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Martin Croser – Funny Bone China (Martin Croser / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

Martin Croser entertains with a varied set of storytelling, complaining and, sometimes, bellowing. He approaches his stand-up from an observational perspective, but aims to transform it into something more creative and original. One moment takes a pun based on a headline from ‘The Sun’ and twists it into an extended discussion, with illustrations, on deviant shapes. Croser also introduces a touch of theatrical surrealism, with character monologues sprinkled throughout. His performance could sometimes do with a little more polish, with lines mumbled or misremembered. But ‘Funny Bone China’ is at its heart a very funny show, easily deserving of an audience larger than the four people I watched it with.

The Dram House, until 24 Aug (not 13), 1.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Tom Bateman]