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Mark brushes up on his local knowledge

IT’S a busy old time for Mark Watson - he’s taking his latest stand-up show to locations as far afield as Montreal and Sydney.

IT’S a busy old time for Mark Watson - he’s taking his latest stand-up show to locations as far afield as Montreal and Sydney.

But the comedian has got one tip for when you’re out on the road, know which city you’re in!

“I think you do get rewarded for a bit of local knowledge. You do get some comedians who do the same material at every show,” he explains. “At least look out the window for the place name when you get to the railway station.”

The Solihull News is talking to the Mock the Week regular as he gets ready to take his show Down Under. Does the British sense of humour get a good reception?

“I think in general our sense of humour translates fairly effortlessly. I suppose our comedy heritage is exaggerated a bit, but only America has had the same impact around the world as we have.”

When he gets back from Oz, the 30-year-old is among the big names performing at Birmingham Comedy Festival.

“I think these events are good for comedy in general, especially in a place like Birmingham where there’s such a big gig-going audience.”

Many of our readers will know Mark from his TV work, but his career took off on the stand-up circuit.

“When I’m live I get to do my own thing. I suppose this show is a bit different in that I’ve got to 30, got married and just become a dad.

“Maybe middle age is creeping up on me!”

Mark is performing at the Alexandra Theatre on October 8. To find out more go to www.bhamcomfest.co.uk.

 

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