2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Mark Watson's stand-up ranks alongside the sort with which higher profile comedians regularly hold stadia across the UK to ransome. By his own admission insecure and introspective, it might be this lack of cut-throat ambition that instead sees him playing to modest but very respectable audiences in far nicer places like the Bristol Hippodrome, where this DVD was filmed.
He seems perfectly happy with his status, though, and this comes across in this lovely stroll through some of his best material from his his radio and stand-up work over the last few years. To that end fans and followers will have heard a lot of it, but he does add a few other ad-libs and bits of audience… Read more
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Having heard Simon Amstell discuss this show on radio I knew not to expect the caustic edge of 'Buzzcocks', but I was still surprised by its unremittingly naval-gazing tone.
Peddling the self-effacing mannerisms of Mark Watson, Amstell ruminates on his vulnerability, his inability to fit in with most of humanity, his hapless love-life, and generally peppers this routine with heaps of existential angst.
But whereas Watson's high-energy, good-natured act gives the lie to any lack of confidence, I sometimes found Amstell's endless hand-wringing a touch irritating.
Yes this is intelligent, thought-provoking stuff...but funny? Sometimes I longed for him to get a bit of backbone… Read more