Mark Dolan is a comedian, stand-up comedian, presenter and writer.

Mark is best known for his Channel 4 documentary series, The World’s and Me, which featured the world’s smallest, tallest and hairiest people, as well as the fattest pet! The show was a critical and ratings success, the latest of which was transmitted in 2010. Mark’s debut book, The World’s Most Extraordinary People and Me, was published in 2010 by Harper Collins, and is inspired by the hit series.

Most recently Mark took the challenge of presenting If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World with the notoriously controversial columnist and ex-Apprentice contestant on TLC.

In 2014 Mark was a contestant on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me Celebrity Christmas Special. Mark took the traditional approach by impressing the other celebs with his Victorian themed menu, crowning him the winner of the show! Earlier on in the year Mark appeared on a 4Short show, Taxi Gags, in which the audience takes a ride with a hilarious comedian and their unusual musings. Mark also makes regular appearances on the London stand up circuit, delighting crowds with his quirky humour and onstage charm.

Between doing stand up and TV appearances, Mark is currently presenting a slot on Fubar Radio, every day from 10am. There’s a blend of music, current affairs, celebrity guests and top class comedy including The Top Ten at Ten – See more at: http://fubarradio.com/shows/dolan/#sthash.JEt26F6w.dpuf.

Past credits also include hosting three series of the raucous Channel 4 hit comedy show Balls of Steel, which broadcast from 2005 to 2008. He also hosted a spooky series for Channel Five in 2007, Urban Legends.

Mark previously indulged his passion for film from 2008 to 2011, as the writer and presenter of Sky’s flagship movie show 35mm, in which he reviewed the latest cinema releases and interviews the stars behind and in front of the camera. He has hosted 35mm since 2008. He is also a guest contributor on LBC’s Breakfast Show.

In 2012 Mark hosted Channel 4’s popular comedy panel show The Mad Bad Ad Show, which picked apart the world of advertising with regular team captains Micky Flanaghan and Mark Watson joined by guests including Sean Lock, Jason Manford and Miles Jupp.

Mark is one of the UK comedy circuit’?s most in demand MCs, with a Saturday night residency at Soho’s leading comedy venue, the Amused Moose. Following a successful run in 2007 of his Edinburgh Festival one man show, I?m Here to Help!, in which he helped solve the audience’s problems, Mark returned to the Fringe Festival in 2011 entitled Sharing Too Much. As a live MC, Mark delights audiences with a mix of topical humour, warm audience interaction and an unrivalled, polished delivery.

As a broadcaster, Mark launched both E4 and More 4 respectively as host of both the comedy show Show Me The Funny on E4, and The Last Word, the topical late night talk show, on More 4. His breakthrough came as star of The Richard Taylor Interviews, the hidden camera job interview show for C4.

He is currently developing a live comedy show called The Sex Guru, in collaboration with sexologist Wolfgang Weinberger. The show will embark on a nationwide tour later this year, alongside a monthly residency in the West End. The show is concurrently being developed for television.

As with his TV duties, Mark is a highly versatile live presenter and compere, having hosted the launch party of the Edinburgh Festival in front of an audience of 2000, presiding over the glittering Filmon.com launch in Central London, and exclusively hosting the Dark Knight Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square for Warner Bros. Mark has also hosted the 1st Annual Freelancer of the Year Awards, the Financial Times PIPA Awards, and the 4th Annual Conch Awards (sponsored by Pinewood Studios). In addition, Mark has chaired the Sky Movies Debate: Which is The Best Batman Movie?, acted as host and question master at Sky Media’s Pub Movie Quiz, and hosted the World Photography Awards in Cannes – to name but a few! In the summer of 2011 Mark hosted the Pimms Summer Party’s for competition winners in the UK.

Mark’s is a charming, quirky, intelligent and highly witty host, bringing a wealth of experience and professionalism to any event.

Mark did a fantastic job, everyone really enjoyed it and I had many comments back about what a great act it was.

Imperial Tobacco Key Account Meeting 2017


The event was amazing and a complete success ? I only wish I could book Mark for every event I do. He is an absolute pleasure to work with ? engaged totally with the guests and so very lovely. He did a brilliant set which was bespoke to the guests and it went down a storm.

Private Christmas Party via Blacklist Management Ltd


Mark was an absolute hit, thank you. He worked the spirited audience very well with an excellent comedy piece before the awards and made a real difference throughout. You are quite right, he is a really top chap.

YUNO JUNO FREELANCER AWARDS 2016


Mark was a great choice, the audience had a great reaction and everyone was laughing. He’s an absolute delight to work with and great fun!

EUROMONEY PRIVATE BANKING AWARDS 2016


Mark did a fantastic job – he was a great host and remained in control of the debate throughout, managing each speaker?s allotted time and engaging with the audience when the debate was opened to the floor. He had obviously spent time preparing for the debate and this, coupled with his extensive film knowledge, made him the perfect host for this event. The crowd response to him was really great too ? everyone we spoke to in the audience loved him and found him very funny!

SKY MOVIES BATMAN DEBATE


Just wanted to pass on our thanks to Mark for Thursday, he was absolutely brilliant we couldn?t have asked for any better, just what we wanted. It was a great evening, big success, so thank you both for helping us bring it together.

FREELANCER OF THE YEAR AWARDS


I just wanted to say thank you one more time for a great job last night. You were a total star! As promised, I will be definitely recommending you to all my colleagues and I am certain that I will find another event of mine for you to host in the not too distant future.

FT Advisor Online Awards, 2013


Mark Dolan was fantastic and such a wonderful host… [He was] easy to work with, dealt with a very difficult audience at a very difficult juncture in the days? proceedings. Charming, educated and a real team player… Mark was able to deliver in the face of very difficult circumstances, which is a testament to his professionalism. He was great with the audience once he had broken them down and grabbed their attention

ASSOCIATION OF EVENT ORGANISERS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013


Mark was extremely professional, polite and friendly. He arrived promptly and was well prepared, he even took the time with me to make sure his speech was worded correctly and that he was going to pronounce staff members names correctly. There was no real “celeb” status he was very down to earth and a pleasure to be around.?

LILAC SKY SCHOOLS 4TH ANNUAL EDUCATION AWARDS 2013


Mark Dolan was a dream to work with, absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From the minute he arrived to the very end Mark fully embraced the event with his charm and professional wisdom. On stage Mark captured the Pimm?s theme perfectly with a seamless and effortless comic flow throughout which extended off stage with his constant personal interaction embracing the entire occasion including all the guests, staff and crew.

PIMMS MY SUMMER PARTY CAMPAIGN WINNER?S EVENT 2011


Mark did a great job and received some very positive feedback from our guests.

SPEAKERS CORNER