Eli Matthewson MC/Entertainer Profile


Comedian, Writer, Actor, MC, Entertainer

The hilarious Eli Matthewson burst onto the television scene in 2013, starting out as a music presenter for TVNZU. Since then, he has appeared as a panellist on 7 Days, as well as an actor and writer for Funny Girls and Jono and Ben. He has also featured on Rhys Darby’s mockumentary Short Poppies.

Previously on The Edge Breakfast Show, Eli is now a leading voice in the modern NZ comedy scene, earning accolades across New Zealand and abroad. He is a two time Billy T Awards nominee, double winner of Auckland Fringe’s Best Comedy Award, and in 2017 was a nominee for NZ’s top comedy honour The Fred Award. Based in Auckland, Eli returns to his hometown of Christchurch as often as possible to perform at events such as the famed World Buskers Festival. He aces live performances, which is why he can transfer his skills flawlessly to MCing. He is able to deliver a professional, polished yet entertaining and hilarious performance to anything he does.

His ability to capture the crowd's attention with his quick-wit and candid jokes makes him an excellent host for all kinds of events.






Auckland, New Zealand


Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Judge, Panellist


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Event Highlights

2022Blue & Gold Awards, Lincoln University - MC

Testimonials (4)

Blue and Gold Awards 2022

Eli was amazing, We had SO much great feedback from attendees about him following the event. It was evident he had done his research regarding the University prior, and made some fantastic jokes and stories which had the audience (including our Senior Management Team) in hysterics. He really listened to the MC brief and what we wanted (for it to be an engaging, memorable experience for our students) and truly delivered on it.

Samantha Budd | Events & Sponsorship Manager

Lincoln University