Press clippings

Mat Ricardo finishes his show outside after fire alarm sounds

What do you do when you're halfway through your show and the whole building has to be evacuated because of an alarm? Well, if your roots are in street performing, then you just continue the show outside!

British Comedy Guide, 7th August 2022

What inspired you to get into comedy?

Chortle, 23rd August 2018

What do you think of critics?

'Some reviewers clearly don't like comedy'

Chortle, 20th August 2018

Has the 'spirit of the Fringe' been lost?

'It would be nice if audiences came in with open minds and generous spirits'

Chortle, 19th August 2018

Mat Ricardo picks his comedy favourites

'Drag queens discussing wrestling, what's not to love'

Mat Ricardo, Chortle, 15th August 2018

What's the most you have put into a Free Fringe bucket?

Fringe interview.

Chortle, 15th August 2018

The weirdest thing in found in your free Fringe bucket?

'Someone left me a print of their vagina'

Chortle, 7th August 2018

Mat Ricardo, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre - review

This variety circuit regular is a welcome yet curious addition to the London International Mime Festival as he rarely stops talking during his performance.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 20th January 2015

Mat Ricardo interview

A juggler and comedian, Mat Ricardo started out nearly 28 years ago as a street performer in Covent Garden, busking alongside the likes of Eddie Izzard. His professional act, Showman, bears the tagline: "Fast hands. Smart mouth. Nice suit".

David Hutchison, The Stage, 16th January 2015

Mat Ricardo on how television has changed variety

Television is often cited as one of the main contributing factors to the death of music hall and variety, and I think it's pretty obvious what a crock this is. For a start, it's fairly well documented that greedy venue managers started to realise that they could book a couple of these new-fangled rock & roll bands into their hall.

Mat Ricardo, , 22nd November 2014

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