Stu Mather
Executive Producer in Comedy Entertainment
Sarah Tong
Director of Sales, Hat Trick International

Mark Talbot - Head of Comedy Development

Mark Talbot is a BAFTA award winning producer and Head of Comedy Development at Hat Trick.

After starting life at Hat Trick as the office runner, once the art of tidying the stationery cupboard was mastered, he moved on to ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1). He then became the Assistant to the Head of Comedy before becoming a Development Producer.

He was named a Broadcast Hotshot in 2011, and in 2013 he produced the comedy ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ (BBC3), winning a BAFTA award for Best Comedy. The second series was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment, and all three series have garnered various awards and nominations.

As Head of Comedy Development he manages the development team, focusing on new opportunities in the UK and internationally. His most recent credits include: ‘Brexaggedon’ (BBC2) the Rose D'Or nominated comedy about Brexit; ‘Revolting’ (BBC2) the Broadcast Award nominated satirical sketch show; and ‘Flack’ (UKTV/POP) a darkly comic drama set in the world of PR.

Since 2000 he has written and performed comedy and his live comedy night Sabotage, which has been running in London since 2006, has enjoyed two successful series on Radio4. He has performed at the Edinburgh festival and continues to write and perform.

He continues to create, develop, produce and Executive Produce shows for the UK and US networks.