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 panelist 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. 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 honor 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 make him an excellent host for all kinds of events.
Auckland, New Zealand