Rose Matafeo Wiki – Rose Matafeo Biography
Rose Matafeo is a New Zealand comedian, actress, and TV presenter. She was a writer and performer on the NZ late-night comedy sketch show, Funny Girls. At 15, she began doing stand-up comedy through the platform of the “Class Comedians” programme put on by the New Zealand Comedy Trust and went on to win the “Nailed It on the Night” award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2007. She has been a regular at the festival since. After graduating from the “Class Comedians” programme, she proceeded to win the best newcomer at the 2010 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. She became a host of the popular comedy festival show “Fanfiction Comedy” in 2012. She has had success with her solo stand-up comedy shows at the festival: Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from the 60s Based on Things I’ve Seen on Television (2011), Scout’s Honour (2012) and The Rose Matafeo Variety Hour (2013).
She won the Billy T Award, which recognizes the potential of up-and-coming New Zealand comedians, for The Rose Matafeo Variety Hour in 2013, having previously been nominated for her show Scout’s Honour in 2012. Her 2014 show at the festival was titled Pizza Party. In 2015 she performed a duo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Guy Montgomery titled Rose Matafeo and Guy Montgomery Are Friends. On 25 August 2018, she won the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 for Best Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for her show Horndog, collecting a £10,000 prize. She was the first person of color to win the prestigious award for a solo show and the first New Zealander. Only four other female solo stand-up comedians had won the award before her.
She was a TV presenter and host of U Live, which ran on the TVNZ U channel from 13 March 2011 until 31 August 2013, when the channel came to an end. Upon TVNZ U finishing, she took on a new role as a writer for Jono and Ben at Ten, a satirical news and comedy sketch show. She co-created and starred in the New Zealand sketch comedy show Funny Girls for three seasons from 2015 until 2018. She has been playing the role of Talia in the ABC comedy Squinters since 2018. She featured on Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier as an investigator into worrisome topics, and also appeared with Richardson in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S19 Ep1), for channel 4 TV in January 2020. She was a contestant on series three of Richard Osman’s House of Games and the ninth series of Taskmaster. Having toured as a stand-up comedian for ten years, she said in 2018 that she wanted to “take a break from the hour-long comedy” and instead act more, write more, and also direct. She went on to serve as a director on five episodes of the 2019 New Zealand TV comedy Golden Boy.
In August 2019, HBO Max and BBC Three announced they had ordered a scripted comedy created by, written by, and starring her. Entitled Starstruck, the show will be broadcast by BBC Three in the UK and be available for streaming on HBO Max. She had her US television debut as a comedian on Conan O’Brien’s talk show Conan on TBS on 9 May 2019. In 2019, she appeared on Josh Widdicombe’s show Hypothetical on Dave. She currently hosts the podcast Boners of the Heart with comedian and writer Alice Snedden on the Little Empire Podcast Network. She was a guest on Deborah Frances-White’s The Guilty Feminist podcast and on the RHLSTP podcast with Richard Herring.
In 2019, she tried her hand at directing for the first time and directed a couple of episodes in the first season of a New Zealand sitcom called Golden Boy for TV3. In 2020 she returned to the set of Golden Boy in the second season as one of the supporting cast. On 21 August 2020, her comedy special Horndog was released on HBO Max. In March 2019, it was announced that she had been cast as the lead in her first feature film, Baby Done. Her co-star is Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series. The comedy film is executive-produced by Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi and was released in 2020. In April 2021, Starstruck, a six-part rom-com created by and starring Matefeo will begin to air on BBC (UK) and HBO (USA). Co-written by her and Alice Snedden, the cast includes actor Nikesh Patel, as the leading man and love interest Tom. Filming for the first series was delayed due to the COVID pandemic, however, a second series show was commissioned before the first series had even begun filming.
Rose Matafeo Age
She was born Rose Catherine Lettitia Matafeo on February 25, 1992, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Rose Matafeo Family
Her father is Samoan and her mother is of Scottish and Croatian heritage. Her parents are Rastafarians and she has described her upbringing as quite relaxed. She is the youngest of two older brothers.
Rose Matafeo Boyfriend
Currently, she has not stated her relationship status. She was previously in a relationship with comedian James Acaster from 2014 to 2017, which she references in her HBO Max special, Horndog.
Rose Matafeo Nationality
She is a New Zealand national.
Rose Matafeo Instagram
Rose Matafeo’s Instagram account is @rosematafeo.