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Chris Martin – Passionate About The Pointless

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

This tightly written comedy show from Chris Martin showcased his wit, and proved it’s possible to be incredibly enthusiastic when talking about being irritated by minor events. A particularly funny diatribe against taking baths was followed by some effective audience participation, to root out those who decant their cereal into plastic tubs. Such trivialities may have dragged in less competent hands, but the show sailed by and the majority of gags raised laughter around the room. One or two extended jokes did feel a little contrived at times, and  occasionally it felt as though his irateness was slightly forced. I wouldn’t say I was incredibly passionate about the show, but seeing Chris Martin was certainly not pointless.

Pleasance Courtyard,  until 25 Aug, 7.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ian Freeman]