Mark Watson to perform another marathon show | The first in four years

Mark Watson to perform another marathon show

The first in four years

Mark Watson is to embark on another of his marathon shows, the first in four years.

The comic announced the news in a newsletter to fans, but remained tight-lipped about the  details, saying: 'I'm not allowed to say much at the moment.'

He said: 'It will feature all sorts of well-known names, some already booked, some that we won’t know about until they show up.

'These shows are probably the best, most fun, most memorable things I do in my career, and that’s why I would like the audience to be made up of my most enthusiastic/unhinged fans. Or at least ones that can stay awake well.'

The  gig will be in aid of charity and one way of guaranteeing  ticket will be to undertake a marathon challenge during the show.

Pervious efforts have included the world’s longest ever hug, watching Beverly Hills Chihuahua on a loop for an entire day, and writing ‘I am an idiot’ over and over again.

Watson said: 'We’ll be keeping back a certain number of tickets for people who put themselves forward for challenges, which you can do by emailing There: hear that clattering sound? That was a gauntlet being laid down.'

The comic's first long show lasted 24 hours, and was staged at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004. The following year he performed a 2,005-minute show and in 2006 he performed a 36-hour show, his longest yet.

More details will be released after Christmas,

Published: 13 Dec 2018

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