Sunday 19 August 2012 | By Holly Close
ED2012 Comedy Review: Mark Watson – The Information (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management)
Fast-talking and whippet-smart, Mark Watson has a knack for finding the comic potential in every sentence – even if that sentence is just the word “ham” repeated over and over again, as he explains a misjudged phonecall to a meat-based customer helpline. This phonecall is just one of the things that caused the charmingly shambolic Bristolian to reassess how much of his information is out there, waiting to be misused by cabs drivers or bearded Scottish comedians. Of course, this doesn’t stop him from collecting information about his own audience, but this provides the basis for some wonderfully non-confrontational banter and an insight into one of Watson’s trademark schemes. You’d be a fool to miss it.
Assembly George Square, 1-27 Aug (not 13, 20), 7.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Holly Close]