Matt
Okine

The multi-talented comedian, actor & presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia’s favourite award winning comedians. Okine has scooped some major accolades in the past few years, including an ARIA and the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his intrinsically personal show, The Other Guy. Following the success of this live stand-up show the popular Australian streaming service, STAN, announced The Other Guy as one of the new original productions for 2017. He has toured in London, Singapore, Hong Kong & India, and has supported international acts including Dave Chappelle and Chelsea Handler. Matt has just finished an Australian and New Zealand Tour of his much loved 2018 solo show The Hat Game and continues to appear at various events and festivals around the world. Being Black n Chicken n Sh!t is his debut novel. 

Loosely based on his own experiences and capturing the feeling of late 90s Australia, the book pulses with nostalgia and Okine treads the difficult line between levity and dark themes with expert skill - tackling grief, denial and racism without it ever feeling heavy-handed. The result is a compelling novel that is difficult to put down.

Books and Publishing
on Being Black 'N Chicken, & Chips

"The multi-talented Okine draws on his private truths to give us this beautiful, poignant story of a confused boy, coming of age while his beloved mother is passing away. Intimate and affecting."

Claudia Karvan
on Being Black 'N Chicken, & Chips

  • Cookbooks say shit like 'add a pinch of salt' cos it's illegal to tell you how much salt chefs actually use.

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