Although we’d never suspect Matthijs of a crime, we have the feeling he’d make an excellent pickpocket. He’s polite, friendly and even a little unassuming. And then, before you know it, he’s taken over the scene with elaborate characters, plot twists and sharp one-liners. You’re just standing there trying to figure out what happened, and meanwhile Matthijs has this goofy smile on his face, and your wallet in his pocket.
This is all a metaphor, of course. But let’s face it, if he had chosen a life of crime instead of improv, it wouldn’t be.