Matt Winning is a London-based Scottish comedian and environmental economist. He has been performing since 2009 and quickly gained a reputation as an exciting new act after winning the Hilarity Bites New Act of The Year 2011 and appearing in the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2012. He also reached the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010, as himself, and again in 2011, as a character.
In 2017 Matt performed a sold out run of his third solo show Filibuster built as a lecture on climate change, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Matt has a PhD in climate change policy and combined his two worlds of comedy and environmental economics in an attempt to save the planet which received considerable critical acclaim.
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A highly inventive split-timeline adventure of sci-fi, stand-up, landlords, climate change and of course – corn on the cob. Matt’s natural charisma makes his surreal observations wonderfully relatable.
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Recently seen on Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde, comedian Matt Winning is one of the most exciting, unique and imaginative new stand-up and character comedians in the UK.
The Scottish comic’s eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas, combining an original approach to one-liners, acute observations and shouting loudly.
2017 saw Matt received huge critical success with a completely sold out run of his 3rd Edinburgh hour, the “funny yet educational” show Filibuster. This high-concept show is built as a lecture on climate change, a subject Matt knows well as he also happens to be an environmental economist.
Matt won the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011 and was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2012. He was also finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010 as himself and again in 2011 as the character Steph E Graph.
Matt is a co-creator of the Bearpit Podcast which is a “Cultish” ( The Independent) character-improv show. He has appeared on BBC3 Comedy Marathon, Hardeep at the Stand (BBC Scotland), regularly performs on live shows and has also written sketches for BBC Radio Scotland and The Comedy Unit.
He is also one-third of faux-rap group Vocal Point with So You Think You’re Funny winner James Kirk and Chortle Student finalist Richard Gadd.