5 questions with comic Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman is a traveling comic, who has a Dry Bar special and has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and can be heard on Sirius XM.

Matt will be in Louisville to headline a show at the Aloft Louisville Downtown on Thursday, Sept. 16, before heading to Indianapolis to headline at Helium Comedy Club. Tickets to the Aloft show are $15 and are available here.

Matt took the time to answer 5 Questions from Louisville Laughs.

Louisville Laughs: Your Dry Bar Comedy special video on YouTube has dozens of comments saying how funny it is and then several asking why you don’t just shave your head. How does that feel?

Hahah. You know … I agree, actually. Oddly enough, I started buzzing my hair after the special/before the comments. I always record my sets on audio but very rarely on video, so I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten. I should’ve just worn a hat.

What was it like filming the clean comedy special in Utah?

The folks that run Dry Bar are class acts and so nice. I thought for sure it was the early stages of converting me to Mormonism, but I’ve yet to receive any pamphlets.

I’m not necessarily clean but can do clean, so I was a little reluctant back when they were 45-minute specials but once it was 20-25, I figured, “Why not get harassed about my hair?”

You studied Criminal Justice in college. Does any of that come in handy in your career as a comedian?

Not really. I mean, I know when someone could probably be arrested for public intoxication in the crowd. Other than that the degree was an excuse to not grow up for another four years

What is your advice to people starting out in comedy?

Spend times in your local club, observe, don’t be a psycho, go do other things to help your creativity. There’s a version of you in every city, so you’re not that unique.

If you’re lucky enough to get paid to travel, get out of the hotel and explore the city.

What is your comedy horror story?

I opened for the Goo Goo Dolls, who are from Buffalo and so great.

Unfortunately, it was a surprise that a comic was opening and it was 15 minutes of chatter and confusion.

Nobody booed, and they were all standing (no seats) so in my narrative I got a standing ovation!

Check out Matt’s website for more info and videos.

Author: Creig Ewing

Writer, comic, cubicle dweller. Louisville Laughs

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