Comedian Mark Watson to take to the stage in Darwen – Lancashire Telegraph

A well-loved comedian, neurotic Taskmaster-survivor and author will take to the stage in Darwen next month showcasing his all-new tour and show, ‘This Can’t Be It’.
Mark Watson will be at The Library Theatre in Darwen on November 18 from 7.30PM bringing his experience of lockdown to the stage with lots of funny moments.
The events of the past eighteen months have made us all think more regularly about the fragility of life than we probably would have liked to.
Nothing focuses the mind than having a ‘daily death toll’ with your late afternoon glass of wine, or a government scientist showing graphs and using phrases like ‘we anticipate many, many more fatalities’ in what used to be the ‘Escape to The Country’ slot.
But luckily, Mark Watson has been stressing about the frightening prospect of death since before Covid-19.
His intended 2020 show – on the cusp of going to Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals, before a typically extensive nationwide tour – was inspired by taking a life expectancy test and discovering he could expect to reach 78: in other words, he’s just over halfway to, as it were, the finish line.
Mark Watson
What should we be doing with our time on earth, and how can we do it better?
Watson has made a lot of strides towards happiness and fulfilment over the past few years.
But there’s one problem left: and it really is a big one.
The popular but all-too-mortal Radio 4 figure, star of ‘Live at The Apollo’ and House of Games’ wrestles with some of the fundamental questions of life, with unusually high levels of benign audience involvement and the gag rate of an already fast-talking comedian who’s been imprisoned his house for more than a year.
The live arena is where he’s in his element the most, and this will be an emotional return to the rooms where he has, for almost two decades, established himself as one of the UK’s favourite stand-ups.
Emotional, but also funny.
Tickets are priced at £21.50 and can be purchased at
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