Mark Thomas

Comedian + Presenter + Reporter + Columnist
Born Apr 11, 1963

Mark Clifford Thomas is an English comedian, presenter, political activist and reporter from south London. He first became known as a guest comic on the BBC Radio 1 comedy show The Mary Whitehouse Experience in the late 1980s. He is best known for political stunts on his show, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product on Channel 4. Thomas describes himself as a "libertarian anarchist."… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Thomas.


1963 Birth Born on April 11, 1963.


1974 11 Years Old Mark Thomas was born in South London. His mother was a midwife and his father a self-employed builder (and ex-lay preacher). Thomas was educated at Macaulay Church of England Primary School, Victoria Rise, Clapham until 1974, where his party trick was to recite the first verses of the four gospels from memory. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old …  He then became the resident stand-up comic on Saturday Zoo, a Channel 4 comedy series first screened in 1993 and appeared on an episode of Have I Got News for You. … Read More
2001 38 Years Old …  He wrote a regular column for the New Statesman between 2001 and 2007. … Read More


2005 42 Years Old Whilst promoting this book on his latest tour, Thomas is also organising mass lone demonstrations, in protest at the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, which prevents any demonstrations around London's Parliament Square without prior police approval. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old In 2006, he was added to the Guinness Book of Records for most demonstrations held on one day: 20 individual protests in 20 different locations. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old In 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bradford, for services to peace and for his work as a comedian, political activist, presenter and investigative journalist, especially for his effective campaigning on the ethics of the arms trade. … Read More
2009 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Thomas launched the Huddersfield Policy postcard campaign, petitioning the Queen with protests against the prospect of a state funeral for Margaret Thatcher.
2010 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2010, Thomas was awarded £1200 compensation for a search carried out by police in 2007. … Read More


2015 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Thomas told The Independents Adam Jacques: "I try to find the good in my enemies. … Read More
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