Mark Watson – Can I Briefly Talk To You About The Point Of Life? (FringeTIX)
Mark Watson @ Nova Cinema 2
8:30pm, Wed 5 Mar 2008
Mark Watson really tickled my comedy bone (oo-er) when I saw him last year, and the internet coughed up a wonderful six-part BBC Radio programme he performed (with Tim Minchin, no less) which was also quite brilliant. So a ticket to this show was more than highly desirable.
Watson started the show from within the small crowd, sitting about four rows back. After explaining himself and giving us quite specific instructions – which took a good ten minutes – he finally took to the stage to rapturous applause. Much of what was presented was familiar, but his imprecise and bumbling style makes the material feel fresh – and, let’s face it, he is bloody funny.
And that’s about all I have to say about that. Mark Watson is a very amusing chap, with a wonderfully affable style. Laid-back, yet engaging. Totally worth your time and money. Just be aware that he may not actually talk much about the Point Of Life.