Dr Matt Winning is a London-based Scottish comedian and environmental economist who performs live climate change comedy.
Matt has a PhD in climate change policy and is still an active researcher, combining his two worlds of comedy and environmental issues in an attempt to help save the planet. His upcoming book Hot Mess encompasses these two worlds and is set to be published by Headline in October 2021. Early in his comedy career Matt quickly gained a reputation as an exciting new act after winning the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year in 2011 and appearing in the final of the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards in 2012.
Matt hosts the podcast Operation Earth and has a TEDx talk about the importance of using humour to discuss climate change.
Matt performed his latest comedy show about climate change It’s The End Of The World As We Know It at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will be taking it on tour in 2020 all around the UK.
On TV Matt appeared as the environmental correspondent on Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde and has also featured in BBC Scotland shows The State of It and Scot Squad. On radio he was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News.
Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattywin85