PrettyGreen helps Mark Watson cross the 26.2 hour finish line for his comedy marathon with Audible
Comedian and novelist Mark Watson (Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You?, Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls), completed his 26.2 hours Comedy Marathon event with Audible, to celebrate the launch of his new Audible original podcast, Mark Watson’s Comedy Marathon.
Hosted at the Pleasance Theatre on 27th February, the night was packed with laughs and special appearances from Mark Watson’s Comedy Marathon contributors, including: Rufus Hound, Adam Hills, and Angela Barnes who all helped Mark get to the 26.2 hour finish line. PrettyGreen were there from start to finish, from producing the event, securing coverage pre and post show and getting stuck into the challenges.
Challenges ranged from Guilty Feminist podcast host Deborah Frances White singing Liza Minnelli’s Mein Herr dressed as Theresa May, to comedian Cerys Nelmes getting a tattoo of a brussels sprout with Watson’s face on it. Tim Key cut the hair of Watson’s doppelganger, while an audience member drew portraits of Bradley Walsh non-stop for the entire 26.2 hours.
All ticket proceeds were donated to the Dementia Revolution, a joint campaign run by charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. Over £20,000 was raised for Dementia Revolution from the event from a whole host of crazy challenges.
Available to download now exclusively at www.audible.co.uk/run, Mark Watson’s Comedy Marathon features a different British comedy star in each show. Each episode involves a hilarious, marathon-inspired comedy sketch. Amongst others, listeners will hear from a Tower of London ghost as they meddle mercilessly with a group of racers, a runner who gets stuck in a portaloo mid race, and a fancy dress Rhino ‘lad’ who quickly comes to regret those pints he downed before the starting air horn.
The event was picked up by the likes of Shortlist, Evening Standard, British Comedy Guide and London Event Listings publications.