The multi talented comedian, actor & presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite award winning comedians. Okine has scooped some major accolades in the past few years, including an ARIA and the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his intrinsically personal show, The Other Guy. Following the success of this live stand-up show the popular TV channel Stan announced The Other Guy as one of the new original productions for 2017.
Matt had a huge year in 2015 taking home the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release for Matt Okine; Live at the Enmore Theatre, collecting a nomination for Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards, and receiving a nomination for Best International Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In previous years Matt has accrued the Best Newcomer Nomination at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest (Local) Award in the same year, and the 2012 Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (which he shared with Ronny Chieng).
Okine performs sell out national tours of his live shows year in, year out, and has gained much popularity on the festival circuit with featured annual performances at the Australian and New Zealand Comedy Festivals, as well as appearing at JFL Montreal and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has toured in London, Singapore, Hong Kong & India, and has supported international acts including Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari and Chelsea Handler. Matt has also made appearances in several TV shows including ABC TV’s It’s a Date and Dirty Laundry Live, SBS’s Legally Brown, Ch 7’s Orange Is The New Brown and Ch 9’s Doctor Doctor.
Matt spent 3 years co-hosting Triple J’s hugely successful Breakfast Show before hanging up his headphones to go into production on his television adaption of his award-winning semi-autobiographical stand up show The Other Guy for Stan. He co-wrote and starred in the show which aired in 2017 and later that year earned him an AACTA nomination for the Subscription TV Award for Best New Talent.
Matt’s debut novel Being Black N Chicken, and Chips has just been published by Hachette Australia. This heart warming coming of age novel is based on his 2012 live show which earnt him his Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Matt has just finished filming season 2 of The Other Guy which will air later this year on STAN and he continues to appear at various events and festivals around the world.