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Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon

Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

Monologues, sketches and stories set at the Virgin Money London Marathon, narrated by some of the biggest and best names in comedy.

Tens of thousands of runners descend on London for one of the biggest events of the year... but there's a lot more to the Virgin Money London Marathon than just running.

Over thirteen episodes crammed with some of comedy's brightest talents and the odd celebrity cameo, we get inside the minds of: a man who's entered the race by accident; an aunt being blackmailed by her niece; a ghost doomed to haunt the course for eternity; a woman who develops an unusual relationship with her phone; and a couple who are about to get engaged with disastrous consequences... among many others.

Hosted by Mark Watson and featuring Ricky Gervais, Sara Pascoe, David Baddiel, Adam Kay, Angela Barnes, Rufus Hound, London Hughes and dozens more, this is a 'day in the life' comedy ride through the famous race.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon to your library, you'll get all 13 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes.

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  • Paul Matthews
  • 11-03-2019

Bloody brilliant!

Watson has brought together an amazing amount of comedy talent and given them astonishingly good monologues. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after listening to the first episode I went straight on to the next six! Really, really funny and the little twists that come in later episodes are excellent!

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  • H L
  • 08-03-2019

Follow the yak – he's got your back

Part "coverage" of the London Marathon, part eavesdropping on conversations and internal monologues of the runners, spectators, even the people handing out the water bottles – I'm really enjoying this series so far.

Episode one has a runner upset at how few sponsors he's got, and an aunt struggling to cope with a devious niece waiting for her mum to run past.

Brilliantly performed by the cast, and wonderfully written. Touching, funny, relatable and surreal – well worth a listen.

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  • Mr. P. S. Breen
  • 04-03-2019

Comic Genius...

Mark Watson is a comic genius. This is among his best work. Hilarious, sharp, tender and in places quite moving. What a gift this series is. A must for all runners.

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  • Dan
  • 18-03-2019

very funny

first episode was pretty good, second was even better - thought the Derren Brown bit was exceptional, really made me chuckle!

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  • Delyth Jones
  • 04-03-2019

Excellent Comedy Series - loved it!

This is a brilliant series of comedy episodes on an ambitious scale, typical of Mark Watson’s skilful writing and amazing ability to invent extraordinary stories. It’s laugh-out-loud funny with a brilliant and varied cast. The production values are excellent too. The intertwining stories and genuinely hilarious characters make it a really rewarding listen. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

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  • Vix
  • 07-03-2019

Something for everyone

Hugely talented cast and a really fun premise - realistically relatable in parts alongside some more surreal characters, that hang together thanks to the clever writing. Mark is excellent at creating fully realised individuals within minutes and it had a good balance of clever imagery and sound to evoke the spirit of the race alongside some big laughs from the narrative (episode 5 was my stand out favourite)

Picks up pace as it goes along, like a real marathon, and a really strong finish - even if it doesn’t inspire me to run a real one.

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  • Daniel Woodrow
  • 11-03-2019

Brilliant!

Top work from Mark Watson! A fantastic cast, incredible writing and funny, thoughtful stories - I could have happily listened to all six hours in one go.

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  • Cshaw
  • 04-03-2019

Brilliant writing and performances

Incredible comedians. Really funny. Brilliant writing. Loved it and can’t wait for more from Mark Watson.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-05-2019

So bad

None of the stories were funny. I didn't laugh once. I'm so glad I didn't waste any money on on it

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  • G. J. Krupa
  • 26-04-2019

Just not funny

I'm normally a fan of Mark Watson but aside from a few moments (e.g. Romesh Ranganathan as a clueless yogi) it just didn't appeal at all. Easter eggs like the characters from earlier sketches cropping up in the background also normally appeal but here they just served to reming me of earlier failures to make me laugh.

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