Mark Watson is a comedian, author and sports pundit. A former Cambridge Footlighter, he did his first gig in 2002 and the same year won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic
Mark Watson is a comedian, author and sports pundit. A former Cambridge Footlighter, he did his first gig in 2002 and the same year won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition.
He has become known for his Edinburgh shows (2005’s 50 Years Before Death And The Awful Prospect Of Eternity was nominated for the Perrier) and his gruelling shows that last more than 24 hours.
Watson won the Chortle award winner for innovation in 2005, when he was also nominated for best breakthrough act, and was nominated for best compere in 2007.
He is also a novelist, with his debut Bullet Points, published in 2003; has written for TV and in 2007 landed his first radio series, Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better.
★★★★★-The Telegraph, ★★★★-Chortle, ★★★★-The Times
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start.
Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
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