Multi-award-winning Welsh comedian, Matt Rees, has generated a huge buzz on the circuit over the past few years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery earning him high praise from audiences and critics alike. Matt works across the board of the top UK clubs, such as The Comedy Store, Glee Club and The 99 Club and has also performed at the leading comedy/music festivals such as Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Green Man and the fantastically off-beat Welsh festival, Machynlleth Comedy Fest.
The rising star has won a whole host of awards including Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Leicester Square Comedian of The Year, Welsh Unsigned Act of The Year and Loaded LAFTAs, as well as being nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer in 2012 which that same year also saw Matt perform as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Having also proved himself with some of the leading names in comedy, such as Joe Lycett, John Robins, Elis James, Patrick Kielty as well as Tig Notaro where he’s been on the road with them as tour support, Matt is now taking on the world of TV, making guest appearances on the likes of BBC’s Edinburgh Fringe Highlights and the hugely successful, This Country (also BBC).
At such a young age and with a wealth of comedic talent, it’s exciting to see exactly what the Maesteg-born comedian will do next...
Matt is thrilled to be bringing his DEBUT SHOW to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Don't miss Happy Hour at The Pleasance this August.
Matt Rees: Happy Hour
1st-26th August (13th off)
4:45pm PLEASANCE COURTYARD The Cellar
You can catch a preview here:
10 GUILDFORD The Electric Theatre
24 EASTLEIGH The Point
22 CAMBERLEY The Cabin
07 LONDON The Pleasance
21 CAERNARFON Galeri
"A properly original comedy mind"
“Comedian to watch"
"A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent"
"Matt's writing was a stand out. Apparently casual asides spin out into fresh routines"
"Quite brilliant. I’d love to see more of this comic."
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman