'Edinburgh's highest achiever this decade. A huge comic presence' (Times). 'Smart, bittersweet, rich and absorbing' (Telegraph). 'Brilliantly, darkly funny' (Chortle.co.uk). Winner of five major comedy awards. 24-hour-show luminary. Novelist. Watson (host of BBC's We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better) returns to Edinburgh. This is his darkest, most personal show yet. Luckily, also his funniest. Book early.
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Marking his ten-year anniversary in comedy, multi award-winning Mark Watson returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a two-year hiatus, with what promises to be his most personal and funniest show to date.
Combining his award-winning wit with thought-provoking insights, Watson finds that as humans, despite our lack of perfection and poor decision-making, we're pretty spectacular. He may not have all the answers to life's most serious questions, but Flaws is sure to both humour and touch every generation of comedy fan.
Now aged 34, Watson is poised to look back at his life and reflect on growing up - including the terrifying aging process, parenthood and the fear of passing ill-fated traits onto your children. In this personal, thought-provoking adventure, Watson explores human character defects and the effects his own considered flaws have had on his life.
Mark is one of the most celebrated comedians on the UK circuit, he has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2005 Perrier Awards, won the Panel Prize at the 2006 If.comeddie Awards, as well as being nominated for a Barry Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and winning the Time Out Critics Choice Award in 2006.
Mark will soon be seen starring with Henning Wenn with his new show Road To Rio on Dave TV. His other TV credits include co-hosting BBC Four's We Need Answers alongside Tim Key. Mark has also regularly appeared on BBC 2's Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC 2's Mock the Week, BBC 1's Would I Lie To You, BBC 1's Have I Got News For You and Dave's Arguemental. He has also performed stand-up on BBC 1's Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow as well as Channel 4's Comedy Gala.
Mark's radio credits include his BBC Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better, 100 Million or Bust on BBC Radio 5 Live and Mark Watson's Live Address To The Nation on BBC Radio 4. He has also made regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk. His new BBC Radio 4 series will air this autumn.
Mark is also a successful author having written four novels to date, Bullet Points, A Light-hearted Look At Murder, Eleven and The Knot. Following his efforts to halve his carbon footprint, he also wrote the book Crap At The Environment.
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