Mark Dolan

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Mark is best known as the presenter of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 documentary series, The World’s and Me, where he went on the search for the world’s smallest, tallest and hairiest people and even discovered the world’s fattest pet. In 2010, Mark wrote The World’s Most Extraordinary People and Me which was inspired by the series.

Mark’s breakthrough came on the hidden camera show The Richard Taylor Interviews in 2002 for C4.  Since then, Mark helped launched both E4 and More 4 respectively as host of Show Me The Funny on E4, and The Last Word on More 4. More recently, Mark took on the challenge of co-hosting If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World (TLC) alongside the notoriously controversial columnist and ex-Apprentice contestant herself, Katie Hopkins.

Mark has also appeared on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me Celebrity Christmas Special, winning the show after impressing the other celebrity guests with his Victorian themed menu. In 2012, Mark hosted the Channel 4 panel show The Mad Bad Ad Show, in which he, alongside team captains Micky Flanagan and Mark Watson and other comedic guests, unravelled the world of advertising. He has also made appearances on Channel 4’s Taxi Gags and Balls of Steel and hosted Urban Legends on Five.

Mark is also a regular stand-up comedian and radio DJ. He currently presents a collective of popular music, current affairs and celebrity guests on Funbar Radio. He is also a regular guest presenter on LBC’s radio Breakfast Show. Mark also regularly MC’s at Soho’s leading comedy venue, the Amused Moose and returned to the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 after a successful stint of his 2007 one man show I’m here to help! In which he acted as agony aunt to an array of problems volunteered by his audience.

Currently, Mark is developing a live comedy show called The Sex Guru, a work in collaboration with Austrian sexologist Wolfgang Weinberger.


Mark hosted the 1st Annual Freelancer of the Year Awards, the Financial Times PIPA Awards, and the 4th Annual Conch Awards (sponsored by Pinewood Studios). He has fronted at the Edinburgh Festival’s launch party and broadcast live from the premiere of the 2008 Batman sequel, The Dark Knight from Odeon Leicester Square. Mark has also presided over the glittering Filmon.com launch in Central London, acted as host and question master at Sky Media’s Pub Movie Quiz, hosted the World Photography Awards in Cannes and chaired Sky Movies Debate: Which is The Best Batman Movie? 

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

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 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

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