Comedy fans told to expect something a bit different when Mark Thomas visits the Lichfield Garrick

It’ll be a case of stand-up, but not as you know it when Mark Thomas takes to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick.

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

He brings his new show Trespass to the city on March 19.

But ahead of the date, he told LichfieldLive that comedy fans will be able to enjoy something a bit different.

“The show is going to be a mixture of theatre, journalism and politics,” he said. “The audience will love it because it is a unique way of performing comedy – it is going beyond the norm.”

With a varied career and a comedy CV which has seen him take his shows to places like New Zealand, New York and Palestine, Mark believes he’s learned to tailor his show to different crowds.

And he admits that the audience reaction is what keeps him going out on stage.

“I have been doing this for 30 years now,” he said. “I love doing it.

“I have always wanted to be a performer from the age of 16, so this doesn’t feel like a job to me. It’s what I love to do.

“The best response I have got from an audience is when they join in at the end or want to come up to me at the end of the show.”

But despite being able to read an audience, there’s one viewer who he can always rely on to give him honest feedback.

“My wife comes and watches my shows and gives me advice,” Mark said. “It’s either a thumbs up or a thumbs down from her!”

Doors open for the show 8pm and tickets can be booked by calling 01543 412121 or visiting