Famed for his marathon comedy sets at the Edingburgh festival, lasting over 24 hours, Mark Watson is a comedian who really engages his audience. Mark has sat as a panellist on shows such as Have I Got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week. Mark has also hosted radio shows on both BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live.
Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years.
The winner of numerous prizes including the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, Chortle Award for Innovation and Tap Water Award, he has also been nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award, Times/South Bank Breakthrough Award, Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Novel Award, Time Out Stand-Up Award, and - in April 2006 - Barry Award for the best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Despite all this, he is perhaps best known for two marathon shows at Edinburgh festival, lasting respectively 24 and 33 hours. At the end of the 2004 show, he proposed, successfully, to his girlfriend (now wife). His first novel, Bullet Points, came out in 2004 to great acclaim and the second, A Light-Hearted Look At Murder, was published in the Summer of 2007. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and has appeared on his own Radio 4 show on Tuesdays at 6.30 - 'Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better'.