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Venue:32 Below (Formerly Ushers), 32b West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Cellar
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 12:00 (60 min)
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Justin Matsonís been kicked off three rollercoasters for being too fat, and now heís finally ready to talk about it!

Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Matson brings his hit new show to Edinburgh after premiering to sold out crowds at the Adelaide Fringe in Australia. A critically-acclaimed, bicoastal and bisexual comedian, heís performed at The Comedy Store in LA, Gotham Comedy Club in New York, and The Punchline in San Francisco. A graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, he has been featured on Fusion TV, and now shares a hilarious and heart wrenching stand-up special about his journey and struggle with body image. Itís real, itís raw and gayer than a small side salad.†

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March 5, 2018  Broadway Baby
Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think
Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think: 4 star review by Frodo Allan

Many stand-up comedians like to be super punchy in their comedy. Itís all about the laughs per minute and working the audience to hone their wit and establish their prowess as masters of comedy. Justin Matson has a different approach. His comedy is paced a little slower with an almost storytelling vibe that doesnít bring as many big laughs, but keeps you smiling and chuckling throughout this very enjoyable hour of purposefully awkward self-deprecation and confessional with a few great one-liners.

His likeable persona makes it even funnier

Telling us tales of being shamed at the gym, working as an intern, and his on-going problems with rollercoasters, Matson is very easy to warm to and an hour in his company goes by pretty fast. His demeanour makes him easy to listen to and the confessional element of his comedy never feels maudlin or self-serving; heís just telling us of his experiences and making it funny whilst doing so. Indeed, his likeable persona makes it even funnier when he occasionally lets the jokes go to a dark place before shutting himself down and getting back on track. Click Here

February 25, 2018  GLAM Adelaide
Fringe Review: Justin Matson Ė Fatter Than You Think
Fringe Review: Justin Matson Ė Fatter Than You Think
Brian Godfrey | February 25, 2018

Presented by Justin Matson
Reviewed 24 Feb 2018

This is American comedian Justin Matsonís first visit to Australia and the Adelaide Fringe Ė hopefully, itís not the last.

Matson is a mild-mannered comic who can still deliver big laughs as well as any of the more gritty in-your-face comedians. But his is a nice, pleasant persona. As soon as he walks out, you know that this is a guy you are going to like Ė and he doesnít disappoint. Think Ray Romano, but with a smile.

Subjects such as suicide, temping and being Gay are all covered, with a huge emphasis on being fat (although we Aussies would probably call him Ďcuddlyí). But Matson has a beautiful self-deprecating sense of humour about it all that seems to make it all light, bright and very funny. Donít worry, there is a happy ending.

This is a very funny and pleasant way to finish up a night of frantic Fringeing.

Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Twitter: @briangods

Rating out of 5: 4.5

Venue: Basem3nt Studio at Basem3nt

Season: Wed to Sat 28 Feb Ė 17 March

Duration: 50 min

Tickets: Full Price: $25.00 Concession: $22.00 BankSA Customer: $19.50 Group 6+: $20.00

Bookings: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/justin-matson-fatter-than-you-think-af2018 Click Here

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