This Mark Watson gig suffered a most unfortunate pre-show fail and his fabulous response went wildly viral
The great Mark Watson is currently on tour and very possibly coming to a venue near you soon.
We mention this because at the weekend Mark was playing a gig in his home town of Bristol – specifically at the Tobacco Factory venue – when he suffered a most unfortunate pre-show fail.
Here’s his video of what happened (and what happened next) and it’s a fabulously funny watch.
Last night at beautiful @Tobacco_Factory I had a pre-show issue. Posted this pretty ordinary video. It has a million TikTok views now. The first comments: ‘I dislike his voice’ (I’ve had other ones, mate) and ‘would like to see him on Apollo!’ (easy; go back in time 13 years). pic.twitter.com/sNnh55OxHY
— Mark Watson – you know, from TikTok (@watsoncomedian) November 6, 2023
Here’s just a little bit of what he had to say his (very patient) audience.
‘There’s no other way to say it, I can’t get in.
‘It’s no-one’s fault.
‘We could do it here, but you paid for a seat and you paid to be in a room resembling a theatre so I just wanted you to know, in case it looks like I’m very complacent, just drinking at the bar, yes I am drinking at the bar, but I’m taking the situation as seriously as you are,’
And it turned out the clip proved popular. Really, really popular. So much so that Mark was moved to say this later on Twitter, in a state of mild (well, maybe more than mild) bemusement.
‘I am largely posting this to express a middle-aged man’s bemusement that this 60-second chronicle of a mildly amusing incident has had more attention than almost anything else I’ve put before the public in my life.
‘How do you adapt when your creative instincts are so doggedly long-form that your best work is a series of 24-hour-shows and a body of novels, but you find yourself in a world where people ideally like things to be around one minute long? Well, on we go, into the unknown.’
And just in case you were wondering, Mark (and everyone else) did indeed eventually get in.
This has been a long time in the making: all the 2023-24 tour dates in one place. The scale of this tour reflects demand for this show, reviews etc. which is lovely, but 'demand' alone means nothing. PLEASE BUY THE ACTUAL TICKETS. @seetickets @ImpatientUK https://t.co/QmRjQ9s1Bd pic.twitter.com/BgZIc6Cpmt
— Mark Watson – you know, from TikTok (@watsoncomedian) October 6, 2023