Matthew Crosby

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Matthew Crosby
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Birth name Matthew Crosby
Born (1980-02-12) 12 February 1980 (age 37)
Medium Stand-up, television, radio
Nationality English
Years active 2004-present
Genres Observational comedy

Matthew Crosby (born 12 February 1980) is an English comedian and writer.

Early life[edit]

Matthew Crosby was born in Bromley.[1] He attended St Olave's Grammar School.[2] Crosby studied English and American Literature with Film Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury,[3] where he met Tom Parry and Brendan Dodds.[4]


Crosby was originally a teacher but left the profession to try comedy in 2004.[5] He has since performed stand-up and sketch comedy all over the world, and was a semi-finalist for the BBC New Act 2005. He comperes at several comedy venues including the Horsebridge Comedy Club in Whitstable.[6] Crosby is a founding member of sketch team Pappy's, formerly known as Pappy's Fun Club.[7]

In August 2006 Crosby performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in two shows: the Comedy Bucket,[8] a stand-up showcase, and Pappy's Fun Club. In August 2007 the Edinburgh run of Pappy's Fun Club was nominated for an if.comedy award, formerly known as the Perrier award.[9]

Crosby performed stand-up as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2007 and 2008. He also performed during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2008.

As part of Pappy's Fun Club, Crosby returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with Funergy in 2008,[10] World Record Attempt: 200 Sketches in an Hour in 2009,[11] All Business in 2010,[12] and Last Show Ever in 2012.[13] Each show was followed by a tour of the UK.[14]

Crosby is a regular contributor to comedy podcast Answer Me This!, playing various characters in jingles and sketches.[15]

Crosby took his debut solo stand-up show, Adventure Party, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011, where it received a number of 4* reviews.[16][17]

Crosby is co-creator of the critically lauded BBC Three sitcom Badults which ran for two series.[18]

In 2015 Crosby took another solo hour show to Edinburgh called Smaller Than Life. The show notably included a semi-naked impression of Vladimir Putin.[19]

Television appearances[edit]

Radio appearances[edit]



  1. ^ Wood, Lucy. "Matthew Crosby interview - 2011 Edinburgh Fringe - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  2. ^ Richard Herring (2016-08-18), Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast - with Matthew Crosby #110, retrieved 2017-02-17 
  3. ^ "The Questionnaire" (PDF). Kent. 49: 14. 2007. 
  4. ^ Lougher, Sharon (2008-07-14). "Pappy's Fun Club pack a parody punch". Metro. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  5. ^ "The happy chappies of Pappy's Fun Club come to town". Local World. Hull Daily Mail. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Horsebridge Comedy Club - Matthew Crosby & Guests". Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "And then there were three...". Chortle. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sophie Johnson: Edinburgh Diary". Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  9. ^ Premier. "Pappy's Fun Club | 2007 Best Comedy Show Nominee". Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  10. ^ "Alt-comedy preview Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008". Time Out London. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  11. ^ "Pappy's Fun Club". Edinburgh Festival. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  12. ^ "Pappy's". Edinburgh Festival. 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  13. ^ Logan, Brian (2012-08-22). "Pappy's: Last Show Ever – Edinburgh festival review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Tom Parry and Matthew Crosby of Pappy's discuss their Last Show Ever". The List. 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  15. ^ Answer Me This! players Archived February 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Matthew Crosby – Adventure Party". Time Out London. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  17. ^ "Matthew Crosby: AdventureParty". Edinburgh Festival. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  18. ^ "Badults comedian Matthew Crosby on growing up, washing up and the future of BBC3". RadioTimes. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  19. ^ "Edinburgh Fringe 2015 review - Malcolm Crosby". Evening Standard. 2015-08-19. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  20. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Meet The Parents Series 1, Episode 2 - Religious Family - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  21. ^ "Episode 3, Series 3, So Wrong It's Right - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 

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