Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years. The winner of numerous prizes including the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, Chortle Award for Innovation and Tap Water Award, he has also been nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award, Times/South Bank Breakthrough Award, Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Novel Award, Time Out Stand-Up Award, and - in April 2006 - Barry Award for the best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Despite all this he is perhaps best known for two marathon shows at the last two Edinburgh festivals, lasting respectively 24 and 33 hours.

 

At the end of the 2004 show, he proposed, successfully, to his girlfriend (now wife). His first novel, Bullet Points, came out in 2004 to great acclaim and the next, A Light-Hearted Look At Murder, was published in 2007.

He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including his own Radio 4 show  'Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better' and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

In 2009 he completed a 60-date tour of the UK, Melbourne and New Zealand and won a Fringe First for his interactive Edinburgh show ‘The Hotel’.  In the same year Mark also had time to write “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” for BBC4 starring Ruth Jones. He hosted his own Five Live radio show ‘£100 Million or Bust’ as well as TV's ‘Nevermind The Buzzcocks’.

A regular on Mock the Week he also presents 'We Need Answers' on BBC2 and has had his own show on ITV4.

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"Mark was outstanding . Hit the right tone, managed the awards perfectly and the client is delighted. What more can I say!" Quantum Communications, May 2012