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 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. 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. 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.
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, being developed for television.
Mark is also 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 Filmon.com launch in Central London, and exclusively hosting the Dark Knight Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square for Warner Bros, to name but a few.
"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…"
Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards 2013
"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 Debate: Which is The Best Batman Movie?
"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