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Mark Watson

Mark is an acclaimed comedian and Edinburgh Festival Award winner, has featured on TV shows like QI, Taskmaster, and Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island, and hosted programs on BBC Four and Radio 4. He is an engaging event host and comedy speaker.


About Mark Watson

Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark’s recent TV credits include QI (BBC2) Taskmaster (Dave) and Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island (Channel 4).

Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Mock The Week, Celebrity PointlessHave I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. 

Not only a stand-up, Mark has written seven novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), Hotel Alpha (2014), The Place That Didn’t Exist (2016) and Contacts (2020). In 2017, his graphic novel Dan and Sam was purchased by Amblin, Steven Spielberg’s studio, for a possible film adaptation.

In 2020 he arranged and hosted The Watsonathon, a 24 Hour online show which raised over £44,000 in aide of FareShare, Hospice Income Generation Network, and the Nextup Comedy Heckle The Virus fund. He will also be on tour with his latest show, How You Can Almost Win, which was inspired by his time on Bear Gryll’s Celebrity Island.

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