Matt Stellingwerf

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Hamilton-Born and Wangnui-raised farmer’s son, trained criminologist and stand up comedian…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, politics and a crazy interview he once conducted with a serial killer in Death Row!

Highly regarded by his peers, New Zealander Matt Stellingwerf has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, including Best Newcomer. He is now UK based and respected nationwide by promoters and comedy venues.

A renowned MC and compere, Matt is a 3-time nominee for Best MC in New Zealand. Matt was a 2015 and 2016 nominee for the prestigious Billy T Award. 

When this erudite satire-superstar gets onto the stage, the acceleration from zero to a hundred jokes is measured in seconds. Matt Stellingwerf’s deftly crafted jokes display a man full of seriously good comedic talent.

Matt is a regular across the comedy circuit, performing at The Comedy Store, Frog & Bucket, The Boat Show and many others.

He is also found hosting and performing at corporate, cruise and private events across the globe and receives prestigious testimonials.


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"Stellingwerf’s comedy is intelligent, clever and thoroughly researched..all of the while being really likeable"


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" intellectual ‘Fonze’..extremely laid back and relaxed with the audience, seamlessly having banter and keeping his cool"

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Awards & Competitions

  • Winner - The Classic Bar Fly Award - NZ International Comedy Festival - 2015
  • Best Show - GoMedia Christchurch Comedy Carnival - 2016
  • Best Comedy - Dunedin Fringe - 2016
  • Winner - Best Newcomer - NZ International Comedy Festival - 2018
  • Nominee - Best MC - NZ International Comedy Festival - 2013 & 2014 & 2015
  • Nominee - Best Newcomer - Brighton Fringe - 2018
  • Nominee - Billy T Award - 2016 & 2015

Appearances & Credits

  • TV Credits:

  • Only in Aotearoa - Maori TV
  • AoetearoHA: Rising Stars - TV3
  • Crack Up - Maori TV
  • Rhys Darby’s Short Poppies - TV One
  • Festivals:

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Brighton Fringe Festival
  • New Zealand International Comedy Festival
  • GoMedia Christchurch Comedy Carnival
  • Dunedin Fringe Festival

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