Matt Okine, began his career in 2004, at the age of 18 when he became a National finalist for Triple J’s Raw Comedy competition.
He then took out the Brisbane New Comic of the Year competition, in 2006 and performed on “Rove Live” which preceded his sell-out run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival (2008). He was then chosen to be part of NBC’s hit show, “Last Comic Standing” and since has supported the likes of Dave Chappelle and Aziz Ansari.
Matthew’s skills don’t lie solely in the world of comedy. He graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and has appeared countless times on Australian Television, from Channel 7’s All Saints and Nickelodeon’s H20 to ABC2’s “I Rock”, and SBS’s “The Squiz”.
Early in 2014 Matt joined the Triple J breakfast team reinforcing the upward trajectory of his popularity.
Tien is someone who’s in cultural limbo. Being born here, Australians don’t consider him an Australian and the Vietnamese don’t really consider him as Vietnamese either. This allows Tien to bring a unique outsider’s perspective to his comedy, bringing laughs with social commentary and absurd observations. You may not agree with some of his outlandish viewpoints but at least it will be funny.
Tien was handpicked in 2013 to be one of five comedians in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious Comedy Zone – a showcase of up-and-comers from around the country. In 2014 he was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award.
“…packed a real punch.”