Moving on to the final act, Matt Bragg, originally from Oxfordshire but sporting the cool Manchester look of Liam Gallagher and swagger to match. This was my favourite act; Matt's ability to pull the whole audience into his storytelling was brilliant but it was the pauses that marked him as a comedy genius, leaving us hanging for just the right amount of time before revealing a hilarious punchline. Make a note of his name because he will be the next big thing.
Matt is a master of delivery, with timing that keeps you hanging on the edge and then the edge again. His dry humour and subtle anecdotes leaves the audience listening intently wanting more of the cool calm and collected comedian. I would highly recommend booking as your night would be in a solid pair of hands, one not just for the future but for now.
A new face, or at least a face I personally hadn’t seen before although he’s been on the circuit for a good three years (where the hell have I been – away in the TARDIS exploring another universe?) was Matt Bragg. He’s incredibly and effortlessly funny (“My girlfriend doesn’t suffer from stress – she’s a carrier.”) had the audience in the palm of his hand as soon as he stepped on the stage. If you haven’t seen him yet, then I strongly suggest you make haste to do so. If you already have, then no doubt you’ll be doing so again to catch some more of it. I know I will.
Matt came to perform at a comedy night I had in Leigh, was the first night in a new venue with what started to look like a very very tough room, in a town like this it's not easy to calm or get control of, Matt came on and changed the night, I predict big things and if promoters from everywhere aren't booking him then I suggest you sort that, brilliant stuff.
Booked Matt for ‘Comedy Crypt’ and he was the perfect act. Audience warmed to him instantly, he’s got great material, he’s confident and he knows how to handle the audience. Would be a great act to have in any line up. Will be booking again.
I have booked Matt Bragg twice to play the Suffolk Punch Comedy Club and can say that he has delivered both times
At ease with the audience making them feel part of the act, clever and funny.
Last night he had a small audience and he worked really hard to make sure they got as much enjoyment from his set, as if the room had been full. And we all know how hard a small audience can be. The gig was at a working men’s club, a different audience from a typical comedy club night.
Matt Bragg is an adept comedy storyteller and engages audiences with smartly constructed routines. His likeable nature immediately brings audiences into his world. He is a joy to have on the bill and an act I can trust time after time.