An ageless being from 1527 who survives on sea water and crunchy peanut butter.

Born and raised in Shetland to a local man and Dutch mam. After studying Archaeology in Edinburgh Marjolein moved to Amsterdam, where, after a series of unfortunate incidents, Marjolein hit rock bottom. But then, out of the ashes, sprang forth a comedian.

Photo by John Carolan

Marjolein has performed stand up in Scotland, England, New York, Amsterdam, New Zealand and Shetland. Including Fringe runs in Edinburgh, Wellington and Auckland.

Marjolein also performs and teaches improvised comedy and established Shetland's improv troupe 'The Imposters' who perform regularly in the Isles.

She also writes, films, acts in and edits content for the BBC, both television and internet. Marjolein works as a contributor for BBC the Social and BBC Shortstuff and appears weekly on BBC Scotland's The People's News.


"Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act." - Jay Richardson, The Scotsman (2018)

"Her performance was easygoing, charming, and disarmingly frank, reducing the audience to quivering puddles of laughter constantly, with stories of romantic failures and drunken shenanigans." - Alex Garrick-Wright, Shetland News (2017)

"Marjolein Robertson's stage presence and narrative style is informal and charming" - Kenza Marland, The List (2017)

"Charming, intelligent, and self-deprecating in the best way" - Catherine Hart, (2017)

"Marjolein has a great stage presence, immediately bringing the audience into her world in a warm and engaging manner." - Bunbury Magazine (2017)

"Intensely likeable person and a very promising comedian." - Kevin Ibbotson-Wight, Wee Review (2016)

"Confidence way beyond her years" - Alan Donald, Shetland News (2016)