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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