Mark Nelson (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Mark Nelson

Straight talker whose profanity is utterly charming

With no narrative arc or gimmicks, Nelson presents himself as a straight talker, not scared of eliciting shocked gasps with his more provocative material. He deals in the controversial with a cheeky grin, as if the words magically appeared in his mouth. Where the occasional pedestrian material lacks relevance, his profanity is utterly charming.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 28 Aug, 7.10pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10).

Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure

  • 3 stars

Hilariously hardhitting, pure-and-unadulterated, uncompromisingly funny new show from Scotland’s fastest-rising comedy star. Winner Scottish Comedian of the Year. Soldout 2010! ‘Nelson possesses a talent that’s simply obscene … a star in the making. A remarkably accomplished stage manner with wonderfully crafted gags…

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