Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) 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, you may have seen Matt share the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may also recognize him from his appearances in Emmy winning TV shows like Big Love, Boston Legal or Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for Volkswagen, Apple and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.
As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show and Last Call as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, 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, heard regularly on SiriusXM radio and “Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club); and with Knudsen’s unique style, “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…a great stand up album.” (The Huffington Post)
Kyle is originally from Addison, Illinois, and has been performing for ten years. He has been seen on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly, and the BBC’s The World Stands Up. He has performed in the Aspen, Los Ageles, Vancouver, DC, and Leicester (UK) comedy festivals. Now residing in Los Angeles, he is a regular at the Hollywood Improv and UCB theater. He’ll have you know he was rated #5 in the Top 10 Emerging Comedians list on AskMen.com. Check Kinane out on YouTube if you're ready for "a bleak, misanthropic Ernest Hemingway look-alike with a penchant for suicide jokes," as one British media outlet described him. But they're, uh, the happy kind of suicide jokes. Honest.
Jamie Kaler is best known as Mike Callahan from the critically acclaimed TBS show, “My Boys”. Having wrapped the final season, he is currently headlining comedy clubs and theatres nationwide.
An accomplished actor, writer, and stand-up comic, Jamie still can’t believe he actually gets paid to make people laugh. Originally from the comedy hotbed of New Hampshire his only dream was to live somewhere warm. A childhood trip to Universal Studios and an autograph from his hero “Frankenstein” would help him realize that there were lands out there where you didn’t have to shovel snow. Using that, and the opening montage of “Three’s Company” as his inspiration to head west, he would get there by any means necessary. Not thinking acting could be an actual profession, he chose the next best path to the west coast…Naval Officer. He received a four year NROTC scholarship for college and decided to use it at the most expensive school he could get into. After majoring in Co-Ed Dorms and Darts at Boston University he was ready for anything.
With his commission from the US Navy in hand, Jamie set off on his first “World Tour” in ports like Hong Kong, Perth, and Bangkok. Realizing he enjoyed “Kelly McGillis” and a “need for speed” a little bit more than actually being in the Navy, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant and decided to try acting. He hasn’t looked back.
His credits include How I Met Your Mother, New Adventures of Old Christine, Friends, Will and Grace, That 70’s Show, The Family Stone, King of Queens, Monk, Robot Chicken….(Check IMDB)
As a Stand-Up, Jamie was one of the New Faces at the Montreal Comedy Festival and has appeared at both the Las Vegas and Chicago Comedy Festivals. You may have seen his act on the Late, Late Show, Live at Gotham, Chelsea Lately. or even hosting the Red Carpet at the SAG Awards.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his fiancée and their dog Max.
If the adage is true — that tragedy plus time equals comedy — then Ryan Sickler has paid his dues on the left side of the equation. Born in Baltimore, Ryan lost his father when he was 16. After that, he bounced from one relative to another. And while his early years might have seemed rocky, that tumultuous childhood gave him both fodder for material and armor against the relentless onslaught that is life as a standup comic.
His television appearances include The Pete HolmesShow, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, Live At Gotham, Cutman and The Late Late Show.
Beyond standup, Ryan Sickler is an engaging storyteller. You can catch him every Tuesday (Toozdee) on his podcast, The CrabFeast. Inspired by his hometown, the show celebrates the things Ryan loves most — storytelling, family, friends and laughter.
Shortly after graduating USC, Karl exploded onto the LA stand-up scene with the force of, at least, like, 75 M-80s. Performing relentlessly, he quickly made a name for himself as one of the best young comics in Los Angeles. He is now a regular at the top shows in town, and has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals all over the country, including Comix in New York City, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta at which he was a Finalist, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland to which he will be returning this year. Karl also produces and hosts his own show, The Sunday Sunday Sunday Show, which regularly features the finest stand-up talent in the city and has been hailed as one of the best underground shows in LA. He also has a pretty solid afro.