Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Matt Payton

We’re taking a minute to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

Matt Payton has performed at comedy festivals such as the Out Of Bounds, Burbank and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has appeared on To Tell The Truth for ABC and his writing has been featured on Splitsider, The Weekly Humorist, Points In Case and McSweeney’s. He is from Missouri, but the other major metropolitan area that everyone over here is supposed to hate.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Seeing my friends in the festival delight the crowds with their jokes, bringing my favorite jackets out of California retirement and watching my enemies get crushed (they know who they are).

When/where are you performing at the festival?

The Atomic Cowboy Saturday at 8PM. I’ll be espousing the wonderful benefits of Herbalife all the other times during the festival. You’ll want to avoid me at all costs.

Give us your social media information!

Twitter & Instagram: @paytonmatting Facebook: Also look for me on Slack making references to memes from 18 months ago and relating them back to the highlighters in the supply closet.

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

I would have to say tacos because then I would never know they existed, therefore would not know what I’m missing out on. But let’s say it’s a world without tacos starting now I’d still pick that one because I could throw the ingredients of a taco together in another form. And who wouldn’t like to eat carne asada, cilantro and onions in the shape of a swan?

Do you even lift?

I assume you’re talking about weights and if you’re trying to provoke me into some sort of fight just be warned I’m fully prepared to engage in a battle of wits with you, which I will also lose badly while still flailing about like a bird somehow.

If you have a pet project, something to promote, or anything you want share, tell us here.

If you’re ever in Los Angeles, come to the monthly show I co-produce called Funny How? It’s really well-run and the lineup is always great.

See Matt and and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!