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Coffee Chats with Matt Collins

Sep 13, 2021

Veteran stand-up comedian Akmal Saleh has brought most Australians to tears of laughter over his illustrious comedy career. In their chat, Akmal shares with Matt what got him into stand-up, why he originally went by the stage name ‘Peter’ and his honest thoughts on religion. Akmal stars alongside fellow...


Mar 17, 2020

When Heath Franklin first watched Eric Bana play Mark 'Chopper' Read, little did he know that only a few short years later he would be making a living imitating the notorious Australian criminal. In their chat, Heath shares with Matt how he first started performing Chopper and what happened the one and only time he...


Feb 27, 2020

Sammy J has been finding the funny side of serious issues for years. But the award-winning comedian and former law student often has had to fight for the limelight from his mate, a purple puppet named Randy. In their chat, Sammy J shares with Matt why he dropped out of his law degree, why his marriage is on the rocks...


Jan 19, 2020

If you remember anything about the 80s, then you will have fond memories of the cheeky little furry puppet Agro.
But it's the man behind, or inside, the puppet who is the real character.
In their chat, Jamie Dunn shares with Matt his less than admirable school results, his radio journey, how Agro started and...


Jan 12, 2020

For a man from Ireland who came to Australia as a 22-year-old labourer, he hasn’t done too badly.

An established actor, director and stand up comic, Jimeoin is a household name in Australia and has been for close to three decades.

In their chat, Jimeoin shares with Matt his thoughts on New Year’s resolutions, the...