Rose Matafeo Wins Fringe Comedy Award

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Kiwi comedian Rose Matafeo triumphed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award. She is the fifth woman to win the award, which started in 1981.

This year was another strong showing from the antipodes, following last year’s victory by Australian comic Hannah Gabsby, alongside John Robins.

Matafeo started performing while at high school in New Zealand. Following her victory, she has taken her show to the Soho Theatre, where tickets have already sold out. Her award winning performance, Horndog, explored passion and obsession, in a rollercoaster retelling of relationships past.

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