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.