Brilliant, always original...one of the newest stars of comedy...the finest compere I’ve seen in a long timeThe Leeds Guide
Fantastic and talented, a future in comedy assured.The Independent
Reason alone to attend a comedy night is having Matt Reed as MC.BBC Newcastle
Absolutely hilarious, had the crowd rolling around.BBC Lincoln
Born and bred in Sunderland, insanely funny and charming, as pleasant as he is wonderfully brutal, Matt Reed is one of the funniest, quick-witted comics and MCs on the UK circuit and can keep you on the edge of your seat with the ability to skillfully destroy any heckler that has the misfortune to cross his path!
In 2000, Matt was offered a gig while taking part in a sketch-writing workshop. One gig lead to three, and from there it snowballed, leading to a stand up career that’s taken him around the world, initially as part of a duo and later as a solo act.
His everyman style and lightening retorts have made him a comedian’s favourite, and earned him several accolades.
Matt was a finalist in the Daily Telegraph Award in 2002 alongside Mark Watson and Gary Delaney. He has reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards and the So You Think You’re Funny Awards. He was also a finalist in the industry-selected Leicester New Act of the Year Award.
Matt is a resident compère at no fewer than 15 gigs nationwide. One of the finest compères in the business, he has supported the likes of Jim Jefferies and the One Man Star Wars Trilogy. He’s appeared at festivals such as Bestival, Sonisphere, Leeds, Reading and Altitude alongside Tim Minchin, Sean Lock and Frankie Boyle. He has also featured on the Comedy Store Presents on Comedy Central.
In Edinburgh in 2006, he appeared in the Big Value line up with Sarah Millican, then took his own debut show Stalked up to the festival, which won rave reviews.