Multi-award winning comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2012. Maesteg’s finest! When he won the Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year contest in 2011,
Comedy website, Chortle.co.uk wrote:
Matt Rees, winner of the Loaded Lafta new act award just a few days ago, again showed off his impressive writing chops, with a set revolving around beer, laziness and fast food that produced unexpected gags at every turn. His deadpan, slightly ill-at-ease performance matched the tone of the inventively dour point of view, which subtly drew the audience in, increasing the impact of the offbeat payoffs. Taking the gold again here, and the accompanying £1,000 prize, this social misfit from the South Wales town of Maesteg is certainly one to watch.
The festival kicks off with a comedy gala night hosted by Stephen K Amos. Joining him on the night will be Arthur Smith, Matt Rees and Barry from Watford.