Mark Watson Q&A

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Mark Watson

‘Famous Last Words’ with the comedian and novelist…

Last thing you did that made you feel good?
I bought a Big Issue. And actually read some of it, too. Partly because Gruff from the Super Furry Animals was in it. But partly out of social concern. (Cough.)

Last thing you’d want to be doing right now?
For a while I did a temp job filing death certificates in a very cold warehouse. I’d be fairly gutted to go back there right now.

mark watson comedianLast night on Earth… What’s your poison?
Red wine. I suppose sex, as well. The two go together pretty well and if it’s my last night on earth, hell, let’s enjoy it.

Last supper… What are you ordering?
Sausages and mash. Baked beans. Apple pie. Then a coffee. Might as well draw it out, if I’m going to die afterwards.

“Find someone who makes you laugh”

Last person you’d want to share a drink with?
Jeremy Clarkson. We’re very different people, I think it’s fair to say.

Last time you shed a tear and why?
Listening to ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’ by Brook Benton. That song makes me weep like a baby. But not as noisily.

Last refuge… where would you go?
My mum always says ‘even if you went to prison, we’d still love you’. I hope not to have to call her bluff on it.

Last the course… tips on loot, love & life?
Loot: always assume you have less than you do, e.g. as soon as you earn anything, mentally subtract a third. Love: find someone who makes you laugh. Life: I’ll let you know in 40 years.

Last but one… random question: How come Rhod Gilbert got the Welsh tourism gig? You’re much better looking.
Many ladies would disagree, I’m afraid. Also, he’s much more Welsh.

Famous Last Words?
‘Ah well. Did my best.’


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