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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oct. 17: Matt Kirshen

During the recent Global ComedyFest I saw the boyish British comic Matt Kirshen for the first time. And second. And third. Probably five or six times in total. That's not unusual seeing someone at so many shows. What is unusual is seeing him do five or six different sets. Sure, there was some crossover, but in each set Kirshen did something new. As a comedy consumer, I appreciate that.

So I decided to talk with him. If he has that much to say on stage, I figured (correctly, as it turned out) he'd have lots to say off stage. Tonight you'll hear our conversation. We talked about British comedy, the subtle difference between American and British stand-up styles, comedy criticism in the UK, and unironic unintentional racist heckles. Plus lots more. So tune in tonight. You know the drill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey I've heard of him, he finished second in Last Comic Standing right? ;) You weren't kidding about him looking young though.