Local Comedian Makes Waves

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On June 23, Matt Falk released a new comedy album called Generational Gap, recorded live at a show at the Garrick in Winnipeg several months ago. On the album, Falk muses about everything from Ikea shopping with his wife to learning different accents and board games. The album hit the top of its iTunes chart within the first week of release.

“The audience was amazing and the set went really well,” says Falk. “The album focuses a lot on the differences between the various generations. But what’s interesting is that the audience was made up of almost every generation and we all laughed together that night. We have a lot more similarities than we do differences.”

Falk celebrated Canada 150 in Calgary, doing stand-up at a Christian event called Hope 150 at Shaw Millennium Park.

“One of the highlights was getting to stand on stage with all the performers in front of the whole audience and sing the national anthem,” Falk adds. “I felt very patriotic!” 

The comedian has been travelling a lot with his routine, not only across Canada but also on a cruiseliner this past January. Carnival Cruise Lines had seen Falk perform on Just for Laughs and asked if he would join them in Belize. Over the course of three days, Falk performed throughout the day.

“The first few days I had a bit of a hard time finding my sea legs,” the comedian says. “I would be on stage stumbling around and ended up holding on to the mic stand so I could stay balanced.”

In April, Falk was in Halifax for a comedy festival, and he recently returned from the Kamloops Komedy Festival in B.C.

With all the travelling he does, Falk still says that his favourite place to perform is right here in Manitoba. “Rumors Comedy Club is quite seriously my favourite club in the country, and it may very well be the best club in the country. Not only do they bring in amazing acts from all over North America, but they encourage and develop so many local comics. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Tyler Schultz, the GM at Rumors, I would not be where I am in my career.”

This summer, Falk will be performing at many local fairs, including ones in Grunthal and Rosenort in August.

 

For more information

You can purchase your copy of Generational Gap on iTunes. To see where Matt Falk pops up next, check 
out www.mattfalkcomedy.com.

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