Matt Okine is one of the most in demand comedians in the world. An amazing past year for Matt has seen him enjoy an outstanding run at the 2013 Edinburgh fringe festival, stellar performances at Soho Theatre in London as well as being nominated for one of the biggest comedy awards in the world, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Trophy.
Matt started comedy as a national Triple J RAW finalist in 2004, at the age of 18, after only 3 previous gigs (those being the preliminary stages of the competition!) Matt took out the Brisbane New Comic of the Year competition and Winning the Rove Live/Snickers Golden Nut Competition. He followed this with a sell-out show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival (2008) and was flown to Miami as part of NBC’s hit show, ”Last Comic Standing”. Matt is also a co-host of Triple J’s breakfast radio with an average of 1.784 million total listeners tuning in to Triple J across Australia weekly!
His 2011 Sydney Comedy Festival show, Being Black N Chicken N Shit, was nominated for Time Out’s Local Comedy Show of the Year, and Matt was also nominated in the same awards for 2011 Sydney Comedian of the Year.
★★★★ The Guardian London – Aug 2013
Winner – 2012 Best newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Nominated – 2013 Fosters Comedy Award Edinburgh.
Nominated – 2011 Sydney Comedian of the Year
Nominated – 2011 Sydney Comedy Festival Local Show of the Year
Finalist – 2011 Tropfest – Short Film festival
Winner – 2007 Best Undiscovered Comedian – Rove Live
Winner – 2005 Brisbane New Comedian Compeition
Finalist – 2004 Triple J RAW Comedy Competition
With Daniel Connell – After being selected in The Comedy Zone at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Daniel has gone on to become a mainstay on the Melbourne Comedy Scene.
Daniel performed a brand new solo show at the 2012,2013 & 2014 MICF’s as well as travelling to other Australian festivals such as Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe & The Canberra Comedy Festival during this time.
Now in his 6th year as a comedian Daniel can be seen performing at every major comedy room in Australia and has supported comedians Dave Hughes, Glen Robbins & Jimeoin.
“Definitely keep an eye on this comic” – Herald Sun
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