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Mark Watson: I’m Not Here (Impatient Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Mark Watson Ed2016

Even if you’ve seen him on the TV (and you probably have), this accomplished stand-up will undoubtedly surpass your expectations. Mark Watson’s new show analyses common feelings of insignificance, identity and anxiety. These complex issues – increasingly relevant in today’s digital age – are approached with respect, but also with an abundance of light-hearted jokes. Commencing with the tale of an airport mess up, the story shifts to a number of humorous personal anecodotes: his son wishing to replace him with Spiderman, the embarrassment of being an invisible famous comedian. His jokes appear extremely natural and unrehearsed, and his exceptional audience interaction and improvisation made my night. Honest, human but also completely hilarious!

Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 ⎪[Lucrezia Pollice]