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Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Pleasance Above: 1st – 26th August: 6.20pm

2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award – Nominee

After last year’s critically acclaimed sell-out success, Rose Matafeo is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her new show Horndog, which has just been nominated for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life making her a total horn dog. But what exactly is horniness? Rose will guide you through it in her brand-new hour of stand-up, sketch and mid 20s angst, all from this award-winning comedian. The show has already been gained rave reviews over at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, now it is time for Edinburgh to meet Rose’s latest stand-up creation.

After winning the Billy T Award in 2013, Rose’s live work has gone from strength to strength. Her debut show, Finally Dead enjoyed a sell out run at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her follow-up show, Sassy Best Friend, enjoyed even more success winning the 2017 Fred Award for Best Show by a New Zealander at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. Sassy Best Friend was a sell-out show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and officially one of the best reviewed comedy shows at the festival. It was then transferred to the Soho Theatre where not only did it sell-out but the run had to be extended to try and keep up with the demand for tickets. Rose has also been the tour support for Rob Delaney and Reggie Watts.

Rose has appeared on BBC3’s Pls Like and Climaxed, Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and BBC One’s W1A. She has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde. She will soon be seen as a regular performer on Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, fronted by Jon Richardson. In New Zealand, Rose Matafeo is known as the star of hit TV3 shows Funny Girls, Jono and Ben and 7 Days.

Horndog is directed by Phoebe Bourke.

What the press have said about Horndog:

“The Rose Matafeo bandwagon is about to leave: I recommend you take a seat…See this winning 26-year-old this year and you’ll have bragging rights to hold over your friends in a few years’ time when she’s jumped to bigger venues.” ★★★★ Herald Sun

“A powerhouse of frothing enthusiasm…she’s rarely less than a dizzy delight” Chortle
“It’s delightfully daggy, wonderfully quirky, and full of unexpected goofiness while supported by a foundation of expertly crafted, observational humour.” ★★★★ .5 The Age

What the press have said about Rose Matafeo:
“She’s effervescently entertaining” ★★★★ The Guardian

“One of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe” ★★★★★ The Telegraph

“Sharp, warm and honest, it’s possible the comedian herself doesn’t quite realise how badly audiences need her.” ★★★★★ Fest

“A deeply funny, enchanting and exuberant comic, Matafeo is in a class of her own.” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“a delectable cocktail of stand-up, character and physical comedy with enough enthusiasm and energy to win over even the dourest audience member” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“The energy is infectious…Expect her to get big” ★★★★ The Age

“It’s hard to imagine Matafeo anywhere but on stage” ★★★★ Nouse

“Her act is in the true spirit of the Fringe” ★★★★ EdFestMag

“Her sophomore show steps up from the debut…there are plenty of laughs and a lively energy” Chortle

“A charismatic whirlwind who puts everything into her hour” The Scotsman

Listings Information:
Dates: 1st – 26th August 2018 (not 14th)
Show: Rose Matafeo: Horndog
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard: Above
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Time: 6.20pm
Price: Previews: £6, Early Week: £9 (£8), Midweek: £10 (£9): Weekend, 6th & 7th: £11 (£10)
Box office: www.edfringe.com / www.pleasance.co.uk / 0131 226 0000

For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard / Claire Hoyda / Matthew Christian at
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020 7690 0006