Thursday, September 21

Mark Watson – Pleasance Courtyard

Mark Watson’s stand-up was an experience that began with a unique twist, we started a bit late, and Watson was in the audience, seating people. The venue was buzzing with energy as Watson effortlessly engaged with the sold-out crowd, leaving no doubt that his reputation as a naturally funny comedian was well-deserved.

Seamlessly blending prepared material with improvisation, the show’s modern touches, such as hologram acts and discussions around the impact of COVID, reflected his adaptability to the changing times. Watson’s ability to navigate through topics as diverse as divorce, parenthood, and technology advancements showcased his versatility as a storyteller.

Watson’s humour truly shone when he recounted anecdotes about tech advancements, and his son’s curious encounters. One standout moment was when he shared his son’s Google searches about him, getting a big laugh from the crowd.

Throughout the show, Watson’s storytelling remained consistently strong. Even unexpected interruptions, like the loud plane passing overhead, became opportunities for Watson to showcase his quick wit.

Mark Watson’s stand-up was a journey of laughter, reflections, and memorable moments. The show was a testament to his status as a comedy icon; Watson’s performance was nothing short of a masterclass in stand-up comedy, leaving the audience thoroughly entertained.

Reviewer: Stephanie Dunk

Reviewed: 12th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.