Australian Comedian & Actor Matt Okine began his career by becoming a national Triple J RAW finalist in 2004 at the age of 18 after only 3 previous gigs (those being the preliminary stages of the competition!)
Most recently seen on Can of Worms.
In 2012 a Cleo Bachelor of the Year contender.
Matt was a 2Day FM Comedy God finalist later that year and in January 2005 Matt took out the Brisbane New Comic of the Year competition. The same year he scored his first movie role appearing in Fox2000’s Aquamarine. In 2006 he was in ”Show Us Your Roots” at the Canberra Theatre and was also a part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s ‘New Talent’ Showcase.
In late 2007 Matt performed on “Rove Live” after winning the Rove Live/Snickers Golden Nut Competition. He followed this with a sell-out show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival (2008) and was flown to Miami as part of NBC’s hit show ”Last Comic Standing”.
In 2010 Matt spent a month touring Western Australia with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and a TV Pilot that he co-created called Not Available which debuted at the Dungog Film Festival to much acclaim.
Matt was also a co-writer/producer/performer on the short film Bird Therapy which made the Final 16 in Tropfest 2011 the biggest short film festival in the world. The film went on to also feature at the 2011 Dungog Film Festival and is soon to be distributed online through IndieFlix.
His 2011 Sydney Comedy Festival show Being Black N Chicken N Shit was nominated for Time Out’s Local Comedy Show of the Year and Matt was also nominated in the same awards for 2011 Sydney Comedian of the Year.
Matt has also acted on several Film & TV projects – both here & overseas – including All Saints H20: Just Add Water Sea Patrol I Rock Aquamarine (US) Monarch Cove (US) and See No Evil (US). He was also a guest panelist on The Squiz and most recently Can of Worms.
An experienced MC Matt has hosted several events including the launch of the Nokia N87 at Bondi Junction for One Partners the launch of the Nokia Music Store (where he shared the stage with Kate Miller-Heidke & The Presets) and the Smirnoff ”Send-Off” Party as part of their ”Nightlife Exchange” Experience.
As a hip-hop artist he has performed at Brisbane’s Step Inn (supporting Evil Eddie) at the Stylin Up festival (with KPS) and Brisbane’s Fete De La Musique Festival (Queen St Mall).
As a member of Australia’s legendary ManChoir Matt has also performed at some of Australia’s biggest music festivals including Big Day Out (2010) & Playground Weekender (2011).
Matt is co-creator and star of award-winning The Future Machine webseries (http://thefuturemachine.tv) which was selected for the 2011 LA Web Fest and the 2011 International TV Festival in Los Angeles.
Winner – 2012 Best newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Nominated – 2011 Sydney Comedian of the Year
Nominated – 2011 Sydney Comedy Festival Local Show of the Year
Finalist – 2011 Tropfest – Short Film festival
Highly Commended – 2011 Queensland Music Awards – Urban category
Winner – 2007 Best Undiscovered Comedian – Rove Live
Winner – 2005 Brisbane New Comedian Compeition
Finalist – 2004 Triple J RAW Comedy Competition