Award-winning comedian Mark Watson’s new show centres around a literal crisis of identity, specifically when Watson’s passport was deemed unreadable at an airport gate before a flight to Sydney. However, this premise serves as an excuse for Watson to diverge onto multiple hilarious tangents; everything from explaining the existence of Woolworths, to his six-year old son, to describing an atheist’s awkward meeting with God.

Watson consistently delivers a constant, never-ending stream of gags which result in continuous laughter and applause from the audience. The only interruption came in the form of an impromptu interval which was quickly ended by Watson’s re-entrance to the stage, riding on the back of an audience member from the back of the theatre.

Mark Watson: I’m Not Here is must-see entertainment for anyone looking for first-class comedy at this year’s Fringe.

Words: Adam Thornton

Mark Watson: I’m Not Here, Pleasance One, Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 5-28, 9pm

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