Often described as a ‘Comedy God’, Matt Barnard is a fantastic compère and 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. 

He is currently resident host at the Spiegeltent at Canterbury Festival. 

Safe & Accessible

This act, along with every other act on our website, is expert in adapting to a variety of performance settings, including during the constrictions of the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic.

The performances will be tailored to the event and location to ensure that all interactions are socially distanced without compromising the joy and spectacle.


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Matt Barnard

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‘Consistently versatile and brilliant.’

— Orange Street Theatre Festival

HUGE THANKS to Matt, [he] was absolutely fabulous and made the day really special

— Sara Hudson, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council,