2021 COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Matt Wright | | The JUNO Awards

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Matt Wright is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. Matt is known for his sharp, clean, observational comedy about the struggle of being a person, and he can transition seamlessly between one-liners, storytelling, and silliness. Matt’s new album, Existing Is Exhausting, was recorded in front of a live audience at the Quidi Vidi Brewery in St. John’s, NL, and released on October 3, 2019. Matt toured the album throughout the Arts and Culture Centres in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador in October of 2019, and across Canada opening for Danny Bhoy on his Just for Laughs presented tour through November of 2019.

Matt has appeared on three Just for Laughs Galas (Laverne Cox 2017, Ken Jeong 2018, and Jon Dore 2020), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (where he was a staff writer for three seasons), CBC’s The Debaters, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and internationally at venues like the Comedy Store in Sydney, Australia.