Comedian Mark Watson talks his new book, trying to be funny during a pandemic

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 3:10PM
Mark Watson. (Photo / Getty)
Mark Watson. (Photo / Getty)

Comedian Mark Watson talks his new book, trying to be funny during a pandemic

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 3:10PM

Mark Watson is a staple on the British comedy circuit.

He started his career back in 2001 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - and has gone on to sell-out crowds around the world, as well as becoming a regular on UK comedy shows

But you may not know that Watson is a prolific novelist. His seventh book, Contacts, sees the protagonist board a train and text all the contacts in his phone that he plans to end his life in the morning – before turning his phone to flight mode.

Watson joined Mike Yardley to discuss his new book, relationships, and how lockdown has treated him and the comedy scene. 

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