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Mark is an up and coming Autistic Comedian from Gants Hill. This area has been known for producing a wide range of talented performers. Its also where the cast of TOWIE film their show. Mark is relatively new to the Comedy Scene and began 3 years ago performing in his first showcase, whilst traveling South East Asia, in Saigon, Vietnam. (You werent there man!). After a successful showcase he was inducted into the Comedy Saigon Hall of Fame (genuinely true). Since his arrival back SE Asia he decided that performing in a total different part of the world wasnt terrifying enough he decided to give Stand up Comedy a go in London!

After attending some City Academy Workshops he performed his Second Showcase at The Comedy Pub in Soho.

He also performed at the Backyard Comedy Club at a Showcase organised by Ultra Comedy on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

Since then Mark has been performing at various open mic venues across London

Winner of Comedy Virgins Open Mic Competition-Monday 3rd December 2018 The Cavendish Arms

Fantastic set. Although Im not too sure about those incest jokes (Marks Mum)

Boo youre shit (Marks Evil Twin)

Quarter Finalist Max Turner Competition February 2020.

Runner up at G&B New Act Comedy Competition May 2020

Comedy Store Manchester Gong Show Finalist-January 2021

Winner of Online Gong Show South Kensington Comedy Night May 2020

Mark also runs a successful 5 star reviewed disability and mental health themed comedy night called Laugh-Able. Recently Laugh-Able put on a successful showcase after Mark delivered comedy workshops for acts with Mental Health Conditions and Disabilities

Laugh-Able Recently Collaborated with Sounds Proper Comedy to raise money for Mental Health Charity CALM and had TV Comic and Ambassador to the charity Rosie Jones headlining

He also runs a podcast called the Autism Hour, interviewing Autistic Comedians about their diagnosis and their comedy

Lastly Mark has recently teamed up with Benny Shakes to Co Host Gameshow "Below The Belt" and Panel Shows such as "Two Crips One Cam" and "Benny Shakes it up

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