Martin aged about seven
Martin aged 22 with dog Bessie
Martin Besserman story
Before running a comedy club, Martin Besserman was selling umbrellas and net curtains in a market. He started The Monkey Business Comedy Club in 2003 . It was very challenging in the early days having sometimes to borrow money to pay acts when just a few people might turn up..
Also he had dealings with several bad managers or owners of bars who didn't understand what could be achieved given time.
These days Monkey Business is one of the most respected and well loved comedy clubs in the UK, famous for attracting famous comedians from all over the world.
Martin Besserman has worked with Harry Hill, Russell Brand, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, Russell Howard, Dara O Brian, Howard Marks, Omid Djaili, Noel Fielding, John Oliver , Rich Hall, Sara Pascoe, Adam Hills,Michael McIntyre ,Rhod Gilbert, Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant, Lee Mack,Tim Vine,Reginald D Hunter,Ed Byrne Stephen K Amos, Lee Nelson,Jack Whitehall, Simon Amstell, Dave Gorman, Chris Addison, Russell Kane, Sarah Millican, Bobby Davro, Patrick Monahan, Pipa Evans Barry and Stewart,Pete Firman,Stephen Grant, Jeff Garland , Chris Ramsey , Magnus Betner, Nish Kuma ,Richard Herring, Katherine Ryan ,Paul Merton, Julian Clary,Rory Bremner ,Jessica Martin and many other, top names.
In the mid eighties Martin Besserman - either as a solo poet or with his band - supported sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the music business that included The Pretenders, Depech Mode, Adam and The Ants, Simple Minds, Madness, Dexy.s Midnight Runners, Kajagoogoo, and even Pete Townsend from The Who. Martin performed at venues like the Electric Ball Room Camden, Dingwalls, Music Machine (now Koko`s), Roundhouse,Rainbow Theatre, Hammersmith Apollo, Manchester Apollo, etc. not to mention the main stage at Glastonbury.
Martin released just one 4 track EP called High Class Dinner Party which stormed the charts in Sweden, but fared less well in the UK.
Martin`s songs were featured in the film LIVE A LIFE where he acted alongside comedian Alexi Sayle.
Thoughout all this time and today Martin Besserman is a highly popular public speaker in Hyde Park. Tony Allen in his book describes Martin as the most entertaining speaker in years.
Chat show king Jerry Springer always listens to Martin Besserman's speeches when in London ,and is a huge fan.
Martin Besserman right with his band in 1986
Harry Hill & Martin in 2004
Sunday 18 January 2009 Martin on red carpet
at the premiere of Revolutionary Road in Leicester Square Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio were there to promote the film early 2009
Martin speaking in Hyde Park in 1991
Martin with his two year old nephew
Daniel Besserman in Maderia 13 September2009
Martin with Patrick Monahan on Sunday 15 October 2011
at Speakers Corner
Martin and Noel Fielding playing with ducks in November 2005
Martin in Norway aged 24
young love Martin at 21 years old with his girlfriend
Martin with his GTI Convertable in 1990
Martin with his GTI Convertable in 1990 in Ireland
Matin showing off his bum in 1990
LEE MACK MARTIN BESSERMAN SEAN HUGHS photo taken just after their performances at Monkey Business on Saturday 25 July 2009
RHOD GILBERT & MARTIN 2009
Martin Besserman/Stephen Merchant/ Russell Howard in green room at Monkey Business on Friday 6 March 2009
Martin with Helen Flanagan (ex Coronation Street star
photo taken at Cafe De Paris on 25 /3 2013
That handsom man on right is Martin`s dad Morris Besserman when he was in his twenties
Martin left dressed up in friends sisters cloths
More stuff about Martin
Old Hill Street infant`s N.16
Crouch End junior`s N.8
William Grimshaw,and Crighton Comprehensive in Muswell Hill N.10
Southgate technical college
Martin has been vegetarian for over 20 years,and deplores any animal cruelty or exploitation of animals