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Interview with Mark Dolan (Humour Me Comedy Podcast)

UCL Sound on August 01, 2013 13:08

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    Mark Dolan is a comedian, writer and TV presenter. Most recently he fronted a brand new series lampooning the world of ads, in Channel 4’s 'Mad Bad Ad Show'. This followed three series of the hugely popular Channel 4 documentary series, 'The World’s…and Me', which featured the world’s smallest, tallest and hairiest people, as well as the most surgically enhanced woman.

    Mark is also the host of the iconic Channel 4 comedy show Balls of Steel, which still airs nightly on 4 Music.
    Mark launched both E4 and More 4 respectively as host of the comedy show Show Me The Funnyand as anchor of the late night topical talk show The Last Word. He also just completed a five year stint as host of Sky’s flagship movie show 35mm.
    His first big break came in 2000 when he starred in and co-wroteThe Richard Taylor Interviews, the hidden camera job interview show for C4. In the same year, Mark reached the final of the C4 live stand-up competition So You Think You’re Funny.
    Mark is resident MC at the legendary Amused Moose comedy club in Soho, and his first book “Do You Mind If I Put My Hand On It?”, an account of his travels around the world, came out in January 2013, published by Harper Collins.
    Mark will be fronting a new series in the autumn for E4 entitled the Comedy Summit, in which he celebrates iconic television through the decades.
    He is married with two small children and lives in North London. His hobbies are drinking tea, reading and agreeing with his wife.
    Mark Dolan is back with 'You're Awesome' - his hilarious new stand-up show for 2013 at the Edinburgh Festival . Mark's glass is half full, as he celebrates the awesome things in life, like finding money in old trousers, dogs leaning out of car windows, and discovering that your mental girlfriend isn't pregnant. The show features hilarious video clips and a prize for each audience's most awesome person.

    ‘So funny, a master of improvisation and audience interaction’ **** (Fest).

    ‘Consistently Funny’ (Independent).

    ‘The audience are left gasping for breath, such is the laughter in the room’ (Sunday Express).

    Image credit: Steve Ullathorne

    Mark Dolan: You're Awesome
    Gilded Balloon Teviot
    31st July - 25th August
    19:45 (1 hour)


    Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on 'The Power of Funny', former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.;search%3Asara%20shulman

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