Rose Matafeo is a BAFTA nominated comedian, writer and actor from New Zealand. 

Rose’s critically acclaimed show Horndog won the award (formerly the Perrier) for Best Show at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was Her quirky, hilarious performances are a great choice for corporate events and her friendly and relatable style is guaranteed to win over audiences of all kinds.

Away from stand-up, Rose’s own sitcom, Starstruck, which she has written and stars in, was commissioned by BBC3 in the UK and HBO Max in the US. Season One premiered on BBC One and BBC Three in the UK where it became the channel’s best performing new comedy of the year (2021) with over three million requests on BBC iPlayer to date, and later on HBO Max in the US. The show was also pre-sold to over 50 territories including Australia (ABC) and New Zealand (TVNZ). The show is a critical and ratings success and returned to BBC3 and HBO Max for a second series in 2022.

Rose starred in series 9 of Dave/Channel 4’s hit game show Taskmaster and has also appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Have I Got News For You, W1A (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Channel 4), Unspun with Matt Forde, and Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier (Dave), to name just a few.

In the US, Rose has performed a stand up slot on Conan (TBS). In New Zealand, Rose has written, produced and starred in three series of TV3 comedy Funny Girls, as well as being a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ). She also starred in the feature Baby, Done (Piki Films) and co-hosts the podcast Boners of the Heart with Alice Snedden.


Oh my Lord, Rose had us rolling in the aisles. She was superb and very, very lovely too. Please pass on all our thanks to her!

Google Executive Event

From the reference points to the props and the music, the whole thing feels as fresh and invigorating as an ice-cold bottle of Steinlager. This debut solo show is one of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe.

The Telegraph

…a blizzard of youthful energy in one of the Fringe’s most memorable comedy debuts

The Guardian