|Birth name||Matthew Okine|
|Born||12 April 1985|
|Medium||Stand-up, radio, television|
Matthew Okine (born 12 April 1985) is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, author, rapper and radio presenter of Ghanaian descent living in Sydney. Okine was a co-host on the breakfast show on Triple J with Alex Dyson from 2014 to 2016.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.
Triple J is a government-funded, national Australian radio station intended to appeal to listeners of alternative music, which began broadcasting in January 1975. The station also places a greater emphasis on broadcasting Australian content compared to commercial stations. triple j is a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Alexander Edward Dyson is an Australian radio presenter who presented the breakfast show on Australian youth radio station Triple J from 2010 to 2016, alongside Tom Ballard and then with Matt Okine.
Okine has performed stand-up on Rove , at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival (for which he won award for best newcomer). He has appeared on numerous TV shows, including This is Littleton , Legally Brown and Hughesy, We Have a Problem and as a guest contributor on Dirty Laundry Live , Can of Worms and The Agony of Modern Manners . In 2012, he released a DVD entitled Being Black n Chicken n Shit. He cites Aziz Ansari and Dave Chappelle as influencesand has supported them when they toured Australia.
Rove, originally titled Rove Live, was an Australian television variety show, that featured live music performances and interviews with local and international celebrity guests. The program premiered on the Nine Network on 22 September 1999, before moving to Network Ten which aired the program from 2000 until November 2009. The show was hosted by comedian Rove McManus through his production company Roving Enterprises, and featured an ensemble cast who presented various segments throughout the course of the show. The show won the Logie Award for "Most Popular Light Entertainment Program" five times.
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Okine appeared as Laurie in H2O: Just Add Water .
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In 2014, Okine replaced Tom Ballard as co-host on the breakfast show on Triple J after Ballard resigned to pursue stand-up comedy.In 2016, Okine and Dyson both left Triple J to pursue other interests.
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He co-hosts How Not to Behave , which premiered on ABC in July 2015.
How Not to Behave is an Australian television comedy series on ABC, hosted by Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine. The 15-part series is based on a Swedish format which examines etiquette and manners. The series premiered on 15 July 2015.
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At the 2015 ARIA Awards, he won Best Comedy Release for Live at the Enmore Theatre.
The ARIA Music Award for Best Comedy Release, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry."
In 2017, Okine wrote and starred in The Other Guy on Stan.
Okine grew up in Brisbane.His father, Mack Okine, is Ghanaian. His mother, Roslyn, died of breast cancer when he was 12 years old.
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