Chris Martin – Spot The Difference – Review

REVIEWED BY INGRID GRENAR

Chris Martin is back in NZ following his success with ‘Chris Martin No Not That One’ in 2012. The Classic main room was packed out for this already popular festival comedian.

Chris slightly swaggered on stage but not in an overly confident way. He had some great banter with the crowd and handled his audience well, even if they were interrupting. He is open and friendly and never offensive while still sounding in control.

There is a positive energy from the offset. He kept a great pace throughout the show as he dipped in and out of material and crowd interactions. As well as a great anecdotal style, Chris also delivers wonderful punchlines that can somewhat creep up on you.

His material mostly centers around his own neuroses but delivered in an upbeat way. Dogs, baths, death by Ebay or simply the lack of an alibi. He’s thought of it all. He’s worried about it all.

Some may think Chris is easily distracted as he jumps around topics and stories. However he does this with skill and his distractions are welcomed due to the resulting tangential anecdote.

Spot The Difference is an honest and fun take on life’s worries, frustrations, gripes and fears. Some wonderful reflections with a left field view.

Listen to Chris Martin on our KUWNZ Comedy Podcast.

Chris will be performing at The Classic, Auckland Tue 30 April – Sat 04 May – 7pm & Tue 7 – Sat 11 May –  7pm at the San Francisco Bathhouse , Wellington as part of NZ International Comedy Festival.

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