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Chris Martin: The One And Only Chris Martin (So Comedy)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Chris Martin, self-proclaimed “good boy”, has an affable demeanour on stage that makes him hard not to like. He delivers the typical observational and anecdotal comedy set, but his jokes are well-crafted and slick and, despite it not being particularly original, I still found myself laughing throughout. Martin maintains his “good boy” status here, being kind and good-natured in his humour, while his self-deprecating jokes about his own need for reassurance are particularly charming and relatable. His management of the audience is excellent, dealing expertly with hecklers and riffing well with the room. If you’re looking for a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, perhaps with family members, this is an ideal show.

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lizzie Milton]