wearing a leotard. Martin also performs family orientated circus shows working under the stage name Martin Bigpig. TV appearances Challenge Anneka, BBC. Pebble Mill At One, BBC.
Celebration, Granada. Stuff the White Rabbit, Granada. Something For The Weekend, Granada. Gas, Channel 4. The Bigger Breakfast, Channel 4. The Green Green Grass of Home, RTE. The Empire Laughs Back, BBC. Comic Asides, BBC. T in the Park, BBC Scotland
"Martin is the act that has influenced me the most, the UK comedy circuit would not be the same without him"
- Frankie Boyle
- Peter Kay
"A very funny lad, with the best beard in the business"
- Johnny Vegas