Mark Dolan

Mark Dolan

Mark Dolan is a comedian, writer and presenter who made his name in the 2002 hidden camera series, The Richard Taylor Interviews, in which he gave job applicants horrendous interviews.

He has fronted The Last Word debate show on More 4 and appeared on Sky One's movie review show Popcorn, but is probably best known for hosting Channel 4's Friday night entertainment show, Balls of Steel in 2005 and 2006.

Dolan started his career on the live circuit, where he still appears, making it to the finals of new act competition So You Think You’re Funny in 2000.

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Revealed: Which comedians are taking part in Celebrity Mastermind 2018

Christmas specials announced

Elis James, Mark Dolan, Terry Alderton and  Joe Pasquale are all taking part in Celebrity Mastermind this Christmas.

James will be answering questions on his beloved  Welsh Football Team, 1990 to date, in his specialist subject round.

Alderton will be quizzed on his comedy hero, Tony Hancock, while Dolan’s knowledge of Sir Elton John will be put to the test. Joe Pasquale’s specialist subject is screen werewolves.

The new BBC One series will also see sitcom stars Joe Thomas from The Inbetweeners answering questions on George Orwell and  Arabella Weir from Two Doors Down on Motown’s girl groups.

More than 500 celebrities have been grilled by John Humphrys and his predecessor Magnus Magnuson in the festive version of the show since it launched in 2002. Previous episode winners have included Stephen Fry, Steve Pemberton and Dave Spikey.

The series starts on BBC One on Friday December 21 at 8.30pm, just before the live broadcast of Not Going Out.

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Published: 5 Dec 2018

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Mark Dolan: I’m Here To Help!

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Mark Dolan: Sharing Too Much

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Mark Dolan: You’re Awesome!

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Mark Dolan Changes the World

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Mark Dolan: Life Hacks


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