FRINGE PREVIEW: Chris Martin: No. Not That One

Chris Martin (No. Not that one)

Chris Martin (No. Not that one)

“I quickly disappointed a lot of people,” says Chris Martin, talking about a recent appearance at a charity gig where he suspects a lot of the audience thought they were going to see his namesake. “But then I quickly made a lot of people happy.”

Taking time out from his busy schedule (of ‘watching YouTube videos’), Chris says he has no problems sharing his name with the Coldplay singer. In fact, he’s made a point of it in his show’s title – Chris Martin: No. Not That One.

“It’s actually my ambition to be more famous than him,” he says.

“My comedy is really all about how I love people,” he explains. “How you can be in the best place of the world and end up having a rubbish time; yet be in the worst place ever with your mates and have the best time of your life.”

“And a lot of pointless nonsense too – in-depth thoughts about steamrooms, that sort of thing.”

Chris has been coming up to Edinburgh for the past 5 years, though this is his first solo show.

“Yes – a full hour of me talking out loud!” he says. “I’m previewing it at the moment – though hoping for bigger audiences than when I recently played to two people – I ended up doing my routine sitting next to them with my microphone.”

“The Fringe is the most fun in the world,” he says. “And I love Edinburgh – though it took me two years before I worked out how to find my way around the streets.”

“I love the honesty of the people – and the way it brings together Fringe-goers, tourists and locals alike.”

There’s Chris’ love of people coming out – you can witness more of that (with some pointless nonsense thrown in) at the Underbelly from Aug 4-28. More details are available on the Fringe website.

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