Matt Green – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Matt Green – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2004

Review by Steve Bennett

Green is frighteningly young-looking for a stand-up comic, a fact he naturally he addresses in his opening gambit.

But the rest of his material comes as something of a pleasant surprise, with a litany of astute political and topical gags that demonstrate a surprising maturity in outlook. He’s not as green as he looks, that’s for sure.

He does, though, lack the experience to have a perfect, fireproof delivery. The jokes could be nailed harder – there are more laughs to be harvested if the well-crafted lines are given the impact they deserve – and he doesn’t capitalise on his naturally expressive comic features.

As with many relative rookies, it’s a case of finding an on-stage persona he’s so comfortable with that it inspires confidence in his jokes.

But as a writer of smart, witty material, he’s certainly proving himself a young comic to keep an eye on.

Review date: 15 Oct 2004
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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