Mark Cornell at the 2010 Laughing Horse new act final

Note: This review is from 2010

Review by Steve Bennett

Mark Cornell has an uncertain routine, largely concerning everyday turns of phrase. Often this seemed like inordinate pickiness, while the gag about small changes to sentences making a big difference is a much weaker version of a Demetri Martin take on the same idea.

Yet the section about the throwaway phrase ‘oh yeah’ has a fine payoff, and the flourishes that adorned the core material showed a keen, eccentric wit. It’s that he needs to harness without getting too obtuse, as some of his lines unquestionably did.

Review date: 31 May 2010
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: The Dogstar

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