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 Pointless, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. He is currently recording another series of his hit Radio 4 show Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.
In August 2016, Mark performed his latest show I’m Not Here at the Edinburgh Festival, and then went on to tour it around the UK from September – December 2016. The show has received 4 & 5 star reviews.
Not only a Stand-Up, Mark has written six novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), Hotel Alpha (2014), and The Place That Didn’t Exist (2016).
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 nextupcomedy Heckle The Virus fund.
‘Terrifyingly funny’ - The Times
‘Belly laugh brilliant… The audience was weeping with laughter’ - Time Out
He was a trouper, with all of the last minute awardees it proved a nightmare with some pretty last minute script changes and a rather unruly audience. I was just extremely grateful Mark was so relaxed and accommodating! - Performing Artistes
Mark was perfect – he judged the audience really well and was appreciated by all. Please do pass on our thanks. - The Social Enterprise Awards
It was a pleasure having him and will keep him in mind for future events - Fore UK
Just wanted to say thanks for providing such a great comedian for our event last week. Mark was fabulous – hilarious and such a nice guy! He went down really well with all the staff and I’ve had loads of great comments about him. It was lovely that he’d researched our company – the jokes around our marketing/website write-ups were genius and really got us in a fun, festive mood! - Zoe Shepard, Delta Rail
Mark was absolutely fantastic once again at the Digital Awards! He got the tone of the event exactly right and we’ve had really positive feedback from the audience, even more impressive he managed to get through all 30 odd awards within the allocated time so we didn’t run over which was great. There is even talk of booking him for a third year in a row! - PPA Digital Awards
AMAZING!!! The best after dinner speaker we have ever booked in my view – I know it’s subjective but he was brilliant! - Capita Children's Education Services Awards Dinner
I just had a nice chat on the phone with my client from the event at the Celtic Manor which Mark hosted the Awards Ceremony last week, and they were delighted with him. Everyone found him really funny, and they were so pleased he joined them at the top table for dinner also! - Samantha Spry, Scarlett Entertainment
So, firstly Mark Watson is one of the nicest guys I’ve met, very easy to chat to and very relaxed. He was excellent at the awards. He is very funny to start with, but the way he played our audience and adapted to one ‘heckler’ and actually incorporated him in to the show was sheer brilliance! Just say “Northern Ireland” to Mark and he will know what I mean! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. He is highly professional and an absolute pleasure to deal with. - National Tyre Distributors Association