Chris Martin: Spot The Difference
There is comedy for all types at this festival and many will definitely love Chris Martin - he’s young, confident, charming and quite good-looking. Martin opens by noting that we are judged on three things: our job, our eating habits and our relationship status. Cue humourous anecdotes and observational jokes related to these three topics: British people love eating meat (cucumbers are stupid!), going to the club without your ‘lads’ is creepy and so on. The young comic also pulls out his dad’s diet diary, reading funny excerpts between bits.
Martin is far from being a boring performer - he’s slick and often quite funny. Some parts fail a bit, like when he tries to state that a boring job does not make a boring person, but chooses to banter with the one person in the audience who says he’s an accountant and names football as his only interest (zzzz!).
It all feels too safe, while Martin possesses the kind of allure to go a bit deeper and make it work with most audiences. Just like the packed room tonight, he will make you laugh throughout his set, but you won’t be running to your friends to repeat any of these jokes.