Development Producer | Hat Trick Productions & Performer

Top credits: ‘Sabotage’, ‘Armstrong And Miller’, ‘Kevin Bishop Show’.

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Mark Talbot is a comedy writer, producer and performer. He works at Hat Trick Productions as a Comedy (Development) Producer working with a host of comedy talent and broadcasters, especially BBC and Channel 4. Mark also writes and performs stand up comedy.




‘Watney Market’ – Co-creator, Writer & Producer 

‘WTA Superfan Online Virals’ – Development Producer & Producer

‘The Ladies Series’ – Development Producer & Producer

‘Comedylab: Happy Finish’ – Co-creator, Development Producer & Producer

‘Jesus Christ News Of The World Exclusive! Sketch’ – Writer, Producer & Director

‘E4 Funny Cut: The Viewing’ – Development Producer & Producer

‘The Ladies Series 1’ – Development Producer & Producer

‘3G Doctor Mobile Virals’ – Writer


From 2006-07 Mark worked as the Assistant to the Head of Comedy at Hat Trick and was involved in the production of programmes such as ‘Fonejacker 1’ for C4, ‘Armstrong and Miller’ for BBC1, ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ for BBC3 and pilots ‘Too Much Too Young’ for BBC1 and ‘The Branch’ for ITV.




Mark was the Resident Host and Producer for ‘Sabotage Comedy Night’, ‘Sabotage Camden’, Sabotage Soho House’.


With ‘Sabotage’ Mark has single-handedly promoted and produced one of the most exciting and underground comedy nights in London. Featuring exclusive sets from Stephen Merchant, Stewart Lee, Jim Jeffries and other leading stand ups. Recognitions include Time Out Critics’ Choice and The Sunday Times recommendation.  


‘Ashen’s Tech Dump’ - Hat Trick, BBC Comedy Extra

‘In The Gloaming’ – Podcast Episode 2

‘You’ve Actually Been Framed with Brendon Burns’ -

‘Blatant Camera With Dom Joly’ -

‘Gunfingers’ -

‘Tonightly’ - Objective/C4

‘Kevin Bishop Show’ - Objective/C4

‘Gag Off’ - Virgin media

Comedian Panellist ‘North V South’(Nuts TV)

Part of the ‘Four Bad Men Stand Up’ Edinburgh show

‘Christian Wright – taster tape’ - Hat Trick/C4

Warm up ‘The Weekly Show’– Bwardk/E4 radio

Warm up for ‘Armstrong And Miller’ try outs - Hat Trick/BBC1

‘Sabotage Virals’ - jokes hunt, venue hunt


Mark has also performed open spots, paid spots and paid MC work for Avalon, OTK, CKP. Plus open spots for ‘Amused Moose Edinburgh Hot Starlets MC’. Plus open spots and 2 gigs at ‘Edinburgh Amused Moose Hot Starlets’ show.



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