Multi award winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas has so much under his already politically expanded belt that there could not possibly be anything left in this world untouched by his investigations. His last UK tours, ‘The Manifesto’ and ‘Stupid Economy’, both sold out nationwide and inspired audiences across the UK to voice their own ideals. The results from ‘Manifesto’ were published in a pamphlet entitled The People’s Manifesto (Ebury Publishing) and the show has also been recorded as a Radio 4 series, due to be broadcast in January next year. So what next?
Never one to take the easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This is the story of 300 000 settlers; a 750 km wall; six arrests, one stoning; too much hummus and a simple question… can you ever get away from it all with a good walk?
Mark has become one of Britain’s most acclaimed comics as well as one of Britain’s most recognised and influential activists. After 25 years of performing, six series of the Mark Thomas Product and Mark Thomas Comedy Product with Channel 4, numerous documentaries, two books published by Ebury Press, radio programmes, changing the law on tax, secretly filming torturers, stinging arms dealers with school children, exposing abuses of civil liberties and corporate skulduggery, writing for the New Statesman and the Guardian, Mark has finally conceded that he might have a career yet.
Mark’s new book, Extreme Rambling-Walking the Wall will be released via Ebury Publishing in April.
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***** “Thomas has pretty much pushed his brand of intrusive and peripatetic comedy to the limit” THE TELEGRAPH
***** “Moving and inspiring…as gripping as any live performance you will see” THE GUARDIAN
**** “[Thomas] delivers an intelligent and entertaining tour of the one of the most fought-over patches of land on the planet…” THE TIMES