Mark Watson


"Terrifyingly funny"

The Times

Mark Watson is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, the winner of the Panel Prize at the Edinburgh Fringe (where he has been one of the biggest-selling acts over the past twenty years), as well as Best Show at the Adelaide and Sydney Comedy Festivals, multiple Chortle Awards – including a Legend of Lockdown, in 2021, for his online work – Time Out Comedian of the Year and quite a lot more.

His many TV credits include Taskmaster, Live At The Apollo, QI, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and The Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. He is also a very familiar voice on Radio 4, where his series ‘Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life‘ has been a popular fixture for more than fifteen years. He is one-third of the cult YouTube phenomenon No More Jockeys, which has had well over nine million views since it began in 2020. He currently presents the World Snooker Tour’s podcast with sporting legend Stephen Hendry.

Not only a stand-up, Mark has also written seven novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), Hotel Alpha (2014), The Place That Didn’t Exist (2016) and Contacts (2020). An eighth novel will be published by Harper Collins in 2025. With Oliver Harud he co-authored a graphic novel, Dan And Sam, which was optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and is now in development with Universal.

"Belly laugh brilliant… The audience was weeping with laughter"

Time Out
  • Qi BBC Two
  • Taskmaster Dave
  • Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island Channel 4
  • Live At The Apollo  BBC Two
  • Pointless Celebrities  BBC One
  • The Celebrity Boat Race for Cancer Research UK BBC One
  • Never Mind The Buzzcocks BBC Two
  • The Premier League Show BBC Two
  • Roast Battle Comedy Central
  • Mock The Week BBC Two
  • Channel 4's Comedy Gala Channel 4
  • Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life BBC Radio 4
  • Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with once again and we really do appreciate his and your support on this project.Children in Need
  • Mark was so funny, came across very well and we've had lots of great feedback following on from the gig. Please pass our thanks on to him!XL Vets
  • 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

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