Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review - Mark Watson

Mark freely admits that he is a comedian that uses a lot of words, and he is correct He uses a lot of words, thankfully to great comedic affect, which he explains “it means audiences get value for money.”

While Mark will make comment about late comers – he kind of has to as the door is at the front of the room meaning audience members must walk across the front of the stage to get to their seats – the real reason to be on time is to ensure you do not miss out on any of the jokes.

Like the extras on a DVD, Mark starts spinning his rambling and often improvised humour well before the show actually starts. He creates his own directors cut before the [early] audience members eyes.

Mark appears to be introverted and apologetic, almost awkward but he uses this to his advantage. He engages and interacts effortlessly with the audience, his style ensure everyone feels as though they are in on the joke. In the end Mark loosely concoct a moral in an attempt to bring seemingly unrelated stories together - stories that he has seamlessly segued between throughout the evening. No moral or coherent story is necessary. When you are this good, being funny for funny’s sake is more than enough.


If you do want a show with a theme or common story thread then why not see http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2011/season/shows/darren-freak-freakuent-flyer

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