Mark Watson

Mark Watson

A former Cambridge Footlighter, Mark Watson first made an impact on the comedy circuit in 2002 when he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition andwas a runner-up in So You Think You're Funny?

He has become known for his Edinburgh shows (2005's 50 Years Before Death And The Awful Prospect Of Enternity was nominated for the Perrier) and his gruelling shows that last more than 24 hours. Perrier's successor, the if.comeddies, awarded the panel award for best capturing the spirit of the fringe, in 2007.

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.

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Audio special for Adam Kay

In conversation with Mark Watson

Doctor turned comedian and bestselling author Adam Kay is to share funny medical anecdotes in a new audio special.

In the show, What Seems To Be The Problem, the This Is Going To Hurt author will be in conversation with fellow comic Mark Watson, examining the ‘bizarre dysfunction’ of our bodies, and the very human ways we try to deal with it.

The show will be released to Audible subscribers on August 13.

The company’s Sean McManus said: "Adam Kay’s debut book This is Going to Hurt was a smash hit, and we are excited that he is writing and recording this new project exclusively for us. 

‘His mixture of humour, medical insight and storytelling, combined with his immaculate comic timing is sure to make this a massive hit.’

To mark the launch of this title, Audible will be donating £20,000 to The Lullaby Trust, an organisation that Adam is an ambassador for. It raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome, provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

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Published: 5 Jul 2019

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Far Too Happy

Montreal 2009

Britcom gala 2009


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