Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist 2004
The UK’s first New Deal Comedian
Having given up a short but colourful career in boxing, Cornish-born Cardiff resident Matt Price is one of the most promising new additions to the UK comedy circuit. As resident MC of Cardiff’s award-winning Yellow Kangaroo Comedy Club, and then the famous Wharf Comedy Club, Matt has perfected the art of controlling a rowdy crowd, and is now becoming a much sought-after support act and compere on the national circuit. As well as this, Matt is the regular support act for Noel James on his solo ‘Ballard of a Blue Man’ theatre shows.
Matt’s real skill is in taking his audience on numerous different journeys through the course of his performance. His style is still developing, but he is very much a unique stage presence. His poignant, heartbreaking and brutally funny stories are fast becoming a must-have addition to bills around the nation.
Matt Price is officially the UK’s first New Deal Comedian. Having been on the dole for two years, he decided to make his hobby his profession, applied for New Deal support and was accepted! This set of circumstances allows Matt yet another unique perspective on his life and profession.
“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
“one of the few comedians you can confidently predict will make the step up to headliner within a couple of years.” – Hullaballoo Comedy
Regular appearances at comedy clubs across the UK, including:
Jongleurs, Mirth Control, Cosmic Comedy, CK Productions, Good Sense Of Humour.
Red Rose Comedy Club, Banana Cabaret, Hampstead Comedy Club.
Downstairs at the King’s Head, Amused Moose (all London); Walnut Tree (Maidstone), Krater (Brighton), Jesters (Bristol), Comedy Box (Bristol).
The Wharf (Cardiff, resident MC), XS Malarkey (Manchester), The Original Oak (Leeds), The Old Library (Leeds), The Hi-Fi Club (Leeds).
Alexander’s (Chester), The Stand (Glasgow and Edinburgh).