Chris Martin: This Show has a Soundtrack

Chris Martin is trying something a little different this year by having his show underpinned with a musical soundtrack. One wonders why as after it’s mentioned at the beginning, it's isn’t really utilised in any interesting ways. It's a nice idea but never really alters the show one way or the other.

Solid observational comedy delivered by an affable up and comer.

It is enjoyable stand up though, Martin’s easy going approach to jokes and delivery works. It's accessible and understood and has the ability to please a wide range of audiences.

At first the topic of the shows seems that it might be about the difference between real life and films. This soon gets forgotten and mostly revolves around the relationship between mum and dad and how it mirrors his relationship with his fiancé. Some stuff works well, a routine about builders shouting at women especially so. Other bits don't aren’t strong throughout but there is always enough going on to make sure you don’t get bored.

I can recommend this show if you like solid observational comedy delivered by an affable up and comer, those looking for something more experimental as the title suggest will be disappointed, but that shouldn’t put any one off.

Reviews by James W. Woe

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The Blurb

Movies always have soundtracks … so why can’t stand-up? Join ‘one of the UK’s best observationalists’ (Guardian), for just that in a new hour of comedy … to an original soundtrack. ‘Destined for greatness’ (Times).