MICF Review: Matt Okine: We Made You (Performances until April 2nd)

Triple J Breakfast just isn’t the same without the dream team Matt and Alex. I really miss listening to their friendly banter and views on certain issues that overwhelm our society, so it was a no-brainer to head along to Matt Okine‘s one-man show and have a good ol’ catch up.

Okine’s style of comedy is really blasé but it’s that relaxed temperament that makes for natural delivery and a genuine storyteller. It’s always nice to have him back in our great city of Melbourne because he truly does love it here; he’s an adopted Melburnian, if you will. Hes a self-confessed foodie and his show at last year’s MICF really explored this passion, however this year’s show We Made You takes it back to the people who have been a part of his journey.

He’s a very humble guy who surrounds himself with family, his loving girlfriend, his mates and is fuelled by the work he creates. He’s currently working on a Stan TV series which he said he is loving so much. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for that one. Okine did share a funny moment in the casting process for this show and that was looking for a black actor to play his dad. The producer suggested they audition his real dad, much to Okine’s reservations. Did he book the role? I’ll leave it for Okine to divulge when you see the show!

Okine’s MICF season is very short this year and it’s a shame because I have no doubt more punters would have enjoyed the catch up as much as I did. He’s the kind of guy you want to be around and even if it is for one hour every year, it’s enough to keep out Matt Okine fuel tank full.

Matt Okine’s We Made You is only in town for a short season and ends on Sunday April 2nd. For last minute tickets, head here.

The reviewer attended the show on April 1st.


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