Martin Mor: A Man You Don't Meet Every Day
With every wall bedecked with paintings of the giant, tattooed, beardy, gruff-looking Martin Mor, nobody can say they haven’t been forewarned. Mor’s room-filling, generous boisterousness and his G-force laugh make this show one you’re not likely to forget.
Mor’s audience chat is the ace in his hand – he includes every person in the room, whether they asked for it or not, treating the whole venue as a stage. He’s a performer in the most comprehensive sense, not just standing there telling jokes but ruffling the crowd up, making this show as much about us as about him. Even those most reluctant to join in couldn’t help but fall for that glint in his eye.
The concept is genuinely interesting; how do other people see you? And the show becomes a hilarious show-and-tell affair, with paintings, photographs, and descriptions from children. With the scrapbook of stories he tells from his life, it’s like meeting some amazing bloke down the pub that you tell all your friends about later.
Lively, laugh-a-minute, and so perfectly unscripted in parts, this show is a brilliant start to a night at the Fringe. So how do I see Mor now? Imagine the BFG on a motorbike with a wicked sense of humour.