Matt Winning


Recently seen on Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde as environmental correspondent and heard as panellist on BBC Scotland’s topical radio show Breaking the News, comedian Matt Winning is one of the most exciting, unique and imaginative new stand-up and character comedians in the UK.

The Scottish comic’s eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas, combining an original approach to one-liners, acute observations and shouting loudly.

2018 saw Matt received great critical success with his 4th Edinburgh hour, the “funny yet educational” show Climate Strange. This high-concept show is built as a lecture on climate change, a subject Matt knows well as he also happens to be an environmental economist (and a genuine Doctor!).

This was the second hour in which Matt explored the ever-present subject of climate change after the successful run of his show Filibuster in 2017.

Matt won the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011 and was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2012. He was also finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010 as himself and again in 2011 as the character Steph E Graph.

Matt is a co-creator of the Bearpit Podcast Podcast which is a “Cultish” ( The Independent) character-improv show. In 2016, he became one of the first comedians to appear on the new subscription video-on-demand site Next Up Comedy. He has appeared on BBC3 Comedy MarathonHardeep at the Stand (BBC Scotland), regularly performs on live shows and has also written sketches for BBC Radio Scotland and The Comedy Unit.

He is also one-third of faux-rap group Vocal Point with So You Think You’re Funny winner James Kirk and Chortle Student finalist Richard Gadd.


“Fine and distinctive one-liners in his set, with strange points of reference and clever exposition……an inventive writer”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Instant laughs”
The Skinny

“Winning’s sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains in this excellent stand-up seminar
Ross Crae, Sunday Post