Martin Mor:- Instigator 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 18, Aug 2019
I can’t imagine that too many people who have a significant knowledge of the comedy world will be unaware of Martin Mor. If they haven’t seen him perform, then surely his distinctive look must have crossed their horizons somewhere as this hard working comic is much in demand.
Mor always has a story to tell and he will get to it in his own time, but first he wants to get to know his punters and as a top notch compere his crowd work is as always outstanding, and his memory first class recalling names of returnees who he hasn’t seen for a year.
Mor relates what it is like in Edinburgh just prior to the Fringe, he was working here, his venue having become like a sex dungeon and once the prepared material is underway his book of ‘firsts’ comes into play as feats are looked at and his fertile comedy mind kicks in, asking questions and often providing the answers as only he can.
Mor muses on who was the instigator of Bungie jumping and given his now hipster look beard, he though has had it for years, who inverted instant coffee and the ‘glory hole’, the term I didn’t know existed for what it is.
But there is also a deeper message. He has recently discovered he has a health issue, controllable fortunately, and this prompts him to hand out deeply sensible advise, but being the comic he is, of course there is funny material in there for him too.
Mor is a Fringe institution and catching his annual show should be one of yours.
Reviewed by Geoff
Cabaret Voltaire Main Room
19.15 to 20.10