Matt Kirshen

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Edinburgh Comedy Award 2011 shortlist

25 Aug 2011

Plus the 10 funniest jokes from the Fringe

The shortlist for the 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced. Nominations for best comedy show and for best newcomer. The winners will be announced on Saturday 27th August.

Matt Kirshen

16 Aug 20112 stars

Embarrassing moments humour slightly wooden

A geeky schoolboy turned awkward adult, Kirshen mixes tales about embarrassing moments (like that time he dictated an ‘I love you’ note to the Interflora man), with observations on politics. Kirshen tries to incorporate a fixed grin into his schtick…

Matt Kirshen

20 Aug 20094 stars

The height of nonsense from accomplished comic

Though there are themes to be digested here, what you get with Matt Kirshen’s latest show is an hour of solid stand-up. Intelligent, insightful and rammed with gags, it just goes to show how far the lad who still looks like a teenager has gone: ‘29, I…

Comedy Day Planner

29 Jul 2009

Not sure what do you with your time, but really want to see some good comedy? Brian Donaldson helps sketch out your mirthful itinerary between lunchtime and the witching hour, from The Early Edition to Late ‘n’ Live

Matt Kirshen

25 Jun 2009

He might look like a little boy lost but the Cambridge graduate in Mathematics quickly worked out that stand-up was to be the tough old game he should be earning his crust in. An impressive showing in US talent show Last Comic Standing in 2007 earned…

Matt Kirshen

7 Aug 20083 stars

Globe-trotting charmer gets coy

Matt Kirshen explains away his show's title (Keep Smiling, Matt. Just Keep Smiling) saying he has a funny face and smiles a lot. Now this is obviously a more favourable title than, My Adventures in the Weird Land that is America which would have been a…

Matt Kirshen

4 Jan 2008

STAND-UP Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 4 & Sat 5 Jan Reality TV has created many a pointless monster but it’s also attracted the already talented to show us what they’re made of. If you say ‘British comedian’ to the average American (whatever that may…