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News: Machfest Comes To Manchester

The Manchester International Festival has announced its 2017 programme today. Among the live events the Machynlleth Comedy Festival will be coming to the northern city for the first time. 

In a programme produced by Manchester International Festival in association with Machynlleth Comedy Festival a number of comedians including Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson and tony Law will be playing intimate gigs in the city over the weekend of July 7 - 9.

Edinburgh Fringe Preview: Mark Watson

I’m not quite sure why Mark Watson isn’t a bigger star. He is a classic, nervy, neurotic stand-up enraged by life's little things and also a master improvisor who is great at spontaneous crowd banter, sometimes doing it while standing in the crowd himself. Watson does like to shake things up a bit in his live shows. Apart from his now legendary marathon sets, he often pops up in the stalls. It’s not intimidating or the kind of thing to make your bum going all tight when he approaches. Watson is friendly and welcoming.


News: Mark Watson Announces Mega-Tour

Mark Watson has announced the follow-up to his last show Flaws. Watson goes on a 69-date tour with I’m Not Here, starting in Aldershot on March 2, 2016. Tickets will be released for pre-sale with See Tickets on Monday 14th September and go on general sale on Friday 18th September.


News: Join Comedian In The Toilet

Comedian Mark Watson is doing a secret gig in a toilet. And you could join him. 

To celebrate the seventeenth annual Gut Week (31 August – 6 September), Watson is performing a set in the toilets of the London Wonderground on the South Bank on Tuesday 1 September at 11am. He is gigging there to highlight the importance of breaking the ‘Poo Taboo’. 


Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Mark Watson

Mark Watson is best known for his marathon comedy shows. His last one, for Comic Relief this year, lasted 27 hours and featured a fake goat, a man making models of Morph non-stop, another man writing ‘I am an idiot’ over and over again and much, much more. But Watson also does proper solo shows and very funny they are too. He is filming his latest show, Flaws, at the Bloomsbury Theatre on June 10 for DVD release. But in typical Watson fashion things cannot possibly be that simple.


News: Big Festival For England's Smallest City

Tommy Tiernan, Mark Watson and Nick Helm have been confirmed as the headliners for a three-day festival in Wells in Somerset to celebrate 10 years of the county’s Long Paws Comedy Club

Comics playing the festival from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 May also include Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Tim Key, co-host of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage Robin Ince, Never Mind the Buzzcocks favourite Paul Foot, comedy maverick Simon Munnery and many more.

News: Mark Watson Axes Comedywealth Games

Mark Watson has announced this morning that his planned Comedywealth Games gigs at the Pleasance Theatre in London from next Monday will now not be going ahead. The show, which was due to run from March 9 - 11 and then on March 13 was going to feature guest comedians including Romesh Ranganathan and Paul Sinha taking part in alternative events such as "Fruit-Throwing" and "The Admin Pentathlon”.


News: Mark Watson Completes Epic Comic Relief Show

Mark Watson completed his epic 27 hour gig in aid of Comic Relief late last night at the Pleasance Theatre in north London. He raised £78,257 and donations are still coming in.

The show was peppered with special guests. Early on Gillian Anderson turned up and shaved comedian Tiernan Douieb's back using houmous as shaving foam. Towards the end Miranda Hart and Russell Brand arrived bearing ice creams. 

While onstage Brand addressed the exhausted audience saying: "you are the core of British culture tonight."


News: Mark Watson's Red Nose Day Marathon For Comic Relief

Details have been announced for Mark Watson's forthcoming Comic Relief epic. Watson is taking on a 27-hour Comedy Marathon for Red Nose Day. Kicking off on Friday 27th February at 9pm, he will be performing for a colossal 27 hours non-stop at the Pleasance Theatre in London to celebrate 27 years of Red Nose Day, and he’s calling on the great British public to get involved.


Preview: The Week Ahead Aug 4 - 10

The Edinburgh Festival is not the only comedy festival hitting the accelerator this week. London's Phoenix Fringe also boasts wall-to-wall wits competing for your pennies and attention. Their upcoming line-up includes a work-in-progress set from that nice and nerdy Mark Watson tonight and Robin Ince presenting a special edition of his Dirty Book Club on Saturday.


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