A man with many unique talents! Mark’s startling abilities as a ventriloquist, combined with guitar playing and a wickedly daft sense of humour, have helped him become a sought after act on the stand-up comedy circuit.
Performing without a dummy, Mark throws his voice to create side-splitting routines on school life, freaking out drunks and pallbearers and the vagaries of censorship. His performances include a slew of silly voices, noises, vocal acrobatics, twisted songs and guitar histrionics.
Mark has been traversing the globe, trading his comedic wares in Singapore, Germany, France, Holland, Malta, Hungary, Cyprus, Poland, Prague and Croatia.
He’s no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival, having numerous shows under his belt there and has worn”¨out several Sat-Navs driving round the UK appearing in all the major comedy venues including Jongleurs, The Stand, The Comedy Store, The Glee Club and many more.
Mark is also an accomplished actor and presenter. He has appeared in numerous short films, including the award-winning, “Arthur’s amazing things,” directed by Martin Gooch and starring Emily Booth,”¨Linsey Dawn McKenzie and Leslie Phillips.
He has also starred in and wrote, “lipsmackin” a pilot for BBC three, was the winning comedian on gagging for it (Channel 5) and taught Ant and Dec on the screen how to do ventriloquism for their “Saturday Night Take-Away” (ITV). He has applied his comic talents to an advertising campaign for “Stimerol” in the Netherlands, which meant he had to endure filming in Cuba, with 10 glamorous “¨models, and also a campaign including voice-overs for the Royal Bank of Scotland, which was”¨far less glamorous! Mark has also lent his voice to the radio, playing the character Dewey in two series”¨of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom “Elephants to Catch Eels” from the writers of “Dead Ringers”.
For six years Mark presented on Nickelodeon, where he fronted the shows, “The Crunch”, “MeTV”, “Nick Heads” and “Slime across the UK”. Mark also performed in Nickelodeon’s flagship Saturday show “Ross Lee’s Ghoulies” playing Tarquin the zombie butler and Mr Budgie, Ross’s pet head in a birdcage.
Mark also appeared in a broadcast pilot for Aardman (the creators of Wallace and Gromit) on CBBC called “Men in Coats”, a show that combined fast-paced visual comedy and illusion with Mark starring as Moe one of the Men in Coats.
Mark has performed at The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Comedy Cafe, Up the Creek and many other venues up and down the country and abroad, including art centres, theatres, universities and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Off the Kerb Roadshow (Venue: The Pleasance) Edinburgh Festival
Noel James & Company (Venue: The Tron) Edinburgh Festival
The Midnight Show (Venue: Gilded Balloon) Edinburgh Festival
Freelance Fool: Solo Show (Venue: The Pleasance Dome) Edinburgh Festival
Men in Coats, Aardman/CBBC 2010
The One Show, BBC 1
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV (Granada TV)
Gagging For It, Channel 5 (Chrysalis)
Lipsmackin’, BBC 3 (Angel-Eye)
Jamie and Anna’s Big Weekend”¨Ross Lee’s Ghoulies
Slime Across The UK
MeTV series 2 & 3
Nickheads series 1 & 2
Project Huxley (Performer) Dir. Simon Brown
To My Only Son (Performer) Dir. John Dower (Passion Pictures)
Eddie’s Sticky End (Performer) Dir. Martin Gooch (Antelope Entertainment)
Arthur’s Amazing Things (Performer) Dir. Martin Gooch (Nicked Films)
Elephants to Catch Eels, Series 1 & 2 BBC Radio 4