News: UK Tour For Mark Watson

After spending last year being cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster' and half-killed by Bear Grylls, multi award-winning Mark Watson returns with a UK National Tour doing what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the basically shocking state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, Watson’s new show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, Mark tears into his topic with his notoriously high joke and rant-per-minute rate. And as the title suggests, in this show he takes his unusually collaborative approach one step further, aiming for an evening which will last longer in the mind than the hour the audience spend with him…

Mark is one of the country’s most beloved and critically acclaimed live comedians, and has had a long and notable Fringe career since he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2005 Perrier Awards, before being awarded the 2006 if.comedy Panel Prize for performing one of his now-legendary marathon stand-up shows. Away from Edinburgh, he’s taken home the Time Out Critics Choice Award, been nominated for a Barry Award from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, as well as winning Best Show at both Sydney and Adelaide. 

Last year saw Mark write songs, hurl coconuts and beg piggy-backs as part of Dave’s BAFTA-winningTaskmaster. In a less pleasant TV engagement, he lost almost three stone and faced a crippling lifelong phobia during a much talked-about stint on The Island with Bear Grylls (C4). Mark has also regularly appeared on BBC 2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Mock the Week, BBC 1’s Would I Lie To You andHave I Got News For You. He has performed stand-up on BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and was the star of Dave TV’s Road to Rio, as well as the host of BBC 4’s We Need Answers. He’s won Celebrity Mastermind and Celebrity Pointless and he once dressed up as a badger for terrible Sky One show Wild Things. 

As well as his TV and live work Mark has been a Radio 4 mainstay for a decade, with his various seriesMark Watson Talks A Bit About Life, Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better and Mark Watson’s Live Address To The Nation. For the past two years he’s hosted the final of the BBC New Comedy Award – one of the only comedy shows on the network to go out live. 

On top of his comedy stardom Mark has seven books under his belt. Since last Edinburgh, his graphic novel Dan and Sam has been optioned as a feature film by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and is now in development.

Tickets go on sale from Friday 6th July with a pre-sale tickets available from today from:http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com/ 

 

Mark Watson Tour Dates

 

Friday 7th December                 Jersey: Opera House

www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk / (01534) 511 115

 

Sunday 3rd February                Bristol: Old Vic Theatre

www.bristololdvic.org.uk / 0117 987 7877

 

Wednesday 6th February          Bromsgrove: Artrix

www.artrix.co.uk / 01527 577330

 

Thursday 7th February              Bromsgrove: Artrix

www.artrix.co.uk / 01527 577330

 

Saturday 9th February              Wimborne: Tivoli Theatre

www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk / 01202 885566

 

Friday 15th February                 Leicester: Little Theatre

www.thelittletheatre.net / 0116 255 1302

 

Sunday 17th February               Salford: The Lowry

www.thelowry.com / 0843 208 6000

 

Friday 22nd February                Colchester: Arts Centre

www.colchesterartscentre.com / 01206 500900

 

Thursday 28th February            Pocklington: Arts Centre

www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk / 01759 301547

 

Friday 1st March                       Leeds: City Varieties

www.cityvarieties.co.uk / 0113 2430808

 

Saturday 2nd March                  Northallerton: The Forum

www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk / 01609 776230

 

Sunday 3rd March                     Liverpool: Epstein Theatre

www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk / 0844 888 4411

 

Friday 8th March                       Berwick Upon Tweed: The Maltings

www.maltingsberwick.co.uk / 01289 330 999

 

Saturday 9th March                   Aberdeen: Lemon Tree

www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/the-lemon-tree / 01224 641122

 

 

Sunday 10th March                   Glasgow: The Stand

www.thestand.co.uk / 0141 212 3389

 

Thursday 14th March                Bath: Komedia

www.komedia.co.uk/bath/ / 01225 489070

 

Friday 15th March                     Worcester: Huntingdon Hall

www.worcesterlive.co.uk/huntingdon-hall.asp / 01905 611 427

 

Friday 26th April                       Tring: Court Theatre

www.courttheatre.co.uk

 

Saturday 27th April                   Tring: Court Theatre

www.courttheatre.co.uk

 

Thursday 2nd May                    Aldershot: West End Centre

www.westendcentre.co.uk/ / 01252 330040

 

Sunday 5th May                        Birmingham: Old Rep Theatre

www.oldreptheatre.co.uk/ / 0121 359 9444

 

Friday 10th May                        Hertford: Theatre

www.hertfordtheatre.com / 01992 531500

 

Saturday 11th May                    Loughborough: Town Hall

www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk / 01509 231914

 

Thursday 16th May                   Kendal: Brewery Arts Centre

www.breweryarts.co.uk / 01539 725 133

 

Friday 17th May                        Stockton: ARC

www.arconline.co.uk / 01642 525199

 

Saturday 18th May                    Sheffield: Leadmill

www.leadmill.co.uk / 0114 2727 040

 

Thursday 23rd May                   Brighton: Komedia

www.komedia.co.uk/brighton / 01273 647100

 

Friday 24th May                        Reading: Town Hall

www.readingtownhall.co.uk / 0118 937 3400

 

Saturday 25th May                    Cambridge: Corn Exchange

https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex / 01223 357851

 

Sunday 26th May                      Wells: Cedars Hall

www.wells.cathedral.school/events/ / 01749 834483

 

Friday 31st May                        Swindon: Wyvern Theatre

www.swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/ / 01793 524 481

 

Saturday 1st June                     Bridgewater: MacMillan Theatre

https://mcmillantheatre.com/ / 01278 556677

 

Sunday 2nd June                      Coventry: Warwick Arts Centre

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/ / 024 7652 4524

 

Thursday 6th June                    Maidenhead: Norden Farm

www.norden.farm/ / 01628 788997

 

Friday 7th June                         St Albans: Alban Arena

www.alban-arena.co.uk/ / 01727 844488

 

Saturday 15th June                   Canterbury: Gulbenkian

www.thegulbenkian.co.uk/ / 01227 769075

 

Friday 21st June                       Ivybridge: Watermark

www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk/ / 01752 892220

 

Saturday 22nd June                  Falmouth: Trebah Amphitheatre

www.trebahgarden.co.uk/whats-on / 01326 252200

 

Sunday 23rd June                     Exeter: Corn Exchange

www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/ / 01392 665938

 

Thursday 27th June                  New Milton: Forest Arts

www.forest-arts.co.uk/ / 01425 619983

 

Friday 28th June                       Isle of Wight: Medina Theatre

www.medinatheatre.co.uk/ / 01983 823884

 

Saturday 29th June                   Andover: Lights

www.thelights.org.uk/ / 01264 368368

 

Friday 5th July                          Carlisle: Old Fire Station

www.oldfirestation.carlisle.city/ / 01228 598596

 

Friday 19th July                        Crawley: The Hawth

www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth / 01293 553636

 

Saturday 7th September           London: Bloomsbury Theatre

www.thebloomsbury.com/ / 020 3108 1000

 

Thursday 12th September         Chorley: Little Theatre

www.chorleylittletheatre.com/chorleytheatre/ / 01257 264362

 

Friday 13th September              Selby: Town Hall

www.selbytownhall.co.uk/ / 01757 708449

 

Saturday 14th September          Barnard Castle: The Witham

www.thewitham.org.uk/ / 01833 631 107

 

Sunday 6th October                  Winchester: Theatre Royal

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/ / 01962 840 440

 

Friday 11th October                  Pontardawe: Arts Centre

www.npttheatres.co.uk/pontardawe/ / 01792 863722

 

Friday 18th October                  Farnham: Maltings

www.farnhammaltings.com/ / 01252 745444

 

Saturday 26th October              Newcastle: The Stand

www.thestand.co.uk / 0191 300 9700

 

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