An Interview With

Matt Young

SEASON 4 | EPISODE 87 | 10 JUne 2024

The Connection Between Music and Comedy: A Conversation with Comedian Matt Young

This time on the podcast, I sit down for a conversation with Australian comedian Matt Young about the connection between his passions for music and comedy.

We chat about Matt’s formative teenage years attending underground live shows in small venues across Tasmania, and how those experiences shaped his creative development and inspired his approach to his own comedy performances, and beyond.

Matt reflects on how certain bands and musicians he discovered deeply resonated with him during that time. He also opens up about the emotional and social benefits he’s gotten from music throughout his life. We explore the similarities between live music and comedy performances, especially the importance of audience interaction and connection.

We then touch on how the pandemic impacted both industries but Matt also expresses optimism for their recovery. The conversation provides insight into Matt’s journey and why he believes supporting live local acts remains so vital.

I know that music lovers and comedy fans alike will enjoy this insightful discussion on finding inspiration and building community through creative expression.

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A BIT ABOUT

MATT YOUNG

Matt is an award-winning teacher, producer, and performer of improv comedy. You can usually find him at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre in Melbourne.

Matt and his comedy partner / housemate Barney have a podcast where they improvise fake podcasts:

They also perform monthly at The Improv Conspiracy and they’re really good. Use the code SMARTANDCOOL for a discount.

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DURING OUR CHAT

Matt & I DISCUSSED

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0:00 – Introduction and music’s role in comedy 

Approx. 5:00 – Matt’s experiences with live shows in Tasmania as a teenager

Approx. 10:00 – Impact of the pandemic on live performances 

Approx. 15:00 – Emotional and social benefits of music

Approx. 20:00 – Australian tradition of drinking from shoes

Approx. 22:00 – Matt’s favorite inspirational song

Approx. 25:00 – Encouragement to support live comedy and music

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