Multi-talented comedian, actor & presenter
With a range of major accolades under his belt, Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite comedians. Combining his diverse skillsets in comedy, acting and presenting, it’s no wonder Matt regularly performs to sell-out shows around the world.
Matt’s career began strong with a Best Newcomer Award at the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Best Newcomer Nomination at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest Award in the same year, and the 2012 Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
He also scored another ARIA Award in 2015 for the Best Comedy Release, a nomination for Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards, and a nomination for Best International Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
Performing to full houses across Australia, Matt has gained a cult-following from the festival circuit, with annual performances at the Australian and New Zealand Comedy Festivals, as well as at JFL Montreal and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has also brought his comedy acts around the world to countries like London, Singapore and India, and has supported other iconic comedians like Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari and Chelsea Handler.
Matt also has plenty of experience in broadcasting, having co-hosted Triple J’s popular Breakfast Show for three years. He has also made TV appearances on ABC’s It’s A Date, SBS’ Legally Brown and Channel 7’s Orange Is The New Brown, and Channel 9’s Doctor Doctor.
Following the success of his successful stand-up show The Other Guy, Matt was invited to work on a television adaptation for Stan. The series, co-written and starring Matt himself, would go on to be nominated for the Subscription TV Award for Best New Talent at AACTA.
Having published his debut book, “Being Black ‘N Chicken, and Chips”, Matt continues to perform live at events and festivals around the world.