Matt combines the worlds of comedy and environmentalism, receiving wide critical acclaim in 2018 for his sold-out Edinburgh Fringe show Climate Strange.
See Matt at our Really Wild Show event, in Southampton on Monday 29 Apr
How did a doctor in environmental economics end up doing stand up comedy?
Matt: I started performing stand-up in Glasgow near the beginning of my PhD in 2009 - so I’ve just realised I’ve been doing comedy for 10 years and am having a panic attack that I’m old and have wasted my life.
It began as a way to stop thinking about climate change and to get out the house most night but soon became an all-consuming hobby.
Plus I’d always loved comedy and saw it as a final chance to actually try it myself. I only started doing comedy about climate quite recently, as before that I talked about literally anything else.