A lot of people would be less surprised if I told them I was a former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader than a stand up comedian! But it’s true- No I didn’t cheer for Dallas but I had the chance to experience what it is like to live and dream like a stand up comic back in the 90’s/ Stand up comedy is unique to all other art forms. It typically is the one medium in which people are scared to death to even attempt, but many have it on their bucket list of things to do. (People generally won’t have an anxiety attack over painting or sculpting!) It is often an unfair match in which it is you alone versus hundreds and sometimes thousands of people and you have no others to stand by to protect you! Which makes the Matt Light Comedy event so special! Matt’s foundation does a ton to help people in need, and by the sound of it, they have a blast in their efforts. No one is up on stage blocking for you, protecting you or making sure you don’t get hit from the blind side! In stand up comedy you put yourself out there. No helmets to block your face or timeouts given to let you catch your breath. So to see rookie Jonas Gray get up there…..well check this out….
As a fan of comedy myself and former stand up, it was really cool to see some of the nations best “Laugh it Up” for a good cause. Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Tony V, Christine Hurley and many more laced them up at Patriot Place for a night I will certainly not forget. I can’t wait for the next Matt Light event! I’m taking that week off for sure!