AFTER a year of outdoor adventures, being cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster and half-killed by Bear Grylls, award-winning comedian Mark Watson is back on tour in a more familiar setting – indoors – on a tour that takes in Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre on Saturday 9th November.
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, Mark’s new show is about empathy. He says: 99 percent of the world’s population is made up of other people: why can’t we understand them?
One of the country’s most loved and critically acclaimed live comedians, Mark has a string of awards and nominations, from the Perrier Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005 to the Time Out Critics Choice Award, and Best Show at both Sydney and Adelaide.
As well as his TV and live work Mark has been a Radio 4 mainstay for a decade, with series including Mark 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.
He has also written seven books and his graphic novel Dan and Sam has been optioned as a feature film by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and is now in development.