Mat Ricardo one-man show in London and Edinburgh

Mat Ricardo sez, "For the last 23 years I've been touring the world as a comedy variety performer, but the industry I love is all but dead in my native UK, so I'm at a bit of a career crossroads. So - I'm doing my first (and perhaps last) one man show at this years Edinburgh Festival, to try to determine what I do with the rest of my life. Do I continue as a performer, or do I find a job that will satisfy me artistically while letting me see my wife and friends more than once a month? I'll let my audience help me decide. MAT RICARDO: THREE BALLS AND A GOOD SUIT is the show. I'm doing two nights of previews at the Deptford Albany London, and then I'm at the Edinburgh festival."


  1. Looks like standard low-rent busker level stuff…at Buskerfest in Toronto there are dozens of guys way better than this…maybe he should do something else.

  2. Wasnt so impressed. His skills seemed mediocre. I mean, most things at the renaissance festival could contend with this easily. Wasnt anything special. Ive seen people do some crazy tricks with blocks before that would put this dude to shame. Cool presentation though, with the video.

  3. I think he answered his question within his own question. That is to say, it is a question of priorities.

  4. Everyone’s talent is called to question eventually. The bottom line is: is this something you HAVE to do? Are you happy doing anything else?

    Because, seriously, we’re 7 billion people on an island in the middle of nowhere. Experts are later shown to be frauds, and which artists or scientists get picked to survive in the collective memory is mostly chance.

    Strip it down to what you love. Express that love; express yourself. You’ll be happier and audiences will respond.

  5. Love how “impossible tricks” is followed by the oldest and easiest trick in the book, the table cloth trick. Am hoping that was supposed to be funny and ironic. Hope he is funnier than his tricks are tricky.

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