Matt Okine, one of Australia’s favourite young award winning comedians has scooped some major accolades in the past few years, including 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.
2015 was a huge year for Matt taking home the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release for Matt Okine; Live at the Enmore Theatre. He also collected a nomination for Best Comedy Performer at the 2015 Helpmann Awards, as well as a nomination for Best International Show at the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival.
Okine’s career to date has seen him amass a stream of accolades in previous years including an Edinburgh Festival Fringe Best Newcomer Nomination in 2013, the Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest (Local) Award in the same year, and the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Best Newcomer Award which he shared with Ronny Chieng.
He performs sell out national tours of his live shows year in, year out and supporting international acts including Dave Chappelle and Chelsea Handler, as well as appearing regularly in several TV shows including ABC TV’s It’s a Date and Dirty Laundry Live and SBS’s Legally Brown. Matt spent 3 years co-hosting the hugely successful Breakfast Show on Australia’s triple J before hanging up his headphones to go into production on his tv series, The Other Guy, which debuts on 17th August online on Stan.