Multi-talented actor, writer & presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite award winning comedians, having spent over 15 years appearing on screens and stages around Australia and the world.
Matt spent 3 years co-hosting Triple J radio’s hugely successful Breakfast Show before hanging up his headphones to go into production on the television adaption of his award-winning semi-autobiographical stand up show The Other Guy for Australian SVOD service, STAN. Matt co-wrote and starred in the show which aired in 2017 and later that year earned him an AACTA nomination for Subscription TV Best New Talent. In 2019, Matt released the second season of The Other Guy which will be seen on STAN and Hulu.
Okine has won several awards including the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release, The Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award, and the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (which he shared with Ronny Chieng), as well as being nominated for Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards.
On screen, Matt has appeared in several shows including H2O: Just Add Water, SBS’s Legally Brown, Ch 7’s Orange Is The New Brown and Ch 9’s Doctor Doctor. He’s appeared in films See No Evil, Aquamarine, most recently in Paramount’s ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’, and the upcoming ABC production, Stateless. He is also the host of the ABC cooking show, Shortcuts to Glory.
Matt’s debut novel Being Black N Chicken & 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, and also a Best Newcomer Nomination at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Matt is currently working on a film adaptation of his novel, Being Black N Chicken & Chips with the Oscar-nominated production team at Aquarius Films.
Matt Okine (intro) - Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2018Multi-talented actor, writer & presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite award winning comedians, having spent over 15 years appearing on screens and stages around Australia and the world.
Matt Okine (part 1) - Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2018#MattOkine on how many idiots there are on the internet. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, proudly supporting Oxfam. Recorded at the Palais Theatre, Wednesday 21 March 2018
Matt Okine (part 2) - Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2018#MattOkine has made a huge mistake when listening to his true crime podcast. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, proudly supporting Oxfam. Recorded at Palais Theatre, Wednesday 21 March 2018
Everything went awesome! Matt was a dream to work with! He is a true professional, extremely accommodating, easy going and very friendly. He knew exactly when to be serious and when to crack ... keep reading a joke. His jokes were very tasteful and appropriate and he understood the crowd. He was the perfect MC and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an MC for any type of event. oOh!media
Matt had the audience enthralled at our refugee fundraising gala and found the perfect balance of humour and cause. He was able to use hilarious anecdotes to get across messages of multiculturalism and inclusiveness.
Matt MC'd and performed a comedy set at our 2018 Leaders Conference Gala and he was exceptional. The crowd loved him, he was so well prepped on our company and very professional to work with. We would all highly recommend him.
On behalf of the Vita Group Project Team we would like to send our thanks and appreciation to Matt Okine. Matt MC’d and performed for our Gala event, which is a night of celebration and fun. The ballroom was full of 300 energised guests and he successfully had them in fits of laughter. Matt had clearly researched our company, he was professional, flexible with slight changes in our runsheet, welcoming and polite to our guests…we honestly couldn’t have asked for more. If your looking for an MC to bring your event to life than look no further than Matt. Highly recommend.