Okine reveals social media backlash
Matt Okine. Picture: Supplied

From landing a gig as the co-host of Triple J's top-rating breakfast show to supporting comedy icon Dave Chappelle, 2014 has been a dream come true for funnyman Matt Okine.

"It's the best, it's been so much fun," Okine told AAA of his year so far.

"I'm spending my weekends at the best festivals the country has, I'm getting a load of free CDs which makes my car look like some kind of music library and I get to hang out with a mate and talk s... in a room for three hours every morning."

Though he can handle the painfully early starts that breakfast radio demands, the Brisbane-born comedian has had to deal with a fair bit of flack from haters on social media who haven't been receptive to his radio stylings.

"I woke up one morning and I rolled over and checked my Instagram while trying to recover from a hangover," the 29-year-old said.

"The next thing I know I'm reading a comment from a dude saying: 'I've wiped my a... with pieces of toilet paper with more charisma than you. Not only do I hate breakfast radio now, I also hate breakfast the meal.'

"I was just trying to get over a hangover and I already felt like rubbish and a dude is telling me he can't eat breakfast because of me. It was a nice reminder not to get ahead of myself."

Reminiscing about being the support act for comedy icon Chappelle on his Australian tour earlier in the year, Okine revealed it was simultaneously the best and most unnerving thing he's ever done.

"It was such a freak-out - I didn't know how to act around him," he said.

"I haven't been that star-struck, ever. I like to think I can keep it pretty cool sometimes but every time I saw him backstage I would freak out and my heart would stop.

"It was pretty pathetic really, I've never felt so meek in my life."

As for his upcoming stand-up show at the Astor Theatre on Friday, Okine promised Perth fans a great night mixing up old and new material.

"I haven't done my first two shows in Perth before, only my third show, so I will probably do a bit of stuff from my first two shows, the ones which were nominated for awards and stuff," he explained.

"If it's not a super-funny show I will personally come to your house and rub your feet for 30 minutes."

The West Australian

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