Tampa comic Matt Fernandez releases stand-up special on Amazon Prime

Comedian Matt Fernandez during his set for open mic night at de Bine Brewing company in Palm Harbor, July 14, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine | Times)
Comedian Matt Fernandez during his set for open mic night at de Bine Brewing company in Palm Harbor, July 14, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine | Times)
Published October 12

The night Matt Fernandez filmed his first stand-up comedy special, things didn't get off to a calming start.

"The air conditioning was broken in the green room the night of the show," he said, "so I had to actually hang out at the bar and talk to people."

Nothing against his fans — it just wasn't how Fernandez saw one of the biggest nights of his comedy life playing out. But the end result was worth it.

After filming in August at the Attic in Ybor City, the self-financed special dropped this week on Amazon Prime. Matt Fernandez: Why Does Everyone Hate My Mirror? is now available and free to stream for all Amazon Prime customers.

BACKSTORY: Tampa comic Matt Fernandez talks filming his own special in a Netflix world

"I'm very happy with how it turned out, and I'm almost as happy just to have it off my plate," Fernandez said. "Amazon just seemed like a good place to start. Hopefully it does well enough there that I can get the next one on Netflix. We'll see."

Click here to watch Fernandez's new special on Amazon Prime.

— Jay Cridlin

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