TALENTED comedian Mark Watson makes an emotional return to Cambridge next month as part of his acclaimed national stand-up tour. British comedys rising star performs at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Wednesday, November 3 as he makes a heartfelt comeback to his old student digs and the place where he found everlasting love with his wife Emily. The 30-year-old star of BBC2s Mock the Week studied at Queens College, Cambridge and said he has quite a few blurry memories of being on Kings Parade during his happy years in the city, including watching some of his predecessors in the world of comedy strut their stuff on stage. He joked: Its probably the place with most sentimental attachment - certainly more than Grimsby or Hull. I go back to visit quite often and when Im on tour Im always grateful for the opportunity to come to Cambridge. Mark started his long climb up the comedy ladder shortly after he left university but had no idea he would one day be captivating audiences with his funny array of personal anecdotes and critiques of current affairs. The Bristol-born performer is modest about what he calls his sub-level of fame, saying: Ive been very fortunate with the timing of my career. The comedy scene has really exploded in past few years. One of his most notable gigs has been a 36-hour comedy marathon show in Edinburgh but even the comic himself admits: Its impossible to do gags the whole time. Its more like a crazed event and the atmosphere takes on a life of its own. During his Cambridge performance, he will try to make sense of his life and career as well as what it means to be important with a few well-crafted jokes about fatherhood, train journeys and an obsession with the trickster Derren Brown. He says he tries to stick to jokes about personal experiences as often as possible because thats the subject he knows best but still manages to slip in a few gags about current affairs. Last week he launched his new ITV4 show, Mark Watson Kicks Off, designed for sports fans with concessions to less sporty types and has just published his latest novel, Eleven. INFORMATION: Tickets cost £16.50 and are available from the Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office on 01223 357851.