MULTI-award-winning comedian Mark Watson will be appearing at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre as part of his ‘This Can’t Be It’ tour.

Known for appearing on Live at the Apollo and Taskmaster, Mark will be performing on June 2 as part of his new tour which was inspired by taking a life expectancy test using an app on his phone and discovering he could expect to reach 78.

Mark said: “This will be my third or fourth time I’ve come down to Kendal. I’m really looking forward to it - it’s a lovely place to perform.

“It’s been three years since my last proper tour and it’s not always been easy to find venues in the Lakes as it's such a big area with large patches of it not that densely populated.

“Kendal is a nice one to put in the mixture.

“It’s picturesque and it’s been a fixture of my tours for a while.

“This week we’ve been every. We’ve been to York, Leeds, and Scunthorpe.

“It’s around 110 days for a tour.

“It’s great being back on tour. We did a lot of online stuff but its always better to be back with the audience."

Mark had a pretty lively lockdown.

With Tim Key and Alex Horne, he created the game ‘No More Jockeys’ which has now had more than 2 million YouTube views and found a rabid cult audience.

He published his most critically acclaimed book to date, ‘Contacts’, and wrote another, non-fiction, title for release this year.

He pioneered the Drive And Dine series of outdoor comedy gigs at the depth of the pandemic, and his company, Impatient, were one of the only ones to offer ‘tour shows’ run through Zoom calls, entertaining thousands of ticket-buyers deprived of other live comedy.

He also completed a trilogy of 24-hour online shows, raising around £70,000 for charities.

In March he curated the only overseas shows to be part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as part of their digital programme. For all this, he was one of the winners of Chortle’s Legends Of Lockdown awards, recognising comics who had gone above and beyond to entertain in these extreme times.