Playing the Games is a two week celebration packed full of cultural and sporting talent, ranging from the emerging to the world-famous from 26 July to 12 August 2012. Comedian Mark Watson performs as part of the 'Late Night Comedy' series, a stellar line-up of some of Britain's best-loved comedians and performers, performing exclusive intimate concerts on the Criterion Theatre stage.
Award winning stand-up and novelist Mark Watson is one of Britain's best loved comedians and year on year plays to sold-out crowds at the Edinburgh Festival and throughout the UK. Winner of the if.comEddies Panel Prize, Time Out Critic's Choice Award and Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel.
Mark was also nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award and The South Bank Breakthrough Award. A familiar face on TV, Mark's appearances include Live At The Apollo (BBC One), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Graham Norton Show (BBC One), Nevermind The Buzzcocks (BBC2) and Mock The Week (BBC2).
Mark's latest novel The Knot is due for release this summer.