This show (I'm Worried That I'm Starting To Hate Almost Everyone in the World) has the kind of a title that can make an audience a bit nervous.
You expect a tirade. Something abusive with lashings of satire. A delight in other people's discomfort.
Not so. Watson could not possibly have been less aggressive. His stage persona was almost deferential, and this cadaverous Welshman had a true gift for wit reminiscent of the likes of Boothby Graffoe.
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Unlike Graffoe, however, Watson is very, very young. He was one of the writers on that slightly pace-lacking Cambridge Footlights show that came here in 2003, but since then he has achieved what amounts to meteoric stardom in comedy circles, with slots at the Comedy Café and the Comedy Store and all kinds of accolades on the Edinburgh Fringe.
At a time when all the comedy I see is so smooth and corporate, it's nice to watch somebody who is still prepared really to make the effort and who doesn't have it all worked out in advance. He stepped off the script more than once and even involved this critic in a bidding war for some gaffer tape (don't ask).
- 1 Man, 89, was killed by lorry as he headed to his parents' grave
- 2 Norfolk seaside village third most sought-after in UK
- 3 'Absolutely horrific' - Girl, 14, kicked and punched in face in fight
- 4 The rise and fall of a beloved Norfolk wildlife park
- 5 What can't open in Norfolk on May 17 - and why
- 6 Go-ahead for eagles to be reintroduced to Norfolk
- 7 1,000 people book for Norwich restaurant's 'back out to help out' offer
- 8 Part of A47 reopens after earlier accident
- 9 Former Primark store goes up for rent
- 10 Masks scrapped 'as early as next month' and over 35s jabs 'soon'
I know it's a bit of a cliché, but he really is one to watch.