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Matt Price Comedy | View Performers Biography


Venue:Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min)
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My Dad is known by West country Police as Anthony Price AKA the “Weed fairy.”

Check out a review of a preview for this show published on May 31st 2017 :

He was arrested in July 2016 for the 12 organically grown plants that he had in his greenhouse. He has never been arrested before. This is a David and Goliath story but it’s also a show about pride and learning to let go of the past. It’s sweet and it’s heart warming. It involves a life coach, a pensioner and a skateboard. So it’s quite a journey. And guess what? I don’t take drugs. So it’s not really about that.

It all started in 1860 with a family feud that has lasted for five generations. Our family have fought to stay in our house under a protected tenancy and thanks to Barry the builder and a *$%£ of a landlord, the 70 year old Weed Fairy could have lost everything. I tell funny stories and if you like long form narrative, with plenty of laughs, then you’ll like this.

It is very funny but has a bit of heart to it. I’m from Cornwall, so spinning a yarn is something that I’ve always done and have a knack for. I’ve had reviews from all over the world saying that I’m good at what I do. But I want you to come and see for yourself.

Here's some of the things that reviewers have said about my previous solo shows.

“Storytelling comedy, necessitates a level of honesty I like. And Price is one of the best at it around.” - Scotland on Sunday

"Price is a terrific comedian and wonderful storyteller...” ★★★★ Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"Extraordinary" ★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle

"demonstrating that you can be an absolute gentleman, and yet remain absolutely hilarious....insightful and very funny." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"A lovely rapport with the audience, good pace, rhythm, a wide and appropriate vocabulary, excellent structure and plot, and he’s articulate and personable and friendly...I don’t understand why he isn’t better known” ★★★★★ One4review

Nominated for Best Comedy Show, Perth Western Australia 2015

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August 20, 2017  The Scotsman
If you are a bit down, go and see this show. Matt Price has a way with a story that makes you feel like you’ve found a friend.

This time the story is about skateboarding, his dad (the eponymous Weed Fairy) and a fake life coach. An hour with Matt is funny, touching and always totally honest.

And that, in a world of fake, is something to be cherished. Audiences come in as individuals but go out as friends of the big, earnest Cornish bloke who has told them a crazy tale of drugs and criminals, and sadness and skateboarding and taught them how to speak Cornish and made them laugh and nearly made them cry. There are a lot of comics around who think they are storytelling but what they are doing is just papering over the unfunny bits of their set with a bolted- on narrative. Matt is a genuine teller of tales and that is a skill all of its own. This is a wonderfully relaxing hour and I highly recommend it. Click Here

August 6, 2017  The Mumble
Appearing live in the bowels of Cabaret Voltaire, you twist down stairs, bend around tight corners and finally get to a foyer with a collection off blacked-out vaults. That’s when I came across the Long Room where the Cornish born Comedian Matt Price is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with his hard hitting, in-your-face, stand-up story-telling extravaganza of a show. The man also know as The Weed Fairy takes no prisoners, and it is apparent from the start of the show that he means business. Like an out of control Tornado, he bombards you with joke after joke and tale after tale, playing the audience like a laughing orchestra. Indeed, the audience are an important part of his show as he works extremely hard to involve them in his murky world of dos and don’ts. The energy and continuous eye contact allows no-one to escape from his ultimate goal, to make you laugh like never before, which he did with consummate ease. In a recent interview with The Mumble, Matt explained how he weaves his comedy web;

I can only really be myself on stage. That’s when I think I connect with the audience the best and when I get the best reaction. I also usually end up having a great story as life seems to hand me certain gifts in that respect. So I take a story and make it into a show. And I suppose they are bit different to the norm, but I like that. I’m the sort of person who things happen to and no matter how bad or weird they might be, I eventually turn them into material.

A trip through Matt’s life is like a roller-coaster that has no way of stopping. Direct, witty and played out with a deep Cornish accent which jabs at us with stitches of laughter, Matt has you hooked with his relentless onslaught of mind-provoking gags. Like a Cornish Pastie bursting at the seams, full of flavour and meat, Matt is here to fill your stomach with Free comedy that will leave you full of joy. When his Father is brought into the fold with stories of Weed growing, you soon become aware that if you want to know anything about pop music you speak to Simon Cowell but if you want to know about Pot, speak to Matt Price and his Dad. This is a true hidden gem of a show that kicks you in the face with life as we know it… Matt doesn’t bite but he will leave you with tears in your eyes. Click Here

May 31, 2017  Broadway Baby
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