Matthew Highton
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Matthew Highton is writing this bio. As he writes it, he is aware that his shoes have holes in them. Such are the times…
Spending long evenings in the back of dark rooms, Matthew is an unusual comedian lost in a world of popular culture, film and gaming references. Described once as a 'risky abstractionist', he is currently working on his fourth solo show, which is set to be INCREDIBLE, or at worst titter inducingly competent.
He is a prominent member of the Weirdos collective (nominated for a 2013 chortle award), was named 'Most Chaotic Moment of 2012' alongside Fosters nominated Ben Target by London is Funny and has been busy making sketches for the BBC. Recently he's been seen staring blankly into the astral plane, where another version of himself sings a forgotten lullaby to invoke the memories of our ancestors…

Entries by Matthew Highton

'Mortal Kombat's Bloody Legacy

(1) Comments | Posted 18 April 2015 | (00:00)


I still remember entering the cheat to allow my Megadrive version of the original Mortal Kombat to be played in full, bloody, 16bit glory. Back then the levels of violence, in comparison to your regular mid nineties beat-em-up, caused outrage across the globe and helped launch a franchise that,...

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Sleep Problems

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (15:30)

It's fair to say I've never slept well. Decades of insomnia, night terrors, sleep walking, sleep talking, sleep apnoea, sleep paralysis and sleep paranoia means, if nothing else, it's a laugh riot sharing a bed with me.

Sleep problems are fairly common. They vary from person to person, but I'd...

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Back With Nintendo

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (14:25)

The first console I ever owned was the original NES. At eight years old I'd never really gamed before but one very short lived go on Super Mario Bros. (ploughing into that fist Goomba) at my friends and I was hooked. A few months later after a lot of nagging...

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Playstation Memories

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2013 | (23:00)

It's been approximately seventeen years since I part exchanged my MegaDrive for a Playstation. I had to have one after experiencing the, at the time, groundbreaking graphics and almighty physics system of Tekken 2 - who knew I'd get so much joy repeatedly kicking a bear in the face? There...

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Edinburgh Begins

(0) Comments | Posted 4 August 2013 | (22:37)

It may not be in existence yet, but one day there will be a very targeted calendar where August has been aptly renamed Edinburgh. This is how a small niche of the country consisting of comedians, actors, performers and varying industry professionals refer to the dying lights of summer. If...

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Seven Robots and Monsters You Won't See Fighting...

(1) Comments | Posted 13 July 2013 | (00:00)

The impending release of Pacific Rim is going to bring colossal monsters and gigantic robots to the masses. Not only this, they will be locked in mortal combat, deciding the fate and future of humanity. If you're like me, then this alone appeals to every part of you, you'll be...

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Bowie Fest

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (16:57)

Every so often my Mum reminds me of the time she caught me singing, very out of tune, to David Bowie's 'Changes' - an event that kept me off Karaoke for years. She also likes to remind me of the time she caught me kissing the TV when Jennifer Connelly...

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PS4 and XBox One: Game On

(9) Comments | Posted 13 June 2013 | (00:00)

Gaming is big business. A long time ago, it crawled away from the world of pale teens hiding indoors and moved into the world of grown ups. Those awkward teens flourished and became normal people, with normal lives, who have a small cupboard upstairs where they're allowed to go every...

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15 Ways to Spend Time Until the Next Series of Game of Thrones

(4) Comments | Posted 10 June 2013 | (00:00)

With the ever rising popularity of Game of Thrones, fans are surely going to be at a loss after the series finale airs on Sunday. Personally, it has been a long time since I've gotten into a show like this and, as a Northerner trapped in the South, I feel...

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The Future of Survival Horror

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2013 | (14:59)

Over the past couple of weeks I have found myself once again re-entering the world of survival horror. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it's a game subgenre made popular in the late nineties and early noughties. The term was coined from the 1996 classic game...

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Please Keep Quiet During the Film

(4) Comments | Posted 1 May 2013 | (15:13)

I've always had a passion for film. As far back as I can remember I've consumed film after film, hypnotised by their stories, frustrated by their folly's and mesmerised by the scope of imaginations they've allowed me to escape into. I remember pushing my parent's tolerance to its limit by...

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