press clippings

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ the herald

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ fringe guru

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ broadway baby

★ ★ ★ ★ the scotsman

★ ★ ★ ★ time out

★ ★ ★ ★ edfest

★ ★ ★ ★ fest

★ ★ ★ ★ three weeks


"So, so funny" - Larry David

"My favourite show" - Emma Thompson


“undoubtedly one of the greatest variety artists working today”

the scotsman

“the best variety act in the business. A man who is most comfortable doing the seemingly impossible in front of an enraptured audience”

broadway baby

“thrilling…spellbinding…the quintessential showman”

fringe guru


the evening standard

“what i love about you, is that you’re a showman!”


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"slick, hugely enjoyable...self-depreciating and very funny...a consummate act. terrific humour and genuine skill. this showman deserves your applause" - the guardian

"captivating...high grade schtick" - the scotsman

"categorically one of the best shows i have ever seen...stop reading this review and go and book a ticket!" - arts award voice

"five stars for a juggler? i assure you, no mistake! impressive..hilarious...i laughed myself silly!" - fringe guru

"Ricardo’s smooth wit drives the show at full speed. The actual tricks are as stunning for their mastery as for their ingenious conception. You’ll struggle to find a show more tightly packed with cunning humour and spellbinding amusement" - er magazine

"this show surpassed my expectations and then some. mat ricardo is a tremendously talented performer and an extremely eloquent and likeable host...a thoroughly entertaining show that kept us on the edge of our seats" - broadway baby

"from his three-piece suit to his charisma, humour and ability to work a room, ricardo is a captivating performer. fast-paced, hilariously funny...and the mother of all tablecloth tricks!" - scotsgay

"a minor legend. we left feeling rather richer to have spent an hour in his warm and commanding presence" - total theatre

"ricardo is a real hell of a juggler and more besides! he'll explode your expectations!" - three weeks

"a smart, funny and incredibly likeable performer...astonishing dexterity and imagination...even the most jaded audiences will be impressed" - fest magazine


"One of the greatest jugglers in the world...

a phenomenon of the international comedy scene"

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