Thu 16th Jun 2022 at 8:45pm ends 9:45pm

This event has been postponed

Good morning, unfortunately Matt Stellingwerf's show has been cancelled at the Piper due to a very understandable family emergency. No other shows are affected.

We can offer a full refund, or transfer the ticket to be put on the Tony Law starting at 8pm at the Crypt, or any other show for the rest of the festival.

Please drop us an email at to discuss and changed, refunds will be given automatically by 6pm of no changes are needed to swap.

Many thanks and apologies.

Chris, Jake and the Fringe Team

The Piper, Norman Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea, UK - Map

Stand-Up Comedy

Hastings Comedy Festival 2023 presents:

Matt Stellingwerf: Criminologist


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Join award-winning comedian, TEDx speaker and former criminologist Matt Stellingwerf as he talks all things criminal. From the science of crime to interviews with serial killers, this comedy-lecture will teach you more about the business of bad guys than all the true crime bollocks on Netflix!


A Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised farmer's son, Matt trained as a criminologist. He is also an award-winning bar fly, a genuinely lovely guy, and a man full of contradictions. He expertly brings these contradictions to the stage, with his low-key style and confidence; finding the humour in topics as diverse as love, mental illness, sex, drugs, and a crazy interview he once conducted with a serial killer on Death Row…


"Stellingwerf’s comedy is intelligent, clever and thoroughly researched...all the while being really likeable "

– Libel


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Rhonda M reviewed Matt Stellingwerf: Criminologist which happened on 8:45pm on Thu 16th Jun 2022.

Would have loved to left a review, unfortunately the event was cancelled. Still awaiting refund that was advised to be received on the day of the cancellation.

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Review left at 9:53am on Mon 20th Jun 2022

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