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Matt Stewart: Dry Ginger Male - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

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Spend a night with funny man Matt Stewart

When you attend a show titled the 'Dry Ginger Male', you automatically have a few expectations of the comedian in mind. Firstly it will be a male comedian and you would be right. Then you think well a ginger equates to red hair, and again, you will be correct. However, you probably wouldn't expect to see that much red. It's not just on top of Stewart's head, but all down his face, making him look like a dead ringer for Ned Kelly. But not the bucket helmet wearing one, more like a hipster who likes in the trendy part of town and enjoys brunch and soy candle making on the weekend. You will have to go see in person to see what I mean!

Matt's delivery of his material is generally in his trademark monotone mannerism, which makes him unique and memorable from the other comedians around. His one-man show is lighting up the Melbourne Comedy Festival, taking you on many detours through his life and intertwining them with his opinion and humorous observations of his favourite footy team, masculinity, politics and some taboo topics of religion.

Although some jokes did not get the laughs he might have expected, Matt pushes through his 50-minute performance, with some interruptions from a "special guest" throughout the show, which leads to a nice back and forth banter.

Stewart's ability to insert off-the-cuff jokes and audience interaction created an intimate atmosphere and made the show much enjoyable and relatable on the night. He certainly handled the intimate space of the venue well and won over some new fans in the audience with his witty and untraditional comedic style.
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Why? MICF presents Matt Stewart - Dry Ginger Male
When: 4th of April - 22nd of April
Where: Chinese Museum - Laundry Room
Cost: $18 - $24
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