Rick Matthews was raised in a small farm town south of Buffalo, but has a point of view that differs from those usually bred from small-town life. He uses the audience as his own personal therapy session, working out the issues that keep him up at night, all for their enjoyment. He has earned himself a reputation in the comedy community as an every-man with an edge; a nice guy with a dark side; and a fat guy with a stain on his shirt. Matthews won Buffalo’s Funniest Person Contest in 2014 and performed at the Asheville Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Gilda Radner’s Laff Fest and the Laugh Your Ashville Off Comedy Festival. He recorded his debut album, This Is Where I Lose You, in 2018.