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Comedy.co.nz Productions Ltd Presents 

Chris Martin

Responsibilliness

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He sold out his shows at the 2013 Festival, and is back in 2014 with a new show.

Fresh from supporting Milton Jones’s UK tour, Chris will explore the difficulties of being a ‘man-child’ using his upbeat over-analytical logic.

Top 10 Comedy Podcasts – The Guardian, UK.

Download their podcast Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast at iTunes.

“One of the UK’s best young observationalists” – The Guardian, UK

“Destined for greatness” – The Sunday Times, UK

“Tight, well structured, funny and original” – Chortle.co.uk

"A clever and confident observational comic" - Theatreview.org.nz

Watch Chris Martin's interview alongside Stuart Goldsmith on FOUR Live here!

www.comedy.co.nz

 

Showing In:

Auckland

Dates:

Fri 25 & Sat 26 April, Tue 29 April - Sat 3 May, 7.15pm

Venues:

Loft at Q Theatre, Auckland

Tickets:

Adults $32.00
Conc. $28.00
Groups 10+ $28.00* service fees may apply

Bookings:

09 309 9771

Show Duration:

1 hour
 

Critics Review

Ingrid Grenar - KeepingupwithNZ.com'4 Stars - His anecdotal style and slightly distracted mind takes you on a journey around his paranoia and irritations, as well as those ‘I wonder what would happen if’ moments...'open/close
Becoming a NZ Comedy Festival favourite, Chris Martin is back for the third year with another new show Responsibilliness.

His life has changed since we saw him last. He’s in love and is cohabiting for the first time. This joy in his personal life has given him lots of material, from the excess shedding of his girlfriends long locks to the art of hugs and kissing.

Another life changing event leads to some depressing times which culminated in… wait for it…going to McDonalds! This routine went down a storm and sparked further evaluation around middle class food snobbery. How do you pronounce ‘Quinoa’ anyway? However it was his finale that you will walk out the room giggling about. One of life’s true conundrums puts Chris in a toilet situation anyone could find themselves in and it turns nasty!

Chris Martin is a likeable comic whose stage confidence is that of a friendly chat. Fast thinking with well crafted material means he keeps the audience in the palm of his hand.

This was the first night he had performed his new show so I expect this will develop and change over time. The material was strong but some parts didn’t quite flow yet, with one discussion on Aliens seemingly abandoned. His anecdotal style and slightly distracted mind takes you on a journey around his paranoia and irritations, as well as those ‘I wonder what would happen if’ moments.

You really feel like you are meeting the person during his show. His likability shines through his relatable everyday comedy musings.

Read more: http://keepingupwithnz.com/2014/04/26/chris-martin-the-loft-q-theatre/
Morgan Fee - The Daily Blog'4 Stars - He is one of those comics of a higher class who maintains a certain composure and confidence that inspires the trust of his audience. It is this slickness combined with his own brand of sincere relatability that makes Martin such an enjoyable performer...'open/close
The self-titled ‘other Chris Martin’ is a young English comedian who charms his audience almost immediately. His latest show at the comedy festival, Responsibilliness, is an exercise in easy, well-crafted observational humour that has the intimate flavour of having a great conversation with a funny guy.

Regrettably, my ability to reflect on the completeness of the show is somewhat limited as I was a little late. Martin didn’t let me get away with my attempt to enter incognito when he, un-phased, diverted from his set to swiftly deal to my tardiness.

Seamlessly, Martin adapts his polished and thought-through work to give it a fresh, off-the-cuff feel. He is one of those comics of a higher class who maintains a certain composure and confidence that inspires the trust of his audience. It is this slickness combined with his own brand of sincere relatability that makes Martin such an enjoyable performer. Would highly recommend.

Chris Martin’s Responsibilliness is running until Saturday 3rd May at Q Theatre, after which he will perform from 6th – 10th of May alongside his comedy partner Carl Donelly at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington.

See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/04/30/review-chris-martin-4-stars/#sthash.IdZubziA.dpuf
The Daily Blog - Thedailyblog.co.nz'... well-crafted observational humour that has the intimate flavour of having a great conversation with a funny guy. 'open/close
The self-titled ‘other Chris Martin’ is a young English comedian who charms his audience almost immediately. His latest show at the comedy festival, Responsibilliness, is an exercise in easy, well-crafted observational humour that has the intimate flavour of having a great conversation with a funny guy.

Regrettably, my ability to reflect on the completeness of the show is somewhat limited as I was a little late. Martin didn’t let me get away with my attempt to enter incognito when he, un-phased, diverted from his set to swiftly deal to my tardiness.

Seamlessly, Martin adapts his polished and thought-through work to give it a fresh, off-the-cuff feel. He is one of those comics of a higher class who maintains a certain composure and confidence that inspires the trust of his audience. It is this slickness combined with his own brand of sincere relatability that makes Martin such an enjoyable performer. Would highly recommend.

Chris Martin’s Responsibilliness is running until Saturday 3rd May at Q Theatre, after which he will perform from 6th – 10th of May alongside his comedy partner Carl Donelly at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington.

For the original review head to:
http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/04/30/review-chris-martin-4-stars/#sthash.4bXXno5W.dpuf

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