Comedian Matthew Patrick Torres Talks Chicago Comedy Scene

Chicago-local Matthew Patrick Torres sits down with The Tidbit to talk about comedy and podcasts. Keep an eye on his social media (links below) to catch an upcoming performance!
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The Tidbit: Tell us a bit about your background. How did you catch the bug for comedy?

Matthew Patrick Torres: I think I’ve always tried to make people laugh, when I was in the Marine Corps we always joked and laughed to make the time go by quicker.
TT: What’s the Chicago comedy scene like? How did you get your start?
 
MPT: It’s a pretty cool scene, everybody is kind and supportive for the most part. I started by doing Improv but dont tell anyone, shhhh [laughs].
 
TT: What are the biggest challenges about being a comedian that most people may not realize?
   
MPT: Money I guess, it doesn’t pay much unless you are already super successful, but then you don’t need money.
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TT: You’re also the host of The Fifteen Minute Break Podcast. Tell us about that show and where the idea came from?

MPT: I had a friend Horacio Ramirez we started the podcast together, he passed away and now I’m trying to keep it alive as long as I can!
TT: What upcoming shows are on your calendar? 
MPT: Bad Waves, at The Laugh Factory August 19!!! Come one come all!
TT: Where can people follow you and find some of your material? 
MPT: Matthew Patrick Torres is what I put every social media account under, find me, stalk me, send positive energy my way!
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