Character comedian. Scribbler. Vagabond. Grump.
Matt Roper is a comedian and writer. He first gained prominence in a series of stage sketch shows and satirical adventures, dabbling in stand-up comedy and making music. He then embarked on a five-year sporadic hiatus in which he travelled Asia without purpose, finding himself teaching in China, bumming about in India, riding a bicycle through the tea plantations of Bangladesh, and contracting pneumonia in Thailand. He is best known for his creation of Wilfredo, a musical character comedy phenomenon who has established a cult following on the British music festival scene for his outlandish behaviour and his peacenik philosophy. Matt lives in north London with his guitar, his camera and not a decent pair of shoes to his name.