Mark Nelson to film BBC stand-up special

Saturday 17th February 2024, 3:51pm

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is to film a stand-up special for the BBC.

He shared on social media on Friday: "So, pretty big news. The BBC have given me a TV special to be broadcast later in the year. My own TV special. I'm as surprised as you are. Gonna be taping it on Mon 4th March at the Theatre Royal in my home town of Dumfries."

The gig is already sold out, with the full allocation of free tickets having been snapped up by comedy fans within 30 minutes of the link being shared. It caused the comedian to comment: "All a bit overwhelming this".

The blurb for the gig explains: "Multi award-winning stand-up comedian, host of BBC Scotland's The Good, The Bad And The Unexpected, Edinburgh Unlocked and creator of the BBC's biggest ever online hit, Mark Nelson returns home to Dumfries to film a brand new TV special.

"This very special homecoming performance [will demonstrate] why he's won The Daily Telegraph Critics Choice of the Fringe, Scottish Comedy Award for Best Headliner 5 times, Arts Award Voice Best Fringe Show and UK Comedian's Comedian Of The Year 2021!"

The special is being filmed by Dabster Productions, the producers with whom he also makes the panel show The Good, The Bad And The Unexpected with. The special is expected to be broadcast on BBC Scotland later this year.

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