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)
Kyle's new special "I Liked His Old Stuff Better" debuted on Comedy Central in January, 2015. He’s appeared on @Midnight, Conan, Workaholics, Those Who Can't and Comedy Bang! Bang! He can be heard as the voice of Comedy Central and in various animated programs such as, Regular Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Bob’s Burgers, TripTank, Adventure Time, and Lucas Bros. Moving Co.. His first one hour special, Whiskey Icarus, aired on Comedy Central in 2012.
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.
Born and raised in Chicago, Jonathan Kite was immersed in the world of comedy theater at a young age. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while concurrently studying with the improv group, Second City. In 2003, Kite moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Kite's television credits include "Raising Hope" and the upcoming series, "In the Flow with Affion Crockett."
In 2010, Kite was a part of the Cage Match Competition with iO West Theater, performing head-to-head long-form improv. His team set the national cage match record, winning 52 weeks in a row.
Kite is an avid writer and is finishing his first full length feature film, "The Walk On," which he will also star in and produce. He is an expert mimic, boasting more than 50 impressions and dialects that include Vince Vaughn, Tom Hanks, Seth Rogen, Liam Neeson and Robert Downey Jr. He is an active supporter of various autism and breast cancer charities.
Currently, Kite resides in Los Angeles. His birth date is Sept. 2.
Shortly after graduating USC, Karl exploded onto the LA stand-up scene. 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 LA 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. 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.