Performer Bio

Matt Young

Matt Young

Matt Young is a writer, comedian, and two-time university dropout.

Originally from Tasmania, Matt started performing comedy in 2014 when he was named runner-up in the RAW Comedy State Finals off the back of his second ever gig. He moved to Melbourne in 2015 and continued to tackle the open mic circuit, opening and running Guerilla Comedy in Hawthorn. He performed his debut solo show, I Quit, in the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and began studying at The Improv Conspiracy shortly after. He has since completed every class that TIC has to offer, performed in over 150 shows, and done very little stand-up.

After meeting in Level 2, Matt formed absurd sketch comedy duo Cool & Smart with fellow TIC alum Barney Pollock. Their debut show Paradise! appeared in the 2018 Melbourne Fringe, 2019 MICF, and travelled to Perth Fringeworld as part of the Blue Room Theatre's prestigious Summer Nights program. Their sophomore effort, Lizard Man: A One-Act Play, will appear on the TIC stage later this year.

When he is off-stage, Matt enjoys reading fantasy novels, listening to self-help audiobooks, and playing Mario Party.

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