Rose Matafeo is going to be huge ★★★★ Alice Jones, The I
Matafeo is an astute, often hilarious observer of millennial life ★★★★ The Telegraph, Rupert Hawksley
Another storming set from a woman whose neuroses, intelligence and flamboyant sense of her own ridiculousness make her a near-perfect comedian ★★★★ Brian Logan, Guardian
This Kiwi livewire has been on the cusp of breaking through in the UK for a couple of years and Horndog feels like her moment ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
It was announced today, Thursday 14th November, that Comedy Award Winner Rose Matafeo is set to record her first filmed, hour-long special of the smash hit, critically-acclaimed show Horndog to be captured over two performances at The Ambassadors Theatre on Friday 17th January at 7pm & 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale and can be found at theambassadordstheatre.co.uk.
A whirlwind of stand-up, sketch and mid 20s angst, Horndog has enjoyed multiple, sold-out runs at Leicester Square Theatre and Soho Theatre, as well as successful performances around the world with sell-out shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and a Barry Award nominated run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, before being crowned Best Show at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018. The show was simultaneously highlighted as one of the best shows at the Fringe in the Guardian, Vogue, Evening Standard, The Mirror, Chortle, and British Comedy Guide.
Building momentum over the past year, Rose has established herself as one of the most exciting new voices in comedy and a regular face on our screens having written and starred in the three part series Rose Matafeo: Temp for Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps, as well as featuring on Taskmaster (Dave), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV 1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), Ultimate Worrier (Dave), Hypothetical (UKTV), Edinburgh Nights (BBC Two), and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4) in the UK, and Conan (TBS) in the US. In New Zealand Rose was the head writer and star of Funny Girls (TV3), a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ), and has written and starred on New Zealand comedy show Jono And Ben At Ten (TV3, NZ). Rose is currently working on her debut sitcom Starstruck with BBC Three which has been picked up internationally with HBO Max in the U.S., ABC in Australia, and TVNZ in New Zealand. Rose has acted in BBC One’s W1A, BBC Three’s web series Pls Like and Climaxed, ABC’s Squinters, Three’s Funny Girls, and the feature film Baby Done which is set to release in 2020.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT ROSE MATAFEO
The Rose Matafeo bandwagon is about to leave: I recommend you take a seat…See this winning 26-year-old this year and you’ll have bragging rights to hold over your friends in a few years’ time when she’s jumped to bigger venues ★★★★ Herald Sun
A real force of nature ★★★★ Paul Fleckney, Chortle
The 26-year-old Kiwi’s comedy resonates, her charisma is undeniable ★★★★ Craig Angus, The List
Comics don’t come much more exciting than Rose Matafeo ★★★★ Fergus Morgan, Fest
Such positivity and exuberance mixed with real smarts and stand-up chops are a rare treat indeed ★★★★ Tony Makos, The Skinny
Horndog is a superbly funny show from a wonderful comic at the top of her game ★★★★ Daisy Malt, Three Weeks
Wonderfully clever and heartwarming ★★★★ Veronica Lee, Arts Desk
Venue: The Ambassadors Theatre
Date: Friday 17th January
Time: 7pm & 9:30pm
For more information please contact: Florrie Sheehan at email@example.com or 0207 598 7222
Notes to Editors:
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Avalon Television produces numerous ground-breaking television shows including: multi-Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime Video); RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (the BBC’s longest running sitcom currently on air); BAFTA and RTS-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE/UKTV); Sky’s most successful new entertainment launch since 2010, The Russell Howard Hour (Sky); the forthcoming Breeders, co-created by Martin Freeman, Chris Addison and Simon Blackwell (FX/Sky); the recently launched Alternatino with Arturo Castro (Comedy Central USA); two seasons of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (HBO); and the recently green lit Starstruck, a sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC). As well as iconic shows including: Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV); the multi-BAFTA award-winning TV Burp (ITV); and seven seasons of Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).
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