Dr Matt Winning

Dr Matt Winning

  • Environmental Economist
  • Sustainability & Climate Change Speaker
  • Stand-Up Comedian unlike any other

Dr. Matt Winning is a comedian unlike any other; a stand-up comic by night, he also has a PhD in Climate Change Policy and by day works as an environmental economist at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. Full of energy, quick humour and terrifying statistics, Matt’s PowerPoint-based comedy sets both entertain and educate audiences, giving them a hilarious and shocking fast-paced look into the planet’s future if the human race doesn’t get its act together, along with tips on what we can do to make a difference.

What makes Matt unique is his suitability for both daytime and evening events; whether delivering an informative after-dinner performance or an amusing daytime keynote, his topical comedy works in all sort of contexts and covers issues that every company should be concerned with. He is also experienced at hosting awards ceremonies.

His recent book Hot Mess was published in 2021 and aims to both lighten the mood and enlighten readers on climate change. It has enjoyed critical success both in the UK and internationally. In 2019, Matt released a TEDx talk on the importance of using humour to discuss climate change. On television, he appeared as the environmental correspondent on Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde, and has featured in BBC Scotland’s The State of It and Scot Squad. On radio, his credits include BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News. He also brings together his two passions of comedy and climate news in his podcast ‘Operation Earth’.

A live show of Hot Mess has been on tour around the UK in April/May 2022 and will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022. Matt’s last show It’s The End Of The World As We Know It received wide critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and led to a nationwide tour. The “funny yet educational” high-concept hour follows the successes of his two previous lecture-style stand-up shows, Climate Strange (2018) and Filibuster (2017).

Matt is an extremely popular Comedian and Speaker, brilliant for Awards Hosting, Speaking Engagements and Conferences. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 to discuss your requirements.

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