Dr Matt Winning is a comedian unlike any other; a stand-up comic by night, by day he works as an environmental economist at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.
Full of energy, quick humour and terrifying statistics, Matt’s PowerPoint-based comedy sets both entertain and educate audiences.
He provides a hilarious and shocking fast-paced look into the planet’s future if the human race doesn’t get its act together on climate change. He also discusses what we can do to make a difference.
What makes Matt Winning unique is his suitability for both daytime and evening events. Whether delivering an informative after-dinner performance or an entertaining daytime keynote, Matt’s topical comedy works in all sort of contexts.
He is also an experienced awards host.
“Dr Matt Winning delivers the funniest lecture you’ll ever receive, and it’ll make you want to save the planet”
Ross Crae, Sunday Post
Matt can be seen on Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde as ‘environmental correspondent’ and as a panellist on BBC Scotland’s topical radio show Breaking the News.
In 2016, Matt Winning became one of the first comedians to appear on the new subscription video-on-demand site Next Up Comedy.
He has also appeared on BBC3 Comedy Marathon, Hardeep 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.
A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Matt’s shows Filibuster, Climate Strange and It’s the End of the World As We Know It has received critical acclaim.
Matt won the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011 and was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2012. Furthermore, he was a 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 which was a “Cultish” (The Independent) character-improv show.
He currently hosts Operation Earth – his podcast about climate change.