Rhys Mathewson

At just 25 years of age, Rhys already has ten years of stand-up experience under his belt and he has already won both of New Zealand comedy’s most prestigious awards; the Billy T Award in 2010 and the Fred Award (named in honour of Jon Clarkes legendary character Fred Dagg) for Best Show at the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival.


After two years on the UK comedy circuit, in 2014 Rhys returned to New Zealand to be a series regular on TV One’s Best Bits, and has followed up with appearances on 7 Days, The 4:30 Show, The Adam and Eve Show and The Block NZ, he has recently joined The Project as a writer and on-screen panellist.


Rhys’ charm, self-deprecating humour, his wonderful story telling talents combined with his perfectly delivered one-liners and physical presence have now established him as a sought after comedian and writer in the New Zealand entertainment industry.



“…strong material, a winning charm and some vicious risque one liners – coupled with some very intelligent and genuinely funny stuff…” tvnz.co.nz,  2010 NZ International Comedy Festival.


“New Zealand’s Zac Efron” – NZ Herald


“If you see his name on a poster and don’t go, you’re a moron.” – Theatreview.co.nz





Comedy Festival Shows

2009 – The Best $18 You’ll Ever Spend, NZICF Winner NZICF Best Newcomer

2010 – Rhyspect, NZICF Winner Billy T James Award

2011 – Rhys Mathewson is Fun, NZICF

2012 – Rhys Mathewson vs The World, NZICF

2013 – The Best £10 You’ll Ever Spend, Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance Courtyard

2014 – Hombre Lobo, NZICF and Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance Courtyard

2015 – Force Norman NZICF (play),The Cavaliers NZICF

2016 – Nouveau Rhys NZICF Winner Fred Award for Best Show

2017 - Rhys Classic, NZICF


TV Credits

7 Days

The Project

The Adam and Eve Show

Radars Chequered Past


You Live

Best Bits

The Comedy Convoy


Would I Lie To You?

The 4.30 Show



Online & Voice 

Macs Beer


Western Union Banking (UK)



Writing Credits

7 Days

The Project

Best Bits

Jon & Ben

Jon's New Show

Word Up

Si & Gary's Now That's Funny




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