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Original Review:Mark Maier is as understated as he is underrated; an experienced artisan of observational comedy who, with little fuss or hoopla, simply gets on with the task of showing how it should be done.
He makes it look effortless. It’s the sort of act that might make a hundred barstool comedians think they, too, could do it - after all, what else is he doing but talking about everyday experiences of a slightly foolish middle-aged, middle-class white man - but the gap between Maier and such chancers is yawning.
Much of his appeal is those often elusive qualities of pace and rhythm, which combine with a well-employed gift for accents to provide alluring mini-dramatisations of all the scenes he expressively but economically, describes.
Not all of his routines are particularly original. He’s not the first comedian to describe ordering fast food while incoherently drunk, for example, nor to set himself the pointlessly stupid challenge of skipping past a motorway service station despite an empty fuel tank. But few would then engage in a dialogue with the car, who happens to have a comedy French accent.
It’s such skilful, digressive delivery – at times like Eddie Izzard, but with focus – that elevate him above the crowd.
|Date of review: Nov 2006|
Monday 14th Nov, '11-
Friday 22nd Jul, '11-
Thursday 8th Oct, '09- Bloomsbury Theatre
Tuesday 21st Nov, '06-
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2004 -
Excellent man, very funny and quick wit makes him brilliant to watch, seen him at the stand Newcastle!
Saw Mark at 99 Club last night. Cracking stuff. Great interaction, good pace, quality material. A very good act.
Cracking! Some great observational comedy blended seemlessly with incidental stuff that the appreciateive crowd threw in along the way. A must see!
Saw Mark's show 'Objects' a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. The review is correct, as Mark to me seems criminally underated. Great observational comedy
Great comic. A god review that's long overdue
Mark played a gig on the cruise liner Ocean Village - an extra-ordinary performance. Highlight of the entertainment that week. Very funny man and his singing at the end was hilarous.
Very laid back, quite unique and ultimately very funny. Would love to see him again.
Mark Maier Objects