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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Mark Watson joins E4's All Star Driving School

Comedian finally dons his L-plates

Mark Watson is to learn to drive as part of the second series of E4’s All Star Driving School.

The comic will take part in a number of motoring challenges over the 15-part series which will be stripped across three weeks this autumn.

He has previously said: ‘I never thought I'd be good at driving and I don't want to drive.'

Watson never learned to drive as a teenager because his low self-esteem led him to believe he wouldn’t be good at it, and writing on his blog a few  years ago, he said that ‘the more you go through life not having done it, the more it feels silly to try to do it.’

Also taking part in the new series of All Star Driving School are Towie’s  James ‘Arg’ Argent, Coronation Street actor Mikey North, The Saturdays singer Vanessa White, Made in Chelsea’s Victoria Baker-Harber,  Brooklyn Beckham’s ex Tallia Storm, The Vamps’ Tristan Evans, Hollyoaks actress Ruby O’Donnell and Famalam actor Tom Moutchi.

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Published: 8 Aug 2018

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Far Too Happy


Montreal 2009

Britcom gala 2009


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