what’s on: shows, holiday hits and a circus treat
Okine’s smooth rise to the top of Australia’s comedy circuit is something most comedians can only dream about. The Queensland funny-man had performed only three stand-up gigs when he made it to the finals of Triple J’s Raw Comedy competition, aged 18, in 2004. That same year Okine (pictured), was a Comedy God finalist. In 2005, he was crowned the Brisbane New Comic of the Year. The rising star performed on Rove Live in 2007 after winning the Golden Nut Competition for Best Undiscovered Stand-Up in Australia. After moving to Sydney, Okine shared stages with Carl Barron and Wil Anderson and was flown to Miami as part of NBC’s show Last Comic Standing. Okine brings his hilarious show to Queensland for a 10-date tour. ‘‘These shows are absolutely world-class and always so fully sick that you should probably get vaccinated against them,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s going to be a quiet, intimate gig. And by intimate, I mean nude . . . and by nude, I mean small. So please come along.’’
Matt Okine plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast tomorrow night.