He’s worked in a fish factory, he’s trained as a boxer and he has worked as a ghost writer for some of Britain’s most notorious gangsters. Among his fellow comics Matt Price is known for having some of the most extraordinary and outrageous stories drawn from the wilder side of life. And yet this self effacing Cornish born comic brings real warmth and heart to his tales - as well as finding some audacious laughs in the most unexpected places. Price’s easy going charm has made him a favourite on the UK and International circuit and he has the skill to win over the toughest audiences.
His critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows see Matt weaving his own amazing true tales into an astonishing and very funny hour. The Maryhill Dinosaur - his 2014 show - was ostensibly about a mentally ill man who believed he was a dinosaur - but built into a moving and heartfelt story about what it takes to be a man - and why sometimes a lack of confidence can be an advantage in life. Turkeygate - performed in Edinburgh in 2013 recounted the tale of a disastrous international booking - which ended with Price and a fellow comic in a hilarious but terrifying keystone cops type chase with international gangsters.
Despite the occasional misadventure on his travels Price continues to tour internationally and has worked in Eastern and Central Europe, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, South East Asia, Turkey, Australia and Scandanavia. He is a skilled and in demand compere at weekend comedy clubs including Glee and Komedia and his versatility has made him a popular choice as a National tour support for acts such as Stephen K Amos and Norman Lovett.
“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
“...so much better than ‘a man telling stories’ sounds. So I don’t understand why he isn’t better known.” One4review????? August 2015
“Matt’s natural sense of humour is incredible, unrivaled perhaps. He meets and bests every audience member’s comment and action hilariously, without resorting to any unoriginal put-downs. He makes the very best out of every unexpected situation, leaving the audience in stitches. Now, heckles aside, Matt’s material itself is truly brilliant. His stories are well put together, excellently told, and wonderfully funny.” Broadway Baby ????? August 2015
Matt Price has a great comedy brain, tremendous speed and delivered a thoroughly enjoyable show. ????? S-C Magazine August 2015
“Price is a terrific comedian and wonderful storyteller …. His Cornish burr becomes the whole bestiary of appalling characters that populate this gripping tale that engenders a gasp for every guffaw.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman ????
\\\"Arguably, one of the best storytellers on the circuit.\\\" Artshub Australia????
\\\"The jewel in the crown of the evening was headline act Matt Price. …straight from the heart – filled with bonhomie, an almost unnoticeable wanderlust and extraordinary candidness, underscored by a truly incisive comic brain.\\\" South Wales Echo
\\\"The Maryhill Dinosaur packs in more laughs than most straight stand-ups at the Fringe, while boasting a unique level of beauty and honesty that is so difficult to find.\\\" Gigglebeats?????