NZ Comedy Festival: Eli Matthewson

Our comedy festival questionnaire asks acts about their show.

Eli Matthewson promises funny wigs and live dating videos.
Eli Matthewson promises funny wigs and live dating videos.

Where have we seen you before?

U-Live, U-Late and Short Poppies on the TV. Fanfiction Comedy, Snort and Kiwi Heroes.

My comedy festival show is called:

Eli Matthewson's Big Audition.

Due to it mainly being about:

The show is me auditioning to be your best friend. It is mainly me attempting to prove myself as an actor, singer, comedian, dancer person any way I can. Expect mess and fun. Fun mess.

The idea behind it having been inspired by:

My dream to be a super serious "Chris Warner" style actor that has led me hurtling into comedy.

Compared with how I am in everyday life the person you will see on stage is:

More talkative and has cleaner clothes.

The one thing I worry about the most performing this show is:

What time I should eat dinner, because I can't eat before the show or my stomach will go funny, but afterwards it's too late for dinner #conundrum.

But I think the show is just as funny as:

When Nicole married herself on Shortland Street. It may not be for you if you're offended by: Someone who loves Jurassic Park a little too much.

But do head along if your idea of great live comedy involves:

Funny wigs and live dating videos.

Or if you are a fan of:


Though if you sit down the front be warned:

I might say something nice about your appearance.

For me, this is NZ comedy festival number:


Which makes me:

Hyperactive toddler age.

When/where: Basement Studio, April 25-26 and April 29-May 3, 7.15pm.

Eli Matthewson From: Christchurch but Auckland now.

- NZ Herald

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