Matt Green at Soho Comedy Club

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

As soon as Matt Green takes to the stage, you know he has to immediately address his looks – young, weedy and whiter than the BNP’s mailing list – so breaks the ice with some effective, self-deprecating lines about his never-seen-a-gym physique. He is the sort of man who apparently becomes the object of curiosity for young children while out grocery shopping, but he retells the encounter with an endearing wit.

He is, in fact, a talented yarn-spinner, as amply demonstrated by his routine about seeing a rat fall into a rubbish sack on a railway station platform. It’s not immediately obvious that this will provide the basis for seven or so minutes of comedy gold, but Green sets the scene evocatively, and patiently teases out the laughs.

Even when he’s on more familiar territory – such as his closing thoughts about the ridiculous ‘contains mild peril’-style warnings printed on movie posters, he makes it better than expected, thanks to some choice examples. A solidly funny act.

Review date: 15 Nov 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: Casino at The Empire

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