Matt Knudsen was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-West and sailed around the world as a merchant marine. After trips to Africa, Europe and The Far East, he eventually put down his sea bag, picked up a microphone and began performing stand up comedy all across the country.
As an actor, Matt has shared the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad and appeared in TV shows like Key & Peele, Workaholics, Big Love, Boston Legal and Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few.
As a stand up comedian, you may have seen him on Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Call or Comics Unleashed, as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Limestone, Laughing Skull, High Plains and the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal; where he was named a "Best of the Fest."
His critically acclaimed albums The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen and American are top downloads on iTunes and heard regularly on SiriusXM, Pandora and even NPR.
"Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery," (The Onion A.V. Club) "Amazingly measured and deliberate...well done. (Laughspin) "The personal feels universal, and the universal feels personal. The only explanation for this phenomenon is that it's all finely crafted comedy from a strong central voice." (The Huffington Post)
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