Mark Watson

at The Riverfront, Newport
£18.00

Includes booking fee

Customers with disabilities please call 01633 656679 to book

How You Can Almost Win

In 2017 Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of p*ss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better and now he’s written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

Mark Watson

Mark Watson appearing at this event

A former Cambridge Footlighter, Mark Watson first made an impact on the comedy circuit in 2002 when he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition andwas a runner-up in So You Think You're Funny? He has become known for his Edinburgh shows (2005's 50 Years Before Death And The Awful Prospect Of Enternity was nominated for the Perrier) and his gruelling shows that last more than 24 hours. Perrier's successor, the if.comeddies, awarded the panel award for best capturing the spirit of the fringe, in 2007. Watson won the Chortle award winner for innovation in 2005, when he was also nominated for best breakthrough act, and was nominated for best compere in 2007. He is also a novelist, with his debut Bullet Points, published in 2003; has written for TV and in 2007 landed his first radio series, Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better.

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The Riverfront

  • Kingsway
  • Newport
  • NP20 1HG

Website:
newport.gov.uk/riverfront
Phone:
01633 656757
Disabled Booking:
01633 656679

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