Serious Comedy Talk
Jan. 17, 2023

Episode 137: Matthew Tate

Episode 137: Matthew Tate

St. Louis-born and Huntsville, AL-raised, Matthew Tate is a veteran of the lauded HSV Comedy scene and a producer of the long-running Homegrown Comedy and TGIM Comedy showcases. A former improv and musician, Tate found his passion in standup comedy in 2012, and quickly began producing local shows as well as touring on the road. His debut standup comedy album, "I Drink, Therefore I Am", was released in 2016, with a follow-up, "Game Set Trashed", which debuted at #1 on Amazon's Top-Seller list. His EP-length single about dealing with isolation in a global pandemic, titled "The Happiness Illusion", was released later that year, followed by a fourth release, "It Only Hurts When I Exist", in June of 2022. Matthew has performed on the Wild West Comedy Festival, and has been featured in No'Ala Magazine, al.com, and The Montgomery Advertiser, as well as the series "Punching Below the Bible Belt"

Matthew & I talked about:

-     Creating a comedy scene that creates room for diversity & support for the comedians in the scene

-     Creating a new hour of comedy after releasing an album

-     Weird thoughts that keep me from wanting to perform

-     Passing the torch of hosting shows so that Matthew can be free to travel more

-     Establishing Huntsville as a comedy scene vs a destination between scenes

Check Out Matthew’s Comedy Albums on Spotify Here:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ZkYnZ1y3A91JYuZLCIXbu?si=qgjsOwLFTHS7xUPcGrrHrg

Check Out Matthew’s 9-Year Running Showcase Home Grown Comedy Here:

https://homegrowncomedyhsv.com/

Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”

https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/

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