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One last fling before 2019...




After Snowmaggedon wiped out most of our 2018 Festival we  are delighted that Mark Watson has added Chipping Norton back into his calendar.

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.)

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.

He famously appeared on Celebrity Island and is regularly seen on TV on Mock the Week, Taskmaster and Live at The Apollo (see the clip below.)

You can follow Mark on Twitter

Watson is as utterly likeable and as good with the audience as ever... he still outstrips many comedians firing on all cylinders.
"Mark Watson is one of those comedians that come across as nervous, fidgety on the stage, though oddly it puts you at immense ease in their show. It gives him a more relatable quality, and his rants provide a lot of roaring laughter. "

Chipping Norton

Straddled by Middle Earth and Narnia, Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire, lies at The Gateway to
The Cotswolds. The Festival with something for everyone will be held at venues within a 50m radius.

It's early days, so sign up for updates and we'll keep you informed as we add events and let you know when booking opens.

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