Profile image for Rose Matafeo

Rose Matafeo

Comedian, Actor

Rose Matafeo captured attention in 2018 when, at age 26, she won the top comedy award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Matafeo has also made a mark on-screen. She was a presenter on TVNZ youth show U Live, before writing and performing for Jono and Ben and Funny Girls, and becoming a regular face on English television. She is set to star in Kiwi movie comedy Baby Done and British sitcom Starstruck.

I think I have a weird mix of really powerful ambition and also harsh self-deprecation... Rose Matafeo, in her extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy