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Shetland born comedian, Actor & Storyteller

Shetland born comedian and improviser Marjolein has been on the rise

Awarded No. 3 in The List's 'Hot 100' as one of the top Scottish cultural contributors of 2023. Marjolein was also a finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2022 and won 2nd Place in the Funny Women Stage Awards. Marjolein was also awarded Scots Speaker of the Year in 2022. 

Her latest Edinburgh Fringe Show was a sell-out run in the Stand Comedy Club. And earned two award nominations. As well as being one of the top reviewed shows of the 2023 Fringe, recieving numerous five and four star reviews. 


As well as gigging full time in stand up, improvised comedy and storytelling, Marjolein is a regular panelist on the BBC's Breaking The News and The Good, The Bad and the UnexpectedMarjolein has also recently performed stand up on Dave Channel's Rosie Jones Disability Comedy Extravaganza and the BBC's Scotland Stands Up and acted in the BBC's award winning Shetland


"The light and shade that she blended and captivated the audience with was spellbinding, there were times when the club roared with laughter, other occasions you could have heard a pin drop."

- One4Review

A Timeline

Sea Midder is born

Shetland is formed

Shetland is Nordic

Shetland becomes Scottish

Marjolein shoots a whale

Shetland's first deity, the Mother of the Sea becomes into existance. As the Shetland belief is: sea comes before land

When the teeth from the Muckle Maester Stoor Worm fell out his head and landed in the Ocean creating Faroe, Orkney and most importantly, Shetland

Norse settlers move in, make it the Viking times. Before this was the trows and magical creatures (probably Picts)

In 1469 a dowry was needed for Princess Margaret of Norway's marriage to James III Scotland. Shetland becomes Scottish

It was already dead

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