Raw Comedy Quest semi-finalist, Matt Stellingwerf is a fast rising star on the New Zealand comedy scene, and highly regarded by his peers. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, been nominated for several others, and was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival. He is now here to ply his trade in front of UK audiences.
Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised farmer’s son and trained criminologist, an award-winning bar fly…and genuinely lovely guy, Matt Stellingwerf is a man of contradictions. He expertly brings these contradictions to the stage with his typical low-key style and confidence, finding the humour in topics as diverse as love, mental illness, sex, drugs, and this crazy interview he once conducted with a serial killer on Death Row.
Matt now brings a worldview inspired by alcoholic shearing gangs, bizarre Dutch relatives, and criminological theory to the stage and attempts to answer some of life’s enduring mysteries. So come along, grab a brew, have a laugh and remember…lower expectations make it better for everyone!
“…an intellectual ‘Fonze’…extremely laid back and relaxed with the audience, seamlessly having banter and keeping his cool” Keeping Up With NZ