Family, relationships, modern life — none of these topics is off-limits to comedian Matt McClowry.
And one more: Asperger Syndrome. McClowry has it, though he’s quick to point out that he doesn’t want to be the Asperger Poster Boy, and feels that his diagnosis doesn’t define him.
So what does? Well, from his website, he’s “an awkward, gentle soul trapped in a hulking physique,” “dark and dry like a good merlot,” and “one of the strongest acts in the Midwest.”
That’s his opinion.
Mine, too. McClowry is one of the nice guys. He loves making people laugh from the stage, but doesn’t enjoy the ego-inflating aspects of being in the public eye. He seems to hate talking about himself or calling attention to himself away from the stage. Just a real, down-to-earth kind of guy.
Many comedians bring hefty personal challenges to the table, from addiction to cerebral palsy. McClowry, despite his Aspergers, has worked hard to get headline status. He’s clever and sharp, and if you miss his show Friday and Saturday at Goonie’s Comedy Club in Rochester, you may have to suffer the consequences of hearing your friends talk about him at the water cooler all week.
You’ve been warned.
— Sue Flemke