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Mark Watson is just a normal person living a normal life in a normal world. He gets a little bit worried and a little bit flustered and he’ll tell you all about it. Mark grew up in Bristol before going to Cambridge University where he became a member of the Cambridge Footlights.
He started his professional comedy career in 2002 and that same year won the last ever Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition and presumably was allowed to keep the trophy. He has been nominated for the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer and won the first ever Panel Prize at the if.commedies in 2006. That year he was also won the Time Out Critic’s Choice award.
Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark’s recent TV credits include Taskmaster (Dave) and Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island (Channel 4).
Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Mock The Week, Celebrity Pointless, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. He is currently recording another series of his hit Radio 4 show Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.
In August 2016, Mark performed his latest show I’m Not Here at the Edinburgh Festival, and then went on to tour it around the UK from September – December 2016. The show has received 4 & 5 star reviews.
Not only a Stand-Up, Mark has written six novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), Hotel Alpha (2014), and The Place That Didn’t Exist (2016).