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Matt King strolled onto the Australian comedy stage in 1994. A fresh faced Brit. whose unique brand of humour quickly won him fans amongst Melbourne audiences. Matt is now regarded as one of the most talented live comedy acts in Australia but now he's back in the UK.
Matt's first solo show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, 'Blimey It's Mad King' (1996) told the story of Matt's bittersweet journey from the streets of London's suburban flanges to Australian shores. The show was a huge hit in Melbourne and Edinburgh where reviews touted Matt as "one to watch" (The Guardian UK).
In 1998, Matt was back with the sequel - 'Beastly'. A safari into the animal kingdom with Matt as the tour guide, 'Beastly' visits a bizarre world of bra-sporting ducks and escapee chickens in a show which The Age described as "hilarious".
Following sell out seasons at the 1998 Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, Beastly went on to storm the Edinburgh Fringe receiving critical accolades and playing to sell out houses.
Matt's Television credits include The channel 9 show 'In Melbourne Tonight', the ABC programs 'Something Hot Before Bed' and 'The Smallest Room in the House'. He also wrote and performed in the Melbourne Comedy Festival cult smash hit 'Slippers' with Glerm Robbins & Bob Franklin as well as the 'New Joke City Trilogy'.
In 1999 Matt King performed in the Melbourne Comedy Festival once again a consecutive sell out show. The show was called 'Matt King - B.C.', it was a hilarious trip through history. Matt also was the host for the Comedy Festival Roadshow which performed at more than 30 towns in 5 weeks. He also performed a season of 'Semi-Automatic', at the Prince Patrick Hotel, a rapid-fire game show that tests celebrity trash culture savvy.
Matt King's stand up comedy is undoubtedly fantastic. For years he has left audiences laughing throughout comedy venues. He has also proved to be an excellent corporate comedian performing for some of Australia's biggest corporations.
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