Matt Morgan (comedian)

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Matt Morgan
Birth name Matthew Morgan
Born (1977-08-10) 10 August 1977 (age 37)
Dartford, Kent
England
Medium Television, Radio
Nationality British
Years active 2002–present
Notable works and roles The Russell Brand Show

Matthew "Matt" Morgan (born 10 August 1977) is an English comedian, actor, writer, DJ and radio presenter. He is best known for his work with Russell Brand, with whom he shared numerous writing credits, as well as co-hosting The Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

Career[edit]

Writing[edit]

Morgan met Russell Brand when he was working as an intern on MTV.[1] He first joined with Brand after the presenter told him he had a television show idea which was "good" and "commissioned", and that Morgan should work on it with him; Morgan later joked that neither of those things turned out to be true.[2] In 2010 Matt wrote and co-performed Borked TV with comedian Rufus Hound and others, a six-part series featuring comedy voiceovers dubbed over existing television material.

Radio[edit]

Morgan was the co-host of The Russell Brand Show from its initial conception in 2006 on BBC 6 Music until its finish after Brand's resignation due to the prank telephone calls row. On the radio show, Morgan played the straight man to Brand's outrageous and wacky persona, often mimicking Brand's Dot Cotton-esque accent and singing. In his memoir, Booky Wook 2, Brand asserted that he and Morgan got into a row following Brand's controversial turn as the host of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards (which the men co-wrote), and Morgan refused to return to the show.[3][4]

When Brand returned to talk radio in the Autumn of 2010, Morgan rejoined The Russell Brand Show.[5] In September 2011, Morgan joined Noel Gallagher in co-hosting a show filling in for Dermot O'Leary.

Internet[edit]

In 2014, Morgan appeared as a guest commentator on Brand's YouTube web series "The Trews" on July 23, July 24 and August 8.

Personal life[edit]

On the March 16, 2013 (on the Russell Brand XFM Radio Show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust) listeners learnt that Matt and his wife, Katie have a child named Coen after Leonard Cohen, one of his heroes.

Credits[edit]

Writing credits[edit]

Presenting[edit]

  • Russell Brand On the Road [8]

Other roles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Russell Brand Show Biography[dead link] on bbc.co.uk/6music
  2. ^ The Russell Brand Show – BBC Radio 2
  3. ^ Russell, Brand (2010), Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal, London: HarperCollins, p. 219, ISBN 0-06-195807-7 
  4. ^ Walker, Kirsty (29 October 2008), "The Ross and Russ Suspension – EOS Sticks Its Oar In" – 12:05 pm. EndofShow.com. Retrieved on 26 February 2011.
  5. ^ NME staff. "Noel Gallagher and Russell Brand reunite – video – Daily Gossip". NME.com. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  6. ^ The Kevin Bishop Show British Comedy Guide
  7. ^ James Corden's World Cup Live. IMDB
  8. ^ BBC – Press Office – Network TV Programme Information Week 50 Wednesday 12 December 2007

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