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About

BIO

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel, yet lovable international star.

★★★★ "A remarkable talent ... A comic tour de force” EdFringe Review (U.K.)

★★★★ "As a storyteller he is a joy to experience" Mumble Comedy (U.K.)

★★★★ " A unique and witty perspective on thoughts that many have but rarely articulate" Adelaide Advertiser (Australia)

Top 50 Best One-Liners from the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 The Scotsman (U.K.)

Whilst living in New York for the past few years, the English Comedian of The Year Finalist, has earned notoriety from his peers and audiences alike in both live comedy clubs as well as on air where he made his TV debut on Fox’s Showtime at The Apollo. In 2018 he returned to U.S. television on Season 8 of NBC Comcast's knockout television show, Trial By Laughter, winning a place in the series final!

"Damn that dude is funny!" Steve Harvey, Showtime at the Apollo (U.S.)

Will is also the creator and producer of the hit show, Joke Thieves. This is the hilariously funny improv-style show whereby Will challenges top comedians to perform their own jokes and then each other’s! This has been made into a pilot for BBC2 and has toured across the world from the US to Australia.

★★★★ “See comics deconstructing each other's acts ... a truly electric night" The Scotsman (U.K.)

TV & RADIO CREDITS

NBC COMCAST's Trial by Laughter - Season 8 (Finalist) 2018

FOX's Showtime at the Apollo 2016

BBC2's Joke Thieves - Pilot (Creator/Associate Producer) 2014

BBC Radio 4 Extra's The Comedy Club 2014

BBC's Stand up for Comic Relief 2011

PRESS QUOTES

"Damn that dude is funny!" Steve Harvey, Showtime at the Apollo (U.S.)

"punctures an expectation and implies a whole bizarre reality in only 12 words" The Guardian (U.K.)

★★★★ "A remarkable talent ... A comic tour de force" Ed Fringe Review (U.K.)

★★★★ " ... no topic is taboo... a unique and witty perspective on thoughts that many have but rarely articulate" Adelaide Advertiser (Australia)

★★★★ "As a storyteller he is a joy to experience" Mumble Comedy (U.K.)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Top 10: Seattle International Comedy Competition 2018

Shortlisted: BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE Top 20 Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Finalist: NEW VARIETY LIVES (U.K.) NATY'S Awards 2018

Shortlisted: iNEWS (U.K.) 100 Best Ever Jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Shortlisted: THE SCOTSMAN (U.K.) Top 50 Best One-Liners from the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Shortlisted: BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE Top 25 Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Winner: CHORTLE AWARD (U.K.) Best Club Night, London 2015

Shortlisted: THE SCOTSMAN (U.K.) Top 50 Best Ever Jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Shortlisted: TIME OUT (Dubai) Comedy Gig of the Year 2015

Shortlisted: THE LIST (U.K.) Top 5 Comedy Shows of the Year 2014

Finalist: English Comedian of the Year Award 2014

Shortlisted: DAILY MAIL (U.K.) 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever 2013

Shortlisted: DAVE TV's (U.K.) Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

FESTIVALS & TOURS

Seattle International Comedy Competition, U.S. 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe, U.K. 2012-2018   [18 shows & 12 sell-out runs]

Brighton Fringe, U.K. 2013, 2014 & 2018

Folken Comedy Festival, Norway 2018

NBC Comcast's Trial by Laughter Festival, U.S. 2017

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, U.S. 2017

Stand Up New York Comedy Festival, U.S. 2017

Schtick Shift: Asia Tour 2016   [13 dates across 6 countries]

Bridgetown Comedy Festival, U.S. 2016   [show producer]

Magner's International Comedy Festival, Asia 2014 & 2015

Joke Thieves: World Tour 2015   [54 dates across 3 continents]

Iceland Comedy Festival 2015

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia 2015

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia 2015

Glasgow International Comedy Festival, U.K. 2014

Altitude Comedy Festival, Austria 2014

touMAZEing Comedy Festival, Norway 2014

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, U.K. 2013

Den Store Humorfestivalen, Norway 2012