Brett Vincent for Get Comedy presents
• MATT KIRSHEN in WIDE-EYED
• EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
• UNDERBELLY, COWGATE – BELLY LAUGH
• 8.35pm (Ends 9.35pm)
• 3rd – 29th AUGUST 2011 (not 15th)
After a hugely successful couple of years touring the world and forging a career in the States, Matt Kirshen is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe with his brand new show Wide-Eyed.
Matt used to know nothing, but now at 31, he knows LOADS more and is as smart as he has ever been. However, he’s still an idiot. Join Matt as he explores his own embarrassments, his increasing self-awareness and unashamed enjoyment of realising that actually, he knows nothing and is blissfully worldly naïve.
Matt Kirshen’s precision wit has already earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearance as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing has earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.
He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, (Comedy Central), and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Amsterdam and has appeared on hit US show Craig Ferguson (CBS).
His debut CD, “I Guess We’ll Never Know” was named in Punchline Magazine’s top 10 albums of 2009. Matt has appeared in and written for numerous television shows in the UK, including a charity gala featuring Jimmy Fallon, which resulted in Jimmy himself requesting Matt to open for him in a college tour of the USA (7000 seat venues) to promote his new Late Night hosting slot. He has also just recorded the second series of the critically acclaimed Bigipedia for BBC Radio 4.
His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material.
“A roller coaster of comedy genius….Hugely impressive” The Scotsman
“His innocent looks bely a sharp, surreal and gloriously sick mind” Metro
“His likeability almost goes off the scale” – Chortle
“Neurotically energetic and confessional- a name to watch” – Daily Telegraph
“His performance is the perfect mix of innocence and post-adolescent cynicism driven by infectious energy.” Metro Life Magazine
“?????” – Edinburgh Evening News
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LISTINGS INFORMATION – MATT KIRSHEN in WIDE EYED
UNDERBELLY – BELLY LAUGH, COWGATE, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0844 545 8252 www.underbelly.co.uk
Venue press office: email@example.com Fraser Smith 0844 545 8242
Edinburgh Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000
Dates: 3rd – 29th August at 8.35pm (ends 9.35pm).
Previews: 4th – 5th Aug. No show 15th
Tickets: 4th – 5th Aug (previews): £6.50
Weekdays: £10.50 (£9.50 concs)
Weekends except the 7th: £12.00 (£11.00 concs)