His parents names are Diana and John and he has a brother called Howard. Matt Lucas made his debut on the London stand-up comedy circuit at the age of eighteen in 1992, appearing as the character Sir Bernard Chumley. His long association with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer started in the same year, five weeks after his first gig, when he was talent-spotted by Mortimer.
He played the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, returning with his longtime collaborator David Walliams with their Bernard Chumley and Friends show over the next three years. Also in 1994, Lucas appeared in The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer, before embarking on four series of the BAFTA award-winning Shooting Stars as George Dawes, the giant drumming baby 'with the scores'.
He has also worked with Vic and Bob on It's Ulrika, Bang Bang It's Reeves And Mortimer and Randall And Hopkirk Deceased.
Lucas and Walliams' series Rock Profiles garnered them an increasing audience but they really struck gold with Little Britain which has achieved enormous success. The duo won Best Comedy Show and Performance gongs at the 2004 Royal Television Society Awards and a BAFTA for Best Comedy Series. Little Britain was developed from the Radio 4 show, which won a Silver Sony Award.
Lucas has also written for a number of newspapers and publications and for other comedy talents including Ali G. He has appeared on stage and the big screen, most recently popping up in a cameo role in the film, Shaun of the Dead. He played Leigh Bowery in the original cast of the Boy George-scripted musical Taboo.
Lucas appeared in Vic and Bob's Catterick and is currently filming the third series of Little Britain, as well as featuring in the second series of ITV's Monkey Trousers (First series known as: The All Star Comedy Show)
In December 2006 Lucas was approached by Tiger Aspect, producers of Robin Hood, with an offer of the role of Friar Tuck in the new season. Touched by the offer, Lucas could not accept due to an already busy schedule.
Lucas is due to tour Australia with Little Britain Live in 2007 and appear in the mockumetary comedy, Kath and Kim as a british relative of the family.