Amy Matthews’ I Feel Like I’m Made of Spiders is a stand-up comedy with an edge. The show is delivered like she’s recounting a series of steps and passing on advice to anyone who needs it.
Should be on everyone’s Fringe list
In this show, Matthews shares her inner most vulnerabilities, whilst mintaining a very dry narration throughout. It’s not a dark show, but it feels a little like Pandora’s Box. Matthews is sharing vulnerabilities that are darker shades than what a lot of people would feel comfortable sharing or admitting, but there is an element of hope of throughout, of peace.
The tangents that she goes off on are wild, her Anne Boleyn gag is a great example of the rest of her comedy; witty, insanely original but with an underlying commentary about the state of the world. There is an element of hand-holding involved, where Matthews expands on an idea or a joke - executing it with multimedia - and in a short space of time, creates a series of in-jokes with us. She adds an element of theatricality in everything that she does, all of which comes full circle in the end.
I Feel Like I’m Made of Spiders is a very vulnerable, honest and personal hour of comedy, where Matthews shares the details of a low point of her life, but adds levity at every point with her almost Shakespearean asides, creating a very enjoyable and funny comedy hour that should be on everyone’s Fringe list.