The Infinite Show: Mark Watson
Mark Watson has announced The Infinite Show tour for 2018.
The Infinite Show is about empathy, with the title referring to his aim of ensuring the evening stays with his audience for longer than the time he is on stage.
The blurb for the tour reads: ‘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, Watson’s new show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them?’
Watson, whose recent TV appearances include Taskmaster and The Island with Bear Grylls, will launch the show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Last year it was announced that Watson’s graphic novel Dan and Sam had been optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and a feature film is now in development.
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.
Mark Watson tour dates