Pleasance: Beside – 2nd – 27th August

2017 New Zealand International Comedy Festival Fred Award – Winner

Rose Matafeo is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her new show Sassy Best Friend produced by Berk’s Nest and directed by Phoebe Bourke for Berk’s Nest.

If her life were a romantic comedy, Rose would still be the sassy best friend. Like every other stand-up comedian, she just wants you to love her, and she’ll do anything for it like taking you to the airport for a mad-dash for love, saying all the funniest lines and probably failing the bechdel test. In a mixture of sketch, stand up and poorly developed characters, Sassy Best Friend tells the age-old tale of a 20-something trying to find out who she is and realising that she unfortunately might be a terrible person.

In her home country of New Zealand, Rose Matafeo is known as the star of hit TV3 shows Funny Girls, Jono and Ben and 7 Days. In 2013 she was awarded the Billy T Award which recognises the brightest up and coming New Zealand comedians and has previously been won by the likes of Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Rose has performed at the New Zealand Comedy Festival where her previous show, Finally Dead, enjoyed a sold out run. She was nominated for the Barry Award for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She has also provided tour support for Reggie Watts and Rob Delaney in New Zealand. Rose and Sassy Best Friend has also just won the prestigious 2017 Fred Award for the best show by a New Zealand comedian at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

In the UK, Rose has appeared on BBC3’s Pls Like, Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and will feature in the upcoming series of BBC One’s W1A.

What the press have said about Rose Matafeo:
“One of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe” ★★★★★ The Telegraph

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

“Belly-laughs aplenty…Matafeo’s obvious talents, the energy she’s able to generate in the room and the pure fun and premium feel of her best bits make it a hearty recommendation” ★★★★ HeraldSun

“The 24 year old is going to need a much bigger venue to sell out next year” ★★★★ TV Bomb

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

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

“A really fun, and funny, hour of comedy, just try to make sure you don’t die laughing”
★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Inspired, dark and brilliant” ★★★★ The Skinny

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

“A highly impressive Fringe debutante, Rose Matafeo might be pondering her ultimate demise, but her career is far from checking out” The List

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

“It’s hard to imagine a show more overflowing with life” The Guardian

“Genre-transcending comedy theatre masterpiece” Metro Magazine

“She is a force to be reckoned with” Gather & Hunt

“Hilarious. Original. A must-see” Theatreview

Listings Information:
Dates: 2nd – 27th August 2017 (not 15th)
Show: Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend
Venue: Pleasance: Beside
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Time: 9.45pm
Price: Previews: £6, Weekend (plus 7th & 8th): £9 (£8), Midweek: £8 (£7), Early Week: £7(£6)
Box office: www.pleasance.co.uk / 0131 556 6550

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

To book review tickets for this show please contact the Pleasance Press Office on 0131 556 6557 / [email protected]