There is nothing better than having a laugh, and Matt Okine definitely knows how to make people laugh.
Multi-award-winning comedian and Triple J Breakfast co-host, Okine is taking his hilarious stand-up comedy show, Matt Okine – Live, around Australia.
Based on his personal life experiences, Okine says the show focuses on all the hilarious and weird things that have happened to him.
“I talk about a trip to Africa, crashing in a plane, a very intimate moment that happened in a bathtub, getting into a street fight, everything really,” he says.
“Basically my dad called me up a couple of weeks ago and got angry at me for doing a show that might bring shame upon the family!”
One of Australia’s emerging comedy starts, Okine says that his stand-up show is about keeping it real and having the opportunity to say all the things he can’t say on the radio.
“The golden rule in doing stand-up is to do whatever you want. If you start worrying about what everyone else thinks is funny, you’re not going to be true to yourself,” he says.
“You feed on the energy in the room, it’s give and take between me and the audience, I’m confident people are going to enjoy it.” (SOC)
Sep 12, Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown, $29.90-34.90, (02) 9550 3666, enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2014/09/12/matt-okine
BY SHAUNA O’CARROLL