Rick Matthews has quickly earned a reputation within the Buffalo comedy community for having a witty (and sometimes twisted) vision of life that differs from those typically bred from a small town background. He has opened for the Dykes of Hazard Comedy Tour, guest hosted The Doin' Time Comedy Showcase in Buffalo, and has been an MC at The Comedy Club in Rochester for various national acts, including Rich Vos and Jim Florentine. Rick can currently be seen tearing it up at venues all across the northeast with the Rust Belt Comedy Tour, which he is a co-founding member of.
He was recently part of a feature in a Buffalo News article regarding the DIY comedy scene in Buffalo, NY. Rick is doing his part in keeping the scene alive by co-hosting a bi-weekly open mic at Merge Restaurant, and hosting a monthly showcase at The Blue Wall.
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This show is 18+. Please note, there is a 2 item minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)
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Rick Matthews was raised in a small farm town south of Buffalo, but has a point of view that differs from those usually bred from small town life. He uses the audience as his own personal therapy session, working out the issues that keep in up at night, all for their enjoyment. He has earned himself a reputation in the comedy community as a every man with an edge, a nice guy with a dark side, and a fat guy with a stain on his shirt. Rick Matthews also has severe hatred in writing his own bio, as can be reflected here. Locally he has taken the reigns at the longest running mic in Buffalo, renaming it the Rust Belt Comedy Showcase.
Rick has recently done feature work at area clubs, working with Doug Stanhope, JB Smoove, Judah Friedlander, Brian Posehn and Eric Griffin. . Rick has been used as a feature in Helium Comedy Club, and at The Comedy Club in Webster, NY.