Patrick Albert Crispin Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor and screenwriter.
Marber was born in London, England, the son of a financial analyst, and was raised in Wimbledon. Educated at St Paul's School, Cranleigh School and Wadham College, Oxford, Marber was a writer and cast member on the radio shows On The Hour and Knowing Me, Knowing You, and their television spinoffs The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge, after working for a few years as a stand-up comedian.
He reunited with the Knowing Me, Knowing You team in 2003 to record commentaries for the DVD release of the show. He also contributed some new in-character audio material to the DVD release of The Day Today in 2004. His first play was Dealer's Choice, which he also directed. Set in a restaurant and based around a game of poker (and partly inspired by his own experiences with gambling addiction), it opened at the National Theatre in February 1995, and won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.