Having started stand-up in November 2009 when he was 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So YoU Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions – all whilst in his teens.
He quickly established himself in all major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions.
Jump forward to 2020 and Matt is a seasoned TV host, having presented shows such as The Hangover Games (E4) and The Red Bull Soapbox Race (Dave), Celebrity Haunted Mansion and Celebrity Haunted Hotel (W) alongside Christine Lampard, and helming the spin off for both shows alone. He also hosted two different ITV2 Documentaries – Pampered Pooches: Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, both filmed in LA, and helmed Just The Tattoo Of Us: The Aftermath for MTV. His first ever presenting gig was hosting The Extra Factor (ITV2) in 2013 alongside Caroline Flack at the age of 22 .
He was the host of Virgin Radio’s Drive Time Show for three years before leaving to focus on his true passion of comedy. He is currently the co-host of the new hit comedy podcast When No One’s Watching, with Matt Willis of Busted. They have a fantastic selection of guest including: Keith Lemon, Tom Fletcher, Darren Harriot, Emma Willis, Helen Bauer and many more to come.
As well as all the presenting he has appeared on countless other TV shows including; Comedy Game Night, Roast Battle & Drunk History (Comedy Central), Nevermind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice, Celebability, The Stand Up Sketch Show series 2&3, Hey Tracey, The Cahse: Celebrity Christmas Special, The Chris Ramsey Show, Top gear: Extra Gear, Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), and pretty much any spin-off you can name…
In 2013 Matt headed out on his first ever award-winning tour Hometown Hero in 2013. It was 54 dates into Spring 2014. After a break from touring he took a brand new show to Edinburgh in 2017 – called Slash – which gained several 5 star reviews and went on to tour for 60 dates. In 2019 he performed his new show, Imposter, at the Edinburgh Festival and will subsequently be on tour with it in 2020/2021.
What’s been said…
“High wattage charisma from a talented young coming who’s star is on the rise” The Guardian
“Hilarious and charming” The Mirror
“Sharp, funny and warm” Heat Magazine
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best New Show’ 2012 – Winner
Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Finalist
Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Runner-Up
So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist
Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – Finalist
Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner