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.
Michael Hing is a stand-up comedian and definitely a grown-up. He is too self-conscious and insecure to write a serious bio but he certainly can hide many of his achievements in amongst hurtful, largely self-sabotaging prose, with more unwieldy irony than quite frankly you or anyone else in the entertainment industry would ever be comfortable with. (Please employ him).
He was slated to appear at the invite-only World’s Funniest Island Comedy Festival before the entire operation went bankrupt due to poor business decisions such as inviting Michael Hing (with his, honestly, less-than-broad appeal) to perform at this event. He has also lost the prestigious Raw Comedy Competition several times (twice as a NSW State-Finalist) and it is now at the point where annually, the organizers actually plead with him not to enter, and (like a true gentleman) every year he obliges them.
“Michael isn’t so much telling jokes anymore as he is dealing with his issues.”
“Michael King was fantastic!“
–Mark Colvin, ABC Radio