Eli Matthewson is a Christchurch raised, Auckland based stand-up comedian who regularly performs around the country and internationally.
He’s a regular guest panelist on 7 Days, a former Head Writer and cast member of Jono and Ben and has also written for Funny Girls and the new series Golden Boy. He has appeared in Rhys Darby’s Netflix series Short Poppies and was also a presenter for TVNZ youth music show U-Live.
His recent Edinburgh Festival debut earned him five star reviews and several sell-out shows. He has been twice nominated for the Billy T Award (2013, 2015) and in 2017 was a nominee for the prestigious Fred Award, after which he headlined the nation-wide "Best Comedy Show On Earth" tour.
Eli got his start in improv with the Court Jesters, and continues improvising with his best friends in the weekly show Snort at The Basement Theatre.
"topical humour, hilarious anecdotes and huge laughs [...] an absolute breath of fresh air." ★★★★★ - FRESH FRINGE (UK)
"a wholly modern comic, leveraging millennial woes and millennial sensibilities to deliver a set that leaves a lot of other comedians wallowing in the past by comparison […] a simply outstanding stand-up set that deserves to be massive" ★★★★★ - SHORT COM (UK)
"Nails every punchline" - NZ Herald
"Undoubtedly one of New Zealand's most promising young comedians." - Newshub
Follow Eli on Twitter: @elicalebm
Nominee The Fred Award for Best Show in the NZ Comedy Fest 2017
Nominee Billy T James Award 2015
Nominee Billy T James Award 2013