Matt & Mackinnon

 

Mathew Horne and Bruce MacKinnon graduated from Manchester University, each with a degree in performing Arts and two months later, they found themselves in the finals of both the Open Mic Award and the So You Think You're Funny Competition.

Mat and MacKinnon. So why not Mat and Bruce or Horne and MacKinnon? "Because", as Mat correctly points out, "it sounds a bit rubbish, doesn't it?" "It doesn't sound as good", adds Bruce. "We did a show at university and thought, 'hang on, we haven't got a name'. We didn't want to be pretentious and make something which isn't our name, which kind of sells yourself like something better than you are, so we just took our names." "There's a nice bit of alliteration and assonance in there," points out Mat. It kind of worked better than Matt and Bruce. And my surname's Horne."


 

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