Mark Thomas, has been a performer since 1985, he has toured the UK and abroad, has made seven series of his own show for Channel 4, worked as a comic, an activist and a writer. He still just about has a regular column in the New Statesman magazine.

Mark was born in South London on the 11th April 1963. His mum was a midwife, his dad a self employed builder (and ex lay preacher).

Mark went to local primary school and then won a scholarship to Christ's Hospital public school. Where he got some O-levels and A-levels.

He went to Bretton Hall in Yorkshire, in September 1981 and got a degree in Theatre Arts. Did shows in miner's soup kitchens and fund raisers during the strike. Mark still does an annual benefit show for the National Union of Mineworkers in Wakefield.

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