Man on the Street – Eli Matthewson

Age: 29

Occupation: Comedian and writer

What’s your morning routine?

Press snooze three times and then scroll my phone for at least ten minutes before rushing out of bed to get to work .

How do you plan to get the most out of 2018?

Read less Trump news, read more happy news.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

Go to New York (I’ve booked the flight!), run a cafe, have an intense mid-life crisis that leads to a full hippy-yoga lifestyle.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Save all your dorkiest clothes because norm-core will be fashion soon.

How do you think the World will change over the next 20 years?

We’re going to have to start eating bugs (so let’s enjoy steak while we can).

How do you stay motivated?

By choosing a career where if you aren’t you won’t work.

If you didn’t need money, what would you do?

Split my time between travelling comedy festivals around the world and hiding away in a private little cottage up North somewhere.

What is your secret to success?

Harness what made you insecure as a teenager and realise that’s what’s coolest about you as an adult.

What’s the best bit of advice or quote that resonates with you?

This is from Rupaul: “When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.”

What are your favourite restaurants to frequent?

Fed Deli late at night, Kokako late in the morning.

What is your secret to living longer, more satisfying life?

Coffee + Red wine + Chocolate + Reality TV and don’t punish yourself for enjoying it.

What makes you feel alive?

Lying on the beach and getting that Vitamin D.