“Dear Diary: Heather told me she teaches people ‘real life.’ She said, real life sucks losers dry. You want to fuck with the eagles, you have to learn to fly. I said, so, you teach people how to spread their wings and fly? She said, yes. I said, you’re beautiful.”
Mat Ricardo is sort of a magician. Sort of a circus performer? Sort of a monologuist. A professional charmer? It’s hard to describe. Certainly he’s the only one of any of those things I know with his own clothing sponsor (Walker Slater).
I met Mat at the Ediburgh Fringe last year, and he was fantastically charming and did an amazing trick with a tablecloth. It seems he’s kicked things up a notch. This is pretty damned impressive.