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Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon

Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
3 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)
Regular price: £19.99
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Jam-packed with some of the best comedy names in the country - Mark Watson


Led by the comedian and author Mark Watson, a merry band of performers star in this 13-episode series. Expect to hear Asian Provocateur Romesh Ranganathan, panel show favourite Sara Pascoe, Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy and illusionist Derren Brown.

Don't miss Harry Enfield, David Baddiel and Shappi Khorsandi plus cameos from Jan Ravens and Ricky Gervais.

And listen out for... Angela Barnes, Lloyd Woolf, John Luke Roberts, Emily Atack, Sofie Hagen, Desiree Burch, Jordan Stephens, Ricci Harnett, Adam Kay, Felicity Ward, Rufus Hound, Adam Hess, Amy Gledhill, Sara Barron, Howard Goodall (CBE), London Hughes, Lauren Pattison, Lolly Adefope, Phil Wang, Kieran Hodgson and Steen Raskopoulos.

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Bloody brilliant!

Watson has brought together an amazing amount of comedy talent and given them astonishingly good monologues. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after listening to the first episode I went straight on to the next six! Really, really funny and the little twists that come in later episodes are excellent!

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Follow the yak – he's got your back

Part "coverage" of the London Marathon, part eavesdropping on conversations and internal monologues of the runners, spectators, even the people handing out the water bottles – I'm really enjoying this series so far.

Episode one has a runner upset at how few sponsors he's got, and an aunt struggling to cope with a devious niece waiting for her mum to run past.

Brilliantly performed by the cast, and wonderfully written. Touching, funny, relatable and surreal – well worth a listen.

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Comic Genius...

Mark Watson is a comic genius. This is among his best work. Hilarious, sharp, tender and in places quite moving. What a gift this series is. A must for all runners.

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Excellent Comedy Series - loved it!

This is a brilliant series of comedy episodes on an ambitious scale, typical of Mark Watson’s skilful writing and amazing ability to invent extraordinary stories. It’s laugh-out-loud funny with a brilliant and varied cast. The production values are excellent too. The intertwining stories and genuinely hilarious characters make it a really rewarding listen. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

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very funny

first episode was pretty good, second was even better - thought the Derren Brown bit was exceptional, really made me chuckle!

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Something for everyone

Hugely talented cast and a really fun premise - realistically relatable in parts alongside some more surreal characters, that hang together thanks to the clever writing. Mark is excellent at creating fully realised individuals within minutes and it had a good balance of clever imagery and sound to evoke the spirit of the race alongside some big laughs from the narrative (episode 5 was my stand out favourite)

Picks up pace as it goes along, like a real marathon, and a really strong finish - even if it doesn’t inspire me to run a real one.

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Brilliant writing and performances

Incredible comedians. Really funny. Brilliant writing. Loved it and can’t wait for more from Mark Watson.

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Brilliant!

Top work from Mark Watson! A fantastic cast, incredible writing and funny, thoughtful stories - I could have happily listened to all six hours in one go.

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A funny marathon of a listen!

Enjoyed this immensely, layers of clever humour yet a narrative to follow. From wry smiles to laugh out loud am loving the journey. Try it!

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Loved it

Great idea, well executed. An absolute joy! Listened to it in my car, whilst *pretending* I was fit enough to run a marathon.

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