Mark Simmons

As Seen on BBC's Mock The Week

DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes at The Edinburgh Fringe (2017, 2019 & 2022)

'One of the UK's preeminent pun merchants...the quickest quipster in show business' Evening Standard

174k followers on TikTok, 95k followers on Instagram, 120k on Facebook

Mark is “The UK’s pre-eminent pun merchant” (Evening Standard). His debut tour, Quip Off the Mark has sold over 16,000 tickets at 130+ dates across the country including sold out dates at the Leicester Square Theatre three times, Lowry Quays Theatre, Leeds City Varieties, and Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatre twice, The Stand Newcastle and Canterbury's Gulbenkian. Mark he has placed in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017, 2019, & 2022. He was nominated for Best Show by the Amused Moose Comedy Award Fringe Show 2017. Mark has become a social media sensation for his quick responses on stage with over 104k followers on Facebook and 80k followers on Instagram. He has starred in two episodes of Mock The Week, appeared on BBC Radio Four multiple times and on ITV’s Out There. 

Mark has a podcast Jokes With Mark. In each episode, Mark invites a fellow comic such as Sean Walsh, Angela Barnes and Rhys James to discuss their worst material and why it didn’t work. All episodes now available on Apple, Spotify and Acast.

“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ****

A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing” Chortle **** 

“Gags of the highest order” Broadway Baby ****

Edinburgh Festival Magazine **** | @JokesWithMark