Laughs to flow at river gig

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

WHILE some co­me­di­ans look for the back­door af­ter per­form­ing their set, Matt Storer recog­nises he will not have that lux­ury on the Pad­dle Steamer De­coy.

The Can­ning Vale co­me­dian will per­form on the ves­sel with Dez Pon­dent and Geoff Stain­ton dur­ing Stand Up On The River, which takes place on Fe­bru­ary 2-4 as part of the Fringe World Fes­ti­val.

“It’s def­i­nitely dif­fer­ent per­form­ing on the Pad­dle Steamer, there’s no back­stage so it means you are min­gling with the au­di­ence be­fore and af­ter your per­for­mance.

“I’m plan­ning on bring­ing my a-game to the show, I’ve per- formed on the boat be­fore and it’s a great feel­ing to be go­ing down the Swan River and per­form­ing.

“I’m hop­ing to bring my piano onto the boat but I’m not sure if that’s pos­si­ble.”

“My ca­reer be­gan af­ter I won the state fi­nal of Triple J’s RAW Com­edy,” he said.

“To make it that far was beyond my ex­pec­ta­tions, it went from zero to 100 very quickly and I was of­fered gigs af­ter the fi­nal. My ini­tial comedic style was about be­ing out of the box and us­ing clever word­ing but I’m now do­ing more ob­ser­va­tional and mu­si­cal com­edy, es­pe­cially with my piano.

Storer is also host­ing a Star Wars game show at the Bris­bane Ho­tel on Fe­bru­ary 15-19 as part of the Fringe World Fes­ti­val. Visit www.fringe­world.com.au for tick­ets.

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