Matthew Crosby is a writer, comedian and broadcaster who can be heard every Sunday morning on Radio X co-hosting the Ed Gamble and Matthew Crosby show. He is a founding member of the sketch team Pappy’s, who were described by the Guardian as “one of the finest sketch troupes of the last decade”. They have been nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, won two Chortle Awards and performed all over the globe including appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the San Francisco Sketchfest. After 6 critically acclaimed hour-long shows at the Edinburgh Festival, Pappy’s wrote and starred in two series of their own sitcom Badults for BBC Three. Today they are best known for their weekly podcast, Pappy’s Flatshare which has received a cult-like status.
Matthew is also a prolific and highly sought-after TV writer, working closely with some of the biggest names in comedy such as Harry Hill, Matt Lucas, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster. He has been a writer on Channel 4’s The Last Leg since 2013 and co-created the panel show Hypothetical for Dave alongside Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine and producer Stu Mather at Hat Trick.
His 2018 stage adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (with the Spymonkey Theatre Company for the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre) earned a string of 4 and 5 star reviews. On radio he recently worked as script editor on sketch team Lazy Susan’s Radio 4 series, The East Coast Listening Post; as well as their self-titled pilot for BBC 2, which is currently being developed into a series.
As a performer he has appeared on The Reluctant Landlord (Sky); Uncle (BBC Three); Ready or Not (BBC 1); 8/10 Cats Does Countdown; and as a news reading dog on BBC 1’s Animal Antics.
Selected Credits (See Full Credits)
The Last Leg (C4)
2013 - 2021
The Ed Gamble & Matthew Crosby Show (Radio X)
2019 - 2021
Writer and Co-creator
2019 - 2020
Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson (Comedy Central)
Badults (BBC 3)
Writer and Performer
2013 - 2015