QUICK-FIRE comedian Mark Watson is returning to Warrington with some valuable life lessons.

The show, How You Can Almost Win, was put together after a surreal TV experience which taught him a thing or two after taking him out of his comfort zone.

In 2017, the 40-year-old – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

Admittedly, this wasn’t really the experience for him – mainly because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food, and generally not being scared and miserable.

Having said that, the experience did change the shambolic comedian for the better and now he’s written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him.

Mark burst onto the comedy scene almost 20 years ago when he was nominated in the Best Newcomer category in the Perrier Comedy Awards at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Since then he has regularly appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock the Week.

And little do many of his comedy fans know but Mark is also an established author.

His books include Hotel Alpha, Bullet Points, A Light-hearted Look At Murder and Eleven and The Knot. Following his efforts to halve his carbon footprint, he also wrote Crap At The Environment.

Mark Watson’s How You Can Almost Win tour comes to the Pyramid on September 12.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit parrhall.culturewarrington.org or call 442345.