His wholly original social commentary, observations and anecdotes are his trade mark. He brings intelligent material as well as simple immature jokes to any room.
Made his NZ debut at the 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival proving popular with local audience. Back with his new solo show in 2013.
Awards & Nominations
2010 Top 10 Comedy Podcasts Guardian
2007 Finalist Amused Moose Comedy Competition
2006 Runner Up Chortle Student Comedian of the Year
What the press have to say&
'Charming and Talented Standup' - Time Out
'Tight, well structured, funny and original& Solid stand-up set with attention to gags' - Chortle
'Destined for greatness&hes got charm, anecdotes, callbacks and a worrying father' - The Sunday Times
'Professional, slick and above all, very funny' - Fest
'Charming and good looking&Martin looks to me like a late-stage prototype of the genuine article' - Chortle
Edinburgh Fringe 2011
***** 'Pushes every comedy button&sheer genius&if you
see one person this August, make it Chris Martin'
- Edinburgh Guide.com
**** 'A well-deserved sell out&theres no denying his obvious
- Edinburgh Evening News
**** 'Hilarious&takes this years Fringe by the scruff of the
**** 'A perfect example of a debut act being better than some of
the veteran performers here at the festival& confident, very
funny and likable comic'
- British Comedy Guide
**** 'We were shown the complete, finished masterpiece&
struck the perfect balance between accomplished humour and
improvised reaction to the audience'
- Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
**** 'An impressive performance&its a name Im sure youll be
hearing a lot more of'
- Edinburgh Spotlight
**** 'You get the impression that his Fringe rooms and ticket
prices are only going to get larger from here on in'
- What's On Stage
**** 'Martin succeeds in charming his audience'
- The New Current