Fresh from his Edinburgh Fringe triumph, multi-award winning television comedian Mark Watson has decided to put Aberdeen on his I’m Not Here touring map.
For he is to take the follow up to his highly-celebrated Flaws show, to the city’s Lemon Tree on Friday, March 25 and tickets go on sale next week - to APA Friends on Monday and to the general public on Friday online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
For his I’m Not Here UK tour, Mark takes a seemingly minor problem at an airport as the starting point for a spiralling examination of identity in the digital age and search for the meaning of life - with an enormous number of jokes.
“We are delighted to welcome such a major comedy talent to The Lemon Tree, allowing fans to get up-close-and-personal with him in an intimate venue – even if he’s Not Here!” said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.
A familiar face on numerous TV shows, he has featured on, among others, Dave's Road to Rio, BBC's We Need Answers, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie to You?, Argumental and Have I Got News For You as well as his own Mark Watson Kicks Off.
On radio, he hosted his cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better and Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.
He has written five novels - Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look at Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012) and Hotel Alpha (2014).
Eleven was released at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he is a regular performer. He has written another book, Crap at the Environment, following his own efforts to halve his carbon footprint over the course of one year which was the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.