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  • Published: 15 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409045144
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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God Collar




A bed-wettingly funny yet vicious rant against both believers and non-believers of the world's religions by one of Britain's most talented and high-profile comedians.

‘There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.'

Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the ‘God-shaped hole’ that opens up in Marcus’s life following the death of his best friend. Exploring his own issues surrounding faith – his lack of it, his need for it, some people's waste of it and what good purposes it might serve if he could get hold of it – he rails against the holy trinity of Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) while atheists, agnostics and believers of all faiths get it in the neck too. God Collar is a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure.

‘As luck would have it, my relationship with God is as dysfunctional and peppered with resentment and recrimination as ever, so this should make for good writing.'

  • Pub date: 15 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409045144
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Marcus Brigstocke

Since winning the BBC New Comedian of 1996, Marcus Brigstocke has emerged as a major talent in comedy, writing and acting. Most recently, he has shelved his stand-up microphone to play both King Arthur in Spamalot and Mr Perks in the award-winning production of The Railway Children at Waterloo station.


Praise for God Collar

“Perfectly structured and packed with passion, intelligence and the right kind of false-footing scepticism”

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“Religion has always been a tempting punchbag for stand-ups but agnostic Marcus Brigstocke smacks it with intelligence, cheek and a discernible degree of grace”

London is Funny


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