Comedian walks the talk
HE doesn’t natter about the weather to strangers at bus stops, nor does he spout celebrity scandal to passengers on trains.
But Canning Vale comic Matt Storer named his new show Small Talk for a reason.
“I see stand-up comedy as the ultimate form of small talk,” the 23-year-old said. “You’re put in that situation where you’ve got to have an awkward conversation with the audience for an hour.”
After a stellar 2014, winning WA RAW Comedy and Funny Faces competition, the singing and piano-playing funnyman worked hard at his craft.
In 2015, he performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and six months ago made comedy a full-time job.
This month he brings Small Talk to the Perth Comedy Festival, marking his second appearance at the homegrown event.
“In high school, I was no good at sport and my way of staying up there in the hierarchy of the class was to be a clown,” Storer said.
“I guess that’s where I earned my chops. Storer said that like any art form, inspiration came easiest when you weren’t looking for it.
The festival, from April 26 to May 21, includes international favourites David O’doherty, Stephen K Amos, Phill Jupitus and Paul Foot.
Matt Storer will present his show at the Perth Comedy Festival. Small Talk