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Matt Rife Reviews

Comedy & Stand-up

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 22

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3.0 star rating Mike from Akron

JUST NOT FUNNY

I guess I was wanting more.. He's really not worth 300 a ticket. The crowd interaction was a little over the top..

3.0 star rating Christine P. from Naples, Florida

MATT RIFE AT OFF THE HOOK IN NAPLES FL

Matt was funny, but not near as funny or engaging as I have seen in his many video clips. Was very excited to see him and have seen some really hilarious comedians over the years. I was a little disappointed after being so excited. Maybe he just wasn’t into it that night? He was late getting out on stage and his openers weren't that funny either.

3.0 star rating AEM from Tucson, Arizona

MORE RIFE LESS WARMUPS

We had no idea that the show featured 2 warmup acts before Matt came out. The show started late and the 2 comedians weren’t very funny. Sadly, they were on longer than Matt. Hard to rationalize spending that much money on tickets and only have Matt perform for 45 minutes. He was hysterical as always but the shortness of his program was very disappointing.

3.0 star rating Tracey from Phoenix, Arizona

UGH, NOT GREAT

Matt’s impromptu stuff with the audience was funny but his rehearsed stuff was blah. He’s definitely over valued himself and I would not see him again. He had 2 openers and Erik Griffin was Amazing, was in tears the whole time he was up there.

3.0 star rating Linda Cooley from Phoenix, Arizona

MATT RIFE IN ARIZONA- DOWNTOWN

I have watched Matt Rife online for over 18 months. When I saw that he was coming to AZ I purchased 2 tickets 2nd row from front. Very expensive and impulsive. I was so excited to go see him in person. My daughter flew out from Iowa to go with me. Fast forward to last night. The show was late supposed to start at 10 pm and it had 5000 people there trying to get in before 10 but it was 10:30 before we got in. 2 guys opened for him. They were alright. Matt came on uneventfully. He didn’t have the same look nor energy as the online videos portray. He seems much smaller in person and just not as engaging either. Online it appears that he does a lot of crowd work and interaction. In person, at this point anyways, he was distant and removed from the crowd and mostly speaking sort of quiet in his own world. We all came there and it appeared he didn’t see us. It was a huge audience but I bought 2nd row seats. He did talk to 3 people and they all were boring. Very g rated conversations. For paying over $1400 for 2 seats I wanted adult level banter. I love Matt Rife online and only wished it was the same in person. I was sadly disappointed. I like who he is marketed to be a lot. My seats were good. The venue is too big however. I hate going downtown. There is nothing near this place either. I think he should perform in smaller venues and bring back the roots of what he was trying to do in the beginning. Just my humble opinion.

2.0 star rating Jag olsen from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

JUST NOT FUNNY

His crowd banter is not that clever. He's simply not funny. He's thirst trapping to make up for it. It was a dull show for 300$

2.0 star rating TD from Durham, North Carolina

DPAC DURHAM

The set was not good. The first 2 acts were cringe and very hard to understand them at times. Then Matt’s was not really funny at all, I was very surprised. Barely any crowd interactions and his jokes were subpar.. we ended up leaving during his set. Definitely needs to work on his material more, he has a lot of potential. Possibly his smaller crowd interactions are better?

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