Ma­tur­ing on stage

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Comedy - Tanya MacNaughton

TRIPLE J co-host and co­me­dian Matt Okine ad­mits to having a love/hate re­la­tion­ship with his cur­rent ra­dio gig.

“I ab­so­lutely hate the break­fast ra­dio life at 4.30am when I’m cry­ing in the shower but to­tally love the break­fast ra­dio life at 11.30am when I’m walk­ing out and on my way home,” he said.

“This time last year I was get­ting an email from Triple J ask­ing me what I was do­ing next year be­cause they were look­ing for a new host.

“So if they were look­ing to re­place me, they’d be putting the feel­ers out now but I haven’t heard any­thing on the street.”

Not only has Okine, orig­i­nally from Bris­bane, been busy with a broad­cast­ing ca­reer in Syd­ney but in the past 12 months he was nom­i­nated as best new­comer for the 2013 Ed­in­burgh Com­edy Award and was in town for the Perth In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val with show Hap­pi­ness Not In­cluded.

The co­me­dian is head­ing west again next month with his lat­est show Matt Okine – Live, which he said would be a com­bi­na­tion of new and old ma­te­rial as he never got to bring his past two shows be­fore Hap­pi­ness Not In­cluded to Perth.

“It’s great con­nect­ing with the au­di­ences at the mo­ment be­cause a lot are only just now dis­cov­er­ing my stand-up through the ra­dio,” Okine said.

“And I guess some of the things I get to say on stage I don’t get to say on the ra­dio, mainly be­cause I’m not al­lowed to.

“It’s good for peo­ple to be able to see, shall we say, the more ma­ture side of me.”

Matt Okine is bring­ing his Live show to Perth.

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