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Rhys MATHEWSON

2010 Billy T Comedy Award Winner

Rhys is one of New Zealand's best young professional comedians.  He has spent the last year in the UK polishing his comedy gold at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on the UK Comedy circuit.

Rhys' energy and youthful take on complex issues has seen him recognized as a comedic force among his local and international peers.

Rhys was plucked out of obscurity in 2006 as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival's Class Comedians programme. His talents were recognized by the industry and he soon began gigging professionally and returned to perform ensemble shows at the Festival while at still at school. Then in 2009 his first solo show "The Best $18 You'll Ever Spend" won him the Festival's "Best Newcomer" Award and the critic's respect and in 2010 he became the youngest ever winner of the coveted Billy T Comedy Award.

Rhys' charm, self deprecating humour, his wonderful story telling talents combined with his perfectly delivered on-liners and physical presence make him a joy to watch.

 

"this ferociously talented young comic's got them eating out of his hands", tvnz.co.nz, 2011

"…strong material, a winning charm and some vicious risque one liners - coupled with some very intelligent and genuinely funny stuff…" tvnz.co.nz,  

 

Video 1: Rhys on 'Would I Lie To You' New Zealand 2012
Video 2: Rhys at Chortle Fast Fringe UK 2013

 

Follow Rhys on Twitter: @Rhyspect

 

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AWARDS

2010 "Billy T Award" Winner, NZ International Comedy Festival

2010 "Best Male Comedian" Nominee, NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2009"Best Newcomer" Award, NZ International Comedy Festival

2009 "Best Newcomer" Award, NZ Comedy Guild Awards