Co­me­dian walks the talk

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Comedy - Sara Fitz­patrick

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Matt Storer will present his show at the Perth Com­edy Fes­ti­val. Small Talk

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