Richmond comedian performs home town gig

Comedian Matt Hoss. Photo: Jessie's Whimsical Photography.

An award-winning Richmond comedian will perform in his home town later this month.

Matt Hoss will take to the stage at Richmondshire Cricket Club on March 20 as part of his debut Here Comes Your Man tour.

After a successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe show debut, Matt, 26, talks about blossoming love, intense romance and the need for men to be more open about their feelings.

He is doing the tour independently in intimate venues, in what he describes as a “a neo-punk aestethic”.

He added: “The show delivers raw anecdotes and emotionally honest routines about the last year of an eventful love life.”

The audience hears Matt’s personable tales of finding and losing his first true love, as the comic guides the audience, with his upbeat persona, through a confessional yet sentimental narrative about learning to turn break-ups into a positive experience.

After a year of major heartbreak and disastrous dates, Matt said he created this stand-up comedy show because he felt it was the only way to talk through his pain.

However, he added that it goes far beyond your average break-up show.

“Ultimately, it’s a discussion about Men’s Mental Health and how men rarely communicate their feelings or their vulnerabilities.

“Men should be more open about their feelings and their friends should engage with those feelings, instead of dismissing it or laughing it off.”

Matt is the winner of the Eric Barker Award 2015. He runs a chain of vegan comedy clubs, Viva Las Vegans, around the UK.

He also writes and performs for BBC Newcastle’s Grin Up North, whilst writing for the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive.

He has done tour support for Lee Kyle and Steve Bugeja and has recently became a radio DJ for two stations, Radio Stockton and Darlo Radio, as well as being the host for two podcasts, MIFFS and Matt Hoss Talks To People He Likes.

Tickets cost £$10 in advance or £15 on the door.

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