Mark Watson is the man who wanted to be a writer and became a comedian. In his own words this is because he found writing jokes quicker than writing books and things simply went from there.
Born in Bristol to Welsh parents in February 1980, Watson found the knack for comedy while studying English at Cambridge University, and formed part of the Cambridge Footlights group who were nominated for a Perrier Award in 2001.
Watson’s solo debut came in 2004 when he appeared in a double bill with Rhod Gilbert and his first hour-long show was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards. Two years later Watson picked up the first Panel Prize for his attempt at a 36-hour show, Mark Watson's Seemingly Impossible 36-Hour Circuit Of The World.
Watson has an ability to mix the geekish comedy with more mainstream laddish humour, he watches the footy, but cares about the environment. He loves to keep tapping away on a laptop before his gigs, but isn’t at all the shy nerdish type you may expect him to be, in fact he plays on that somewhat as part of his comedy persona.
The first time SSP met Watson in 2007 he was setting up CATE (as he likes to call her), which stood for Crap At The Environment. It was a collaborative effort akin to his mammoth 24-hour shows aimed at engaging the audience.
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