‘Ex­ist­ing is Ex­haust­ing’ for New­found­land's Matt Wright

Co­me­dian tour­ing prov­ince with new al­bum

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COR­NER BROOK, N.L. — Matt Wright re­leased his new com­edy al­bum “Ex­ist­ing is Ex­haust­ing” on Oct. 3 and is now in the midst of a provincewi­de tour that will bring him to the west coast on Thurs­day, Oct. 10 and Fri­day, Oct. 11.

The stand-up co­me­dian, writer, ac­tor and di­rec­tor said he’s ex­cited to the hit the road with the new al­bum.

“They’re the best jokes I've writ­ten so far, and when I heard it played back I had great mem­o­ries of record­ing at Quidi Vidi with my friends,” he said in a press re­lease. “Try­ing to do a joke jus­tice that you've worked on for years on a live record­ing is tough, but I think the al­bum cap­tures both the ma­te­rial and the silli­ness of record­ing the al­bum in a brew­ery tap room re­ally well.

“Some days I'm even proud of it, which feels like a huge win.”

Wright is known for his sharp, clean, con­ver­sa­tional com­edy about the strug­gle of be­ing a per­son. And he can tran­si­tion seam­lessly be­tween one lin­ers, sto­ry­telling and silli­ness.

His tour has al­ready taken him to arts and cul­ture cen­tres in St. John’s, Grand Falls-Wind­sor and Labrador City.

Wright will take to the stage at the Stephenvil­le Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre on Thurs­day and the Cor­ner Brook Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre on Fri­day.

His fi­nal show in the tour is Dec. 28 at the Joseph R. Small­wood Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre in Gan­der.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Co­me­dian Matt Wright will per­form in Stephenvil­le on Thurs­day and Cor­ner Brook on Fri­day.

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