Matthew Mcconaughey wants to try his hand at stand-up comedy.
The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ star has admitted he was planning on embarking on a stand-up tour this year before the coronavirus pandemic caused the shutdown of venues and placed restrictions on travel and large gatherings.
Matthew was inspired to try out a career as a funnyman as he loves the “no-filter communication” provided by comedy, and although he can’t hit the road just yet, his stand-up tour is still on the cards for the future.
Speaking during an appearance on ‘The Russell Howard Hour’, he said: “I haven’t shared this with many people but stand up is a no-filter communication.
“What I do as an actor, which is why I’m interested in doing stand up, is my raw expression goes through four filters before it gets to the screen.
“I’m doing someone else’s script, I’m being directed by someone else, I’m being filmed by someone else, I’m being edited by someone else before it’s put in a capsule and put in front of you on screen. That’s four filters from my original expression. So that’s the goal.
“Where do you go where there is no filter? That’s stand-up.
“So the plan before Covid was, I was planning on taking to the road and telling stories in an hour of stand-up.”
In response, show host Russell – who is also a stand-up comedian – told him comedy was addictive, but insisted he thought Matthew would make an excellent comic.
And Matthew, 51, can’t wait to get started.
He added: “It sounds like a great thing to be addicted to, the ultimate buzz. You look today at stand-up comics, they are the best truth tellers we have. If I can get away with this, then I’d love to.”