Often described as a ‘Comedy God’, Matt Barnard is a fantastic compère and versatile street performer. Some performers are impossible to walk past and Matt is one of them. Choose from two wonderful shows.

From Class to Glass:
A comedy show in which the character changes from a skillful, sophisticated gentleman to a string vest-wearing yob sporting Union Jack shorts and complete with knotted handkerchief on his head. Beginning with artistic and cultural ball spinning skills and degenerating into comedy beer balancing, the show is best performed at large events or in streets with plenty of space as it is sure to attract a large crowd.

Dangerously Unbalanced:
A traditional juggling show with exciting juggling skills, hilarious comedy and a death defying finale. From the moment Matt Barnard steps onto the street people will be entranced by his warm infectious humour. A few people will stop, a joke will be shared, the laughter will spread and the crowd will grow. A lot of people can juggle but not so many can make it hypnotically entertaining.


Matt has been in demand as a host and compere at many events worldwide - from 10 years at the Glastonbury festival to the Comedy Tent at the Henley Festival. 


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Matt Barnard

by Jones and Barnard

Performance Styles

  • Street Shows

‘Consistently versatile and brilliant.’

— Orange Street Theatre Festival

‘He did a fantastic job! He’s so relaxed and prepared to fit in any way we asked him to. It was a real pleasure to work with him again and he felt part of our team by the end of the third night’

— Louise Atkinson, Tameside District Council