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A Family Comedy Without The Family!
A stream of gags. A mountain of props. An avalanche of material.
Unprecedented stupidity. And one poor bugger buried underneath.
The obvious question is why? But when The Face compares you to 'Tommy
Cooper on acid' and Clive James says you're 'the funniest thing I've
ever seen', you might well be on to something.
Martin is as far removed from your run-of-the-mill stand-up as its
possible to get. His quick-change gag artistry is the stuff of alt
comedy legend. He amuses and amazes with his extraordinary use of
everyday objects; in his hands, U-bends, head gaskets and electric
drills provoke awed delight and send audiences away with enough mental
imagery to keep them guffawing well into the next week.
With countless homemade props to choose from, Martin thrives on
confounding expectation and piling on the silliness. From his 99p
elastic-band based re-enactment of Michael Jackson's Thriller video to
intricate tableau's of historical greats, fictional heroes and the
unknown, you'll be unable to resist Martin's low-fi, high energy
In Soan Alone, you can witness the culmination of over 30 years
experience of visual comedy and props magic. Mind-bendingly surreal
and colourful, everyone will fall under Martin's spell. Martin Soan
might be all alone in his long-awaited solo show- bar the occasional
intervention from his assistant Sally Day as Marilyn Monroe-, but you
should really bring the whole family to witness his stupendously silly
The indefinably brilliant Martin Soan changed the comedy landscape as
we know it. This Fringe, The Stand is giving you the rare opportunity
to experience this metamorphosing madman up close and personal.
'As a comedian, Martin is a hit... as a performance artist he is
exceptional and as a quick-change artist he is a genius'
'The finest visual imagination I've seen from a comic'
Malcolm Haye, Time Out
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