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Chris Martin – This Show Has A Soundtrack (So Comedy by arrangement with Troika/Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Chris Martin

No, not that Chris Martin. And no, the soundtrack in the title has no connection to Coldplay….basically, a musical score accompanies this otherwise straightforward hour of observational stand-up. Initially, running alongside a bit about action films, particularly Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken’, it all ties together nicely. However, as things progress, the connection with the music grows less apparent: in the absence of further signposting, you have to listen out, making it more distracting than complementary to the spoken material. It’s a nice idea with plenty of potential, and it seems a shame to be going on about it when there was some good, polished, affably-delivered comedy going on; but then, it really was distracting.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]