Mark Watson made his comedy debut in the Cambridge Footlights and by 2002, due to his successful performances on the comedy circuit, he had won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition, and that same year was a runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny?. This was to be instrumental in his success, getting the ball rolling for Mark Watson tickets to become sought-after items.
His 2005 Edinburgh Fringe show was a huge success and his “50 Years Before Death and The Awful P” tickets were in great demand. The show’s content had a uniquely unusual angle in that he lived out the rest of his life in the course of the 50 minute show, which had the audience in stitches. Unsurprisingly the cleverness of this won him a nomination for the Perrier Award that year. The same year Mark Watson stand-up shows won him the Chortle Award for Innovation.
He published his first novel, Bullet Point, in 2004, and in between touring and getting married he managed to write another, A Light-hearted Look at Murder. In 2007 he starred in his first radio series, Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better.
He recently appeared in the fifth series of Taskmaster and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls
'Raucously funny set, one of the best this year' ***** British Theatre Guide.
'Skillful, anecdotal stand-up... a step above the norm' **** Chortle.
'A master of low-key happenings and high-end banter' **** The Times.