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Mark Watson

"By day he is a semi-serious novelist, by night a gangly Pythonesque performer. Catch him before real fame comes knocking." Evening Standard

"Sublime talent and glorious wit" - The Scotsman

"The comedic Iron Man" - New York Times

"A scholar, a gentleman and a brilliant stand-up" - Evening Standard

Writing credits include:
• Bullet Points published in hardback by Chatto+Windus February 2004.
• Vintage paperback to follow in 2005, and second novel late 2005.
• Currently writing screenplay of Bullet Points for Ugly Duckling Films
• Comedy drama, Overtime, in development for Radio 4, pilot episode recorded September 2004.
• Sitcom, The Love Lives of Christians, in development for BBC1 with Hat Trick Productions.
• Co-directed and was among the writers of Cambridge Footlights National Tour Show 2003.
• One of the principle writers and performers of Far Too Happy, the Cambridge Footlights National Tour show, which was nominated for Perrier Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe 2001.
• Wrote, directed & acted in Tales Of The Predictable at Edinburgh Fringe 2000.

Stand up credits include:
• Mark Watson"s overambitious 24-Hour Show at Edinburgh Fringe 2004, the longest solo stand-up show in history: "one of the defining moments of fringe comedy... sure to become a cultural legend," The Scotsman; "a one-man comedic miracle" Three Weeks. Winner, Hairline Award, Tap Water Award and Spirit Of The Fringe Award.
• Stereocomics, with Rhod Gilbert, performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2004.
• Regular compere at Up The Creek, Greenwich.
• Guest appearances in Australian and Montreal comedy festivals.
• Co-performed with Tim Key, A Few Idiots Who Spoil It For Everyone Else, Canal Café. Now adapted for radio with Talkback.
• Performing stand-up nationwide including regular slots at top London clubs including Comedy Café, Comedy Store, Up The Creek, Bearcat, Covent Garden Comedy Club and Amused Moose.
• Winner, Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2002.
• Finalist, So You Think You’re Funny? 2002.
• Finalist, Amused Moose London Talent Quest. 2002

Television credits include:
• Contributor to The Ultimate Movie Chart for Channel 4.
• Worked extensively with Hat Trick and other production companies on projects for BBC, Channel 4 as well as Comedy Lab.
• Appeared as an extra in a number of American & Canadian sitcoms while living in Toronto, including three episodes of the US version of Queer As Folk.




 

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