Matty Vu is a Vancouver-based comedian whose stand-up has led to stages like Just for laughs, SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition and being featured on The CBC Gem Next Wave of stand-up. We spoke to this cross-stitching nascar loving comic to find out more about his comedy style, influences and exciting new projects!
How would you describe your comedy style?
I just try to do or say things that I would find funny. I never know how to answer this question, but that’s all I’m really trying to do out there.
Who are some of your influences?
Locally I admire Charlie Demers and Graham Clark. Two of the best comics in town and two of the kindest and welcoming people.
Who was your favourite comedian growing up?
I used to stay up late and watch Dave Letterman and Conan O’Brien on school nights, and they’re probably my biggest influences.
Who is your favourite comedian now?
I’m currently obsessed with the show Taskmaster, and find Greg Davies very funny. A fun play between stern and silly.
What is your pre-show ritual?
I like to do some stretching before taking the stage. Just trying to get loose and ready for fun.
What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?
Little Mountain Gallery. As a venue it held my favourite shows run by my favourite local comics. I miss it.
What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?
Anything I’ve said about NASCAR. Just talking about something I enjoy and slowly getting the audience to also enjoy just a little bit.
What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?
Going to watch live comedy shows. It’s the best way to enjoy comedy, so why not see someone new in the best circumstances.
Tell us a joke about your city.
If you want to feel like a street racer, it’s fun to ride the 99 as it passes the 9 on Broadway.
Do you have anything to promote right now?
MSG comedy will be part of Just for Laughs Vancouver on February 23, 2023
Where can we follow you?
PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?
Randee Neumeyer and Gina Harms. Two of my fav comics to see in life or on stage.