Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Matt Wright is a JUNO Award-nominated Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director.
Matt has appeared on two Just for Laughs Galas (Laverne Cox 2017 and Ken Jeong 2018), CBC’s The Debaters, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Halifax Comedy Festival. As a television writer, Matt has written for five seasons on This Hour Has 22 Minutes (where he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing) and has also written for “Still Standing”.
Also an accomplished actor/director, Matt's short film "Wife and Death" was an official selection at multiple film festivals and earned him the "Best Emerging Filmmaker" award at the 2016 Nickel Film Festival. His follow up film "Snowstorm Roulette" was chosen to compete in the CBC Short Film Faceoff, and was nominated for "Best International Comedy Short" at the Austin Comedy Short Film 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.”
Matt is known for his sharp, clean, observational comedy and is available to work corporate events.