About

Award-winning comedy writer with over 20 years’ experience in narrative, sketch, animation and light entertainment for TV, radio, online, print, and the stage.

Writer for Hamish & Andy on their original Channel 7 Sketch Show, their Channel 10 series Real Stories and for series 1 & 2 of their hit show True Story on Channel 9.

Writer for the popular ABC music quiz show Spicks & Specks, the top rating 2018 reunion show, and the 2019 Aus Music Special.

Head Writer and Animation Director for ABC’s award-winning kid’s sketch series You’re Skitting Me  .

Writer for the absurd ABC comedy series Problems, with Sam Simmons, the ABC & iView clip show When TV Was Awesome  and many other sketch shows.

Writer for the Channel 7 live action and animated kid’s series ‘Larry the Wonderpup’, conceiving storylines, outlining and writing full episodes.

Two seasons as Head Writer on the Adam Hills talk show Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, four years as Head Writer on the comedy, talk show Rove and writer for the ever-popular radio duo Hughesy & Kate.

Radio work has also included presenting the summer breakfast show on Nova 100 with Meshel Laurie as well as writing ad copy and imaging for various clients.

Many years on stage as a stand-up comedian and sketch performer including six Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows. Co-wrote and performed Brian Munich & Friends at the 2001 MICF, which won the 2001 Age Newspaper’s Critic’s Award and Barry Award for best show of the festival.

Lecturer in several classes on the subject of comedy writing at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), The WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAPA), RMIT and Melbourne University.

Currently developing ideas and topical material for Melbourne’s top rating Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Gold 104.3 and producing and presenting the all new podcast Night Talkers – Comedy to Sleep By.

Check out the full resume HERE. or visit IMDB.

If you’re looking for a writer or animator for your film, tv, radio or stage show, or would like someone to talk all about the art and business of comedy writing in Australia, please get in touch.

©2020 Ray Matsen