Matthew Hardy

Matthew Hardy

Author, Comedian & Writer


Matthew Hardy is the author of the Best Selling memoir ‘Saturday Afternoon Fever’, which depicts his life as a wannabe footy star who refused for far too long to concede he simply wasn’t good enough to get anywhere near his goal. Praised by playwright David Williamson, The Age, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun, Matthew’s book is a tragic, triumphant excruciating, hilariously funny and honest depiction of a dream denied, yet driven by the first love of his life, the late great Saints legend Trevor Barker. Matthew co-hosted SEN’s Drive Show The Run Home for its first 3 years, alongside Dermot Brereton & Anthony Hudson, he adapted his book for the stage over two successive years at the Comedy Festival, he has written for The Guardian, he wrote an internationally touring live show titled ‘One Man Breaking Bad’, and created the Mary Coustas career-comeback vehicle ‘Effie The Virgin Bride’. Aside from reporting on the Ashes for BBC TV, heavyweight title fights for ABC TV, Matthew’s main income earner has been as a stand-up comedian, who was based in London for most of the ‘90’s.