60 second stand-up: Mark Dolan

We chatted with prince of pranksters, Mark Dolan

What's your favourite of your own jokes?

Donald Trump, because the material writes itself.

 

What's the best part of your current project?

For my Audible radio series, Mark Dolan’s VIP Lounge, I’ve met a mermaid, a professional troll, a vampire hunter and a woman who woke up one morning speaking Chinese. Quite an experience.

 

Have you found parts of the country funnier than others?

Liverpool is the hardest place to play because everyone’s a comedian. I find I really have to raise my game when I perform there.

 

Any memorable heckles?

I finished a show in Belfast by saying, “I’m in Belfast for the evening, where should I go after this?” Someone shouted, “Back home.”

 

Who's your comedy inspiration?

I like comedians who make their own rules. Billy Connolly and Eddie Izzard both do comedy on their own terms. I grew up watching the Pink Pantherfilms, so I also love Peter Sellers.

 

If you were a fly on a wall, whose wall would you be on?

My hero, Elton John. I’d love to hear him practising his music, writing new songs and witness some of those famous tantrums first hand.

 

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I’d be called “No Sleep Man” and have the power to be awake 24/7. I love the idea of staying up late and never paying the price.

 

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