Matt Okine

The multi-talented comedian, actor and presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia's favourite award-winning comedians. Okine performs sell out national tours of his live shows year in, year out, and has gained much popularity on the festival circuit. Matt spent three years co-hosting Triple J'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 Stan. Matt’s debut novel Being Black N Chicken & Chips was released in 2019 by Hachette Australia, with the teen edition released in 2021. 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 the host of Australia’s first daily breakfast podcast, Matt & Alex: All Day Breakfast, and is developing the film adaptation of his novel, Being Black N Chicken & Chips, with Wooden Horse Productions and the Oscar-nominated team at Aquarius Films.