60 Second stand–up: Mark Watson

BY Fiona Hicks

1st Jan 2015 Humour

60 Second stand–up: Mark Watson

We spent sixty laugh filled seconds with the self-deprecating chap, Mark Watson. Here's how he made us giggle…

Have you found any parts of the country to be funnier than others?

I’ve had really enjoyable shows in the Lake District, in places not many comedians visit.

Sometimes it can be a real advantage to be one of the only funny things that’s ever happened in an area.


What's been your most memorable heckle?

I was once late for my own show. I had to spend the first half essentially apologising to the audience—then talked about how my wife and I had recently had a baby.

Immediately someone shouted, “Was he late too?"


Watch Mark talking about fatherhood (contains strong language):


Any funny tales about a time you bombed on stage?

April 5, 2005. I remember the date, it was that painful. It was a very aggressive, late-night Saturday crowd and they didn’t want to listen to me at all.

They shouted “Off! Off!” and started to chuck coins—though not enough money to be any consolation.


If you could have a super power, what would it be?

I lose things all the time, so for me it would be a super power just to remember where I’ve put my bank card. That and invisibility.


What's you favourite one-liner?

Milton Jones: “People think firemen should be paid more—but apparently a poll was taken and they all fell through a hole in the floor.”


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

I’d witness the judges’ discussion before the Oscars. Then place a bet.



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