Comedian | Environmental Economist
Dr. Matt Winning is a comedian unlike any other; a stand-up comic by night, he also has a PhD in Climate Change Policy and by day works as an environmental economist at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. Full of energy, quick humour and terrifying statistics, Matt’s PowerPoint-based comedy sets both entertain and educate audiences, giving them a hilarious and shocking fast-paced look into the planet’s future if the human race doesn’t get its act together, along with tips on what we can do to make a difference.
What makes Matt unique is his suitability for both daytime and evening events; whether delivering an informative after-dinner performance or an amusing daytime keynote, his topical comedy works in all sort of contexts and covers issues that every company should be concerned with. He is also experienced at hosting awards ceremonies.
In 2019, Matt released a TEDx talk on the importance of using humour to discuss climate change. On television, he appeared as the environmental correspondent on Dave’s Unspun with Matt Forde, and has featured in BBC Scotland’s The State of It and Scot Squad. On radio, his credits include BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News. He also brings together his two passions of comedy and climate news in his podcast ‘Operation Earth’.
Matt’s latest show It’s The End Of The World As We Know It received wide critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and led to a nationwide tour. The “funny yet educational” high-concept hour follows the successes of his two previous lecture-style stand-up shows, Climate Strange (2018) and Filibuster (2017).
"From all of us at PEC, a massive thank you for last night. We have had great feedback and your spot was very well received. It was a very long day for some people and you expertly managed to keep them entertained!"
Corporate Energy Event, 150 pax
“Fine and distinctive one-liners in his set, with strange points of reference and clever exposition……an inventive writer”
Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Winning’s sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains in this excellent stand-up seminar”
Ross Crae, Sunday Post