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Nuno Frederico Correia da Silva Lobato Markl (born 21 July 1971, Lisbon), known as Nuno Markl, is a Portuguese comedian, writer, radio host, television host, voice actor and screenwriter.

Nuno Markl
Nuno Markl in 2015
Nuno Frederico Correia da Silva Lobato Markl

(1971-07-21) 21 July 1971 (age 48)
OccupationComedian, writer, radio host, television host, voice actor and screenwriter
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Ana Galvão (m. 2010, div. 2016)



Markl is well known in Portugal for his radio series "O homem que mordeu o cão" (The man who bit the dog). It started in 1997, when he joined Pedro Ribeiro, José Carlos Malato and Ana Lamy for the morning show at Rádio Comercial; in 2001, Malato and Lamy left, and were replaced by Maria de Vasconcelos. The radio series later spawned a TV show, and three books.[citation needed]

Since October 2008, Markl has worked for Antena 3, with his current shows being "São Coisas Que Acontecem", "Laboratolarilolela" (a showcase of lesser known Pimba artists and songs), and "Nuno & Nando" (with Fernando Alvim). Before "São Coisas Que Acontecem", he ran "Há Vida em Markl" (based on a comic strip formerly published on Inimigo Público) and "O Livro dos Porquês" (where funny answers were given to mundane factoid questions). On Rádio Comercial he had a programme, Caderneta de Cromos. He has another show on Rádio Comercial, Grandiosa História Universal das Traquitanas, which discusses mankind's inventions.[citation needed]


Nuno Markl debuted on television in 2001, co-hosting "Sem Filtro" (a youth-oriented talk show on RTP1) alongside Rita Mendes and Gaspar Borges. He then moved to SIC Radical, where he worked on two different projects revolving around his other passion, film. Also in SIC Radical, he had a television show with Fernando Alvim, O Perfeito Anormal, which launched the comedy troupe Gato Fedorento.[citation needed]

He wrote many cult sketches for Herman José, especially for his show "Herman Enciclopédia". He wrote for the prematurely cancelled Programa da Maria (which had some Upright Citizens Brigade influenced sketches) and now writes for Os Contemporâneos. Nuno regularly updates his weblog, A Cave do Markl, providing movie reviews, video blogs, and updates on his work. Other side projects include TV and print ads for Café Delta and performing voice acting duties for the Portuguese version of films:

He was also responsible for translating and adapting Monty Python sketches for an onstage Portuguese version, performed by, among others, Bruno Nogueira, Miguel Guilherme, António Feio and José Pedro Gomes.

Personal lifeEdit

Nuno Markl lives in the Greater Lisbon area. On 3 September 2010 he married the radio and television show host Ana Galvão, with whom he has a son (Pedro, born 7 June 2009), in 2016 they announced the divorce.[2]

Nuno and Ana are well known advocates for children's and animal rights.


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