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Matt Price Comedy | View Performers Biography


Venue:Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min)
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Everything you wanted to know about cowardice but were too afraid to ask!

Cornish Giant Matt Price believes that cowardice is given a bad press. This standup storytelling show is a celebration of poltroonery and taking the cowards way out. True stories about remedial maths class, bad break dancing, friends called Simon, the word “retard” and why being a coward once saved his life. Please note : Poltroon is NOT a village in Cornwall.

How does a twenty stone coward deal with confrontation?

Is is possible to be brave by accident?

What happens when a coward tries to be brave?

Price, who is one of the leading storytelling comics in the UK, has won critical acclaim and four and five star reviews for his hard hitting Edinburgh Fringe shows. His starting point is always a true story - but in the hands of this self effacing Cornish comic a true tale can become audacious, surprising and very funny.

“A phenomenal storyteller” The Scotsman August 2015

“Storytelling comedy, necessitates a level of honesty I like. And Price is one of the best at it around.” Scotland on Sunday August 2015

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September 3, 2016  Bunbury Magazine
5 Star Review for MATT PRICE – POLTROON
Rating – ☆☆☆☆☆

‘Try reviewing this one’ Matt said at one point incredulously, so, we did.

Superb. Just superb. Excellent observational humor, Matt Price works the room expertly and is a marvelous story teller who is exceptionally easy to listen to.
There are some fantastically shocking punchlines which mix seamlessly with the elements of brash honesty he brings to the performance.

The show was wonderfully intelligent, edgy in parts and extremely well crafted and his powers of recall followed the contours of the show very well indeed.

The banter with audience members is pinpoint and spot on, a rare talent one doesn’t see that often anymore. With such a feeling of warmth and positive atmosphere in the room, this for us was one of, if not the best show of the fringe.
Matt Price is here to remind all of us what good, beautifully crafted comedy is all about.
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September 2, 2016  One 4 Review
Review for Matt Price: Poltroon
I’ve never seen a show derailed so badly and have it turn out to be a thing of beauty and hilarity. Poor Matt had it all in the show I saw: misunderstanders, latecomers (forty-five minutes into a sixty minute show!), strange noises, chatty people… but Mr Price is so lovely, and so good with his insults, that even if it wasn’t the show we were supposed to see, it was really good fun nonetheless.

Ostensibly, the show is about the fact that Mr Price is a poltroon, a coward, and the stories he tells (tried to tell) are about things that have happened to him as a result of his tendency to please people and avoid confrontation. There’s a nice mix of styles here, with some traditional short ‘jokes’, and stories (with excellent payoffs) of varying lengths. I imagine that it probably has a nice narrative arc (because Mr Price is good at telling a story), but I can’t be sure (because of some audience).

Mr Price is reflective and thoughtful with his material, so even some of the rather darker and liminal stuff, which might have turned an audience off, came off well. A reliably enjoyable performer.

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