MATT Storer can see the irony in being called a wuss during his childhood.
The comedian believes he was unfairly tarred with the brush on many occasions growing up in Canning Vale.
Now his job involves standing up in front of a large group and talking for long periods of time, Storer can see the funny side.
“It’s a word I associate with me growing up, I got called it growing up and I like it, it’s short and direct,” he said.
“I suppose I am a wuss in certain situations, but at the same time I regularly get up and do something that scares the pants off most people.”
Despite naming his upcoming Perth Comedy Festival show Wuss, the Thornlie Christian College graduate insists he was mistakenly labelled as one throughout his childhood.
“Growing up, I was unwilling to pull pranks and get myself into risk,” he said.
“I was more like a goody-two-shoes in that I didn’t like to take risks, but the irony is stand-up is the biggest social risk of all.”
The South Perth resident promised Wuss, his third as part of the Perth Comedy Festival, would feature his signature piano and hoped he could add more of a musical element in future shows.
“Every time I do an hour long show, the piano comes out, it’s a good way to break up the content,” he said.
“As I develop, I definitely aspire to marry my jokes with my songs and make it one coherent performance.”
Storer will perform Wuss at the Regal Theatre on May 18-19.