GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Matt Price

"Has the ability to entertain just by being himself" Gloucester Guildhall Comedy Club

Matt Price was born and raised in Cornwall but now lives in London and works throughout the UK at weekend clubs as well as the University circuit and many independents. He has also played to audiences in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates including the Abu Dhabi Hilton. He still makes it 'down home' to Cornwall from time to time, and occasionally comperes a gig in St.Ives. He is resident compere at the Phoenix comedy Club in Cardiff.

He has a proven ability to adapt to his audience. He can be affable compere, stand-up comic or storyteller, depending on the circumstances … often all three at the same time. Matt's material mutates to suit the mood of the room. In fact he never does *exactly* the same set twice because the gags, the stories, the anecdotes are linked on the fly with improvisation and banter. Neither does he always confine himself to the stage – in fact, he's been known on occasion to deliver half the set standing in the middle of the audience.

Matt is also in demand as a compère / MC / host. He can warm up an audience so that the other acts can hit the ground running without feeling that they have been upstaged. As well as his solo (2009) Edinburgh show he hosted the sold out late night show at the Tron in Edinburgh, F*cking Funny for a Fiver, where he furthered his reputation as a strong, reliable and very funny MC – "This late night gig is a real gem of Stand up comedy in Edinburgh." (Four Stars, Three Weeks.)

He has also performed at Broadmoor Maximum Security Hospital, "Monster laughs" (The Sun) - an experience, which went a long way to forming his 2009 Edinburgh solo show. Written and performed by Matt and directed by John Gordillo "My Girlfriend was attacked..." was well received by audiences and critics alike.

In 2008, Matt hosted the popular show 'South By South Wales', showcasing the best of new Welsh comedy talent at the Gilded Balloon.

In 2007, Matt toured with Norman Lovett on his National Tour.

"Few comics are in the same league as Matt Price … he is able, with apparently little effort, to reel in the listener until they hang on his every word. Price's storytelling skills are superb" Chortle
"Has extraordinary tales to tell about life behind the ropes" The Scotsman
"A great storyteller" Leicester Mercury
"A very funny MC" Evesham Journal
"A delightful evening was ably pulled together by compère Matt Price, whose lightning-fast mind was a treat in itself" Kingsbridge Gazette
"Self-deprecating and honest, with a big on-stage presence" Kumquat Comedy
"A high-octane display … he didn't let the energy drop for a second" Gagging for It Comedy

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