Matt is an actor, comedian and writer.
He’s perhaps best know being part of the comedy trio The Real MacGuffins who been performing consistently on the comedy circuit since 2009 and most recently completed a nationwide tour and London run with ‘Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain’ which received rave reviews.
They have headlined festivals in Bath, Brighton and Leicester and performed at venues throughout London including the Leicester Square Theatre, the Charing Cross Theatre and the Bloomsbury Theatre as well as occupying a month long residency at the Bush Theatre. Following three critically acclaimed, sell-out, five star shows at the Edinburgh Festival directed by the illustrious Cal McCrystal and John Walton (who directed 2012 Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown), they were commissioned to write for MITCHELL & WEBB in 2013 for the show that was voted ‘Best British Radio Sitcom’ by the British Comedy Guide. They currently have several TV and radio projects in various stages of development. They also host comedy night SKITSOPHRENIA in Leicester Square every month, which brings together the London’s top sketch and character comedy talent.
Matt’s TV appearances include THE BLEAK OLD SHOP (BBC2) and fronting a national ident campaign for FLORA PRO ACTIV on ITV. Matt has been largely responsible for all the MacGuffins online video content, including writing, producing, filming and editing over 50 videos. He’s been an active member of London’s thriving fringe theatre scene performing with and helping to administrate fringe rep company First Draft Theatre from 2005–2008 until his comedic ambitions took over.
Matt has extensive experience in corporate roleplay, business improvisation and forum theatre working with some of Britain’s top business schools and training organisations.
Matt can drive a car, ride a horse and once (very briefly) few a plane.
You can view Matt’s Showreel on Spotlight or at his website: www.mattasheahan.com
BEST OF THE REAL MACGUFFINS Underbelly Bristo Square, 18:45 17-18 August ONLY
Dan, Jim and Matt proudly present their finest sketches from the last five years – for two nights only. As seen in Pramface (BBC 3), Miranda (BBC 1), Spy (Sky 1), Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC 3), The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (BBC 2) and writers for That Mitchell and Webb Sound (Radio 4). ‘My favourite sketch group’ (Cal McCrystal). ‘Hysterically funny… utterly inspired’ **** (Fest). ‘Brilliantly well-crafted’ **** (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Insanely witty writing’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). www.therealmacguffins.com