Winner - You Must Be Joking 2013
Finalist - Bath New Act of the Year 2012
Matt Dwyer first performed stand-up comedy over 10 years ago in his native Australia. He moved to the UK in 2004 and mistakenly followed his father’s advice and got a “real job”. Since 2010, Matt has been back in the stand-up saddle, attacking the British comedy scene with a vengeance. In this time, Matt has established himself as a solid performer and compere, with a playful, cheeky stage presence. In 2013 he won the prestigious “You Must Be Joking” competition (formerly Newbury Comedian of the Year) – previous winners include Imran Yusef, Ian Smith and new Xtra Factor host Matt Richardson (ITV)
Mining the shallows of his own life and social awkwardness, Matt discusses a broad range of topics including life as a foreigner in modern Britain, as well as his failings with the fairer sex, and how he copes with his general state of ineptitude and baldness…
He is getting regular paid MC, opening and middle spots with the likes of Mirth Control, Spiky Mike and Edge Comedy, as well as appearing at Up The Creek, Downstairs at the King’s Head and many other comedy clubs around the country.
He also hosts his own radio show, The Buzz, on 101.4 ONfm on a Saturday afternoon, filling the airwaves of West London with his trademark brand of news and nonsense.
Matt is looking forward to global domination as a comedy writer, stand-up comic, actor and voice talent.
If you see Matt in his natural habitat, members of the public are warned that he may be dangerous, and should be approached carefully with a pint of cider and maybe some sweet chilli peanuts…
“Great jokes, great delivery, great guy – all round greatness!” – Pat Monahan, winner of Show Me The Funny, ITV
“very strong…very good“ - Geoff Whiting, Comedy promoter - Mirth Control
“Very charming, a breath of fresh air… lovely positive energy” - Chris Head, Comedy Consultant and Director
“Deal[t] with the sole heckler of the evening magnificently, he was relaxed with the audience and demonstrated excellent stage craft” - Newbury Weekly News
“Dwyer’s act featured a bunch of excellent one-liners, including a bundle of jokes about women and relationships which managed to be razor sharp without ever stumbling into the mire of bitter misogyny” - Newbury Weekly News