He's a tall man with an interesting name, with aspirations for the stage, from his role as an understudy in 'Aladdin' at high school, to now treading the boards as a comedian. Marcel retells his rocky ride on the rollercoaster of love, from romantic gestures to masking bodily eruptions, making out hetero-style in a gay bar, and meeting the love of his life.
Marcel Blanch-de Wilt in 'Love and Cordial'
From writing advertisement copy for a cordial company, Marcel compares love to cordial – which makes life easier to swallow. Marcel's evolution from 'moron' to married man is more sophisticated than most primates. His efforts in love include making an intimacy playlist of Phil Collins, Vega Boys and Boyz2Men to woo his lovers, and disguise his bedroom adventures from his housemates, mostly successful.
Then he meets Eleanor – the love of his life and like a Greek tragedy, she moves away to Sydney to grace the floors of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
How will Marcel survive?
Marcel Blanch-de Wilt, live at Boney
He creates a Long Distance Relationship Guide, with top tips for the uninitiated about Skype calling etiquette, developing stories lines to tell your friends about the 'imaginary friend' they have yet to meet, and coping with the fantasy of love.
So, if you can relate to Marcel's experience of love-gone-right-gone-wrong see his show at Boney, on now until the 21 April.