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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GB News reveals line-up of comedians for its newspaper preview show

Roster of 13 stand-ups for Headliners

GB News has signed up a regular roster of 13 comedians to appear on its late-night newspaper preview show Headliners.

The ‘anti-woke’ channel has given the hour-long show green light as a seven-night offering after an initial launch last month.

Its executive producer is comic and writer Andrew Doyle, the creator of spoof social justice warrior Titania McGrath who also hosts his own programme on GB News, Free Speech Nation.

Headliners has three alternating hosts: Mark Dolan, Simon Evans and Dominic Frisby.

And now confirmed as the rotating panel of comedians offering comments on the next day’s headlines are: Steve N Allen, Rhona Cameron, Nick Dixon, Andrew Doyle, Josh Howie, Leo Kearse, Sajeela Kershi, Erich McElroy, Diane Spencer and Ian Stone.

Doyle said that although the show is populated by comedians, it was not designed to make fun of important news events.

‘The difference with comedians is we tend to look at the world through a different lens,’ he said. ‘We don’t see everything as a joke or a gag, but we do look at things sideways so we often spot the irony, the paradoxes and even the absurdity of serious things."

‘Comedians are well informed on politics and current affairs – it’s the source of a lot of our material - but critically, we’re not journalists commenting on journalism.

‘This is the  key to making Headliners a fast-paced and witty riff on the traditional paper preview format.

‘We piloted the show with a handful of us before Christmas and like any good party it’s just grown from there,. We all enjoy each other’s company, and we all love a bit of raucous and warm-hearted debate. Above all, it’s a great way to catch up on tomorrow’s top stories while having a lot of fun."

Headliners is on GB News at 11pm every night. Here's a clip from yesterday's show:

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Published: 21 Jan 2022

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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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