About

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was a Sunday when I chased the last snake out of my village, I was eleven and the world was still young. The villagers relieved but mistrusting sent me out into the world to fend for myself. Despondent, lost, I vowed this shan’t be the end…

Now I’m a comedian, a surreal storyteller and risky abstractionist known for an unpredictable and off the wall approach to comedy. A key member of the Chortle nominated Weirdos collective (‘Pushing the boundaries of stand-up and making us laugh at very strange things’ – The Independant ‘the closest thing we have to a modern day comic strip’ – Chortle) and critically acclaimed Knightmare Live

Occasionally spotted underwater.

“Something quite special.”  Steve Bennett- Chortle

“An engaging storyteller with a head for witty fantasy.” Steve Bennett – Chortle

“Wonderful surrealism.”  The Guardian

“Warm, intelligent and beautifully written.” The List

“Disorienting, bizarre and rather brilliant.” **** Broadway Baby 2012

“Weird and wonderful… an absolute pleasure to behold.” **** Broadway Baby 2011

“An orgy of the odd.” ****  Broadway Baby 2011

“We are potentially watching one of the super-comics of the future.” Fringe Guru

“Shaggy-haired, maverick raconteur” * * * * Three Weeks -Edinburgh

“Inspired, ridiculous, interconnected comedy gloriousness. Go catch this fella” ** * * Three Weeks – Edinburgh

“Awesomely surreal my favourite act so far this festival, it seems almost criminal that his show was free. Matthew Highton is definitely one to look out for in the future.” * * * * Three Weeks -Brighton

“With material this solid and inventive and a genuine desire to take the comedy road less traveled, Highton is a star on the rise.” Fringe Guru 2011

“Full of imagination.” The Skinny

“Daring and different.” The New Current

London is Funny’s most chaotic moment 2012

Matthew is represented by Hollie Ebdon at Mike Leigh Associates 

For press enquiries please contact Katie French at Be Sharp PR

If you’re interested in hearing me talk about my childhood click here…