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Rebecca Carrington in Me And My Cello
Reginald D Hunter: A Mystery Wrapped in a Nigga
Rhod Gilbert And Mark Watson Are Stereocomics
Rhys Darby: Jekyll and Hyde 2030
Richard Herring: The 12 Tasks Of Hercules Terrace
Richard Pryor: Live In Concert
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Rob Deering The Movie
Roger Strokes: Live And Ungloved
Rosie Wilkinson What's Wrong?
Ross Noble: Noodlemeister
Russell Brand's Better Now
Rhod Gilbert And Mark Watson Are Stereocomics
They're Welsh, they're cool, they're sexy, they're funny in a way you can't quite put your finger on, and there are two of them - that's right ... they're just like the Stereophonics.
Mark Watson and Rhod Gilbert are both regular circuit comics. They are both Welsh, and they are good friends. The comparisons largely end there. Rather than play off against each other, they both compliment the others' talents finely in an interesting double-header, even if this show may not be the best vehicle for either.
The structure is fairly straight forward, with Gilbert acting as compere for Watson, leading for the latter to perform twenty minutes, followed by a very short interval and the reversal of the whole process.
Watson is a mild revelation to the comedy scene, and has been under the media spotlight this festival over his 24-hour project. As this show proves, he is also annoyingly good at stand-up and immediately endears himself to the audience assembled in this furnace.
It was almost too good to be true, as if the entire conversation was scripted, yet his asides and backtracking were far too natural and instinctive for that to be so. Watson is like a friendly beast, moving in leaps and bounds across the stage while delivering hilarious off-the-cuff material, accentuated by his facial expressions.
Gilbert, in comparison, is far more restrained, making him a more challenging comic to engage with. Yet, this more difficult approach can barely disguise the inherent wit and blackly comic material delivered. Whereas Watson is interested in how different words sound with a Welsh accent, Gilbert discusses the death of his Grandma (with photographic illustration) during a football match with her pancreas.
He seems far less the natural performer, yet the more intelligent writer which easily compensates. There are some inspired moments, but delivered in a fashion that does not make the full impact.
The only real criticism of these two interesting comics is that the hour's format and structure does not allow either to properly demonstrate their talents. The show is not nearly individual enough to leave a lasting impression, leaving them unfairly neglected in a tidal wave of other showcases at the festival.
Both Rhod Gilbert & Mark Watson are not just great comedians individually, but they are an outstanding duo which makes this show work.
Mark Watson: 50 Years Before Death And The Awful P
Rhod Gilbert's 1984
Mark Watson Do I Know You? tour
Mark Watson: Request Stops
Mark Watson's Seemingly Impossible 36-Hour Circuit Of The World
Mark Watson, And His Audience, Write A Novel
Mark Watson: I'm Worried That I'm Starting To Hate Almost Everyone In The World
Rhod Gilbert: Knocking On Heaven's Door
Mark Watson's Overambitious 24-Hour Show
BBC Three New Comedy Awards - Grand Final
Three Men And A Giant
The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award Final
Far Too Happy
Brighton Comedy Festival: Best Of The Fest
Comedy Store's 30th Anniversary Charity Gala
Leicester Comedy Festival 2007 Preview Show
MySpace Trident Comedy Award 2008
Twitter Comedy Night
Mark Watson: Can I Briefly Talk To You About The Point Of Life
Mark Watson's 24 Hour Jamboree To Save The Planet
Rhod Gilbert: Who’s Eaten Gilbert’s Grape
We Need Answers: The Inaugural Festival Challenge Cup
Mark Watson: All The Thoughts I've Had Since I Was Born
Rhod Gilbert And The Award-Winning Mince Pie
We Need Answers 
Mark Watson (And Friends) Take Control Of The World In 24 Hours
Mark Watson's Earth Summit
Mark Watson's Last Ever 24 Hour Show
Rhod Gilbert And The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst
Britcom gala 2009
Mark Watson's Unusually Enjoyable Book Launch
Mark Watson: Do I Know You?
Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst [Edinburgh 2010]
Mark Watson's Edinborolympics
Mark Watson: The Information
Rhod Gilbert: The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo