comedy comedian




edinburgh fringe festival

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

The Place Hotel, The Room Venue 532 34-38 York Place, Edinburgh


Every night from August 2nd to August 26th at 6:45 pm

running times

50 minutes.



After performing to sold-out crowds in Toronto, comedian Kevin Matviw makes his Edinburgh Fringe Debut with an unhinged solo sketch show filled with improv, hilarious characters and self-defense tips that will leave you feeling almost empowered!

Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest favourite and alumnus of the legendary Second City, Kevin Matviw invites you to join him on a very special night of absurd, break-neck comedy that explores everything from werewolves to Ernest Hemingway with his own brand of high brow goofiness directed by Kirsten Rasmussen (Second City, Just for Laughs).

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards is written and performed by Matviw (Just For Laughs, Sunday Night Live). The Jason Bourne of comedy, Kevin will leave you with laughter in your heart and the knowledge of how to kill a man with your bare hands.

about kevin

Kevin has been performing improv and sketch comedy in Toronto for the past twelve years. Past performance / writing credits include: Are We There Yet? 2, Vampire Campfire and My Homeroom Teacher is a Vampire with The Second City Educational Company and S#@t My Mayor Says, Best. Monday. Ever. and The Dysfunctional Holiday Revue for The Second City National Touring Company.

He has been featured in various commercials on TV and radio and can be seen improvising on the Food Network’s hidden camera show Giving You the Business. Kevin’s work has been featured in Canada’s National Post, the Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch troupe The Sketchersons and

Besides writing and performing, Kevin has also been a head writer/director for sketch troupes such as: The Templeton Philharmonic (Best Duo, LA Comedy Festival), The Rulers of the Universe (Winners: Sketch Com-Ageddon 2012) and the Naked Fridays Players.

He currently teaches improv and sketch comedy writing at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto