PREVIEW: Mark Watson, Durham Gala

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FOLLOWING a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, multi-award-winning Mark Watson heads to Durham next week with the show Flaws, marking his 10-year anniversary in comedy.

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.comedie 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. He has recently hosted Road To Rio on Dave TV with Henning Wenn.

His other TV credits include co-hosting BBC 4’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 Argumental. 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.

l Tickets for Mark Watson at Durham Gala are available from the box office, online at www.galadurham.co.uk or Tel. 03000 266600.