Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Matt Wright is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. Known for his sharp, clean, observational comedy about the struggle of being a person, Matt can transition seamlessly between one liners, storytelling, and silliness. His new album Existing Is Exhausting was recorded in front of a live audience at the Quidi Vidi Brewery in St. John’s, NL, and released in October 2019. He has appeared on two Just for Laughs galas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes (where he was a staff writer for three seasons), CBC’s The Debaters, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Halifax Comedy Festival.
"Matt Wright is… definitely one of my favourites to watch these days. What I like about him is that he’s perfect for a festival: he can go into a room and make everybody laugh from age 19 to 90. Everybody loves him.”