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)
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. 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.
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.
RON LYNCH is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured in the documentary, "When Comedy Was King". Ron studied theater in New York, and improvisation at Second City Chicago. Presently, he is the host/producer of the popular "Tomorrow!" variety show, now in it's tenth year, which occurs every Saturday at midnight. His act is a blend of characters, improvisation, sounds, and other stuff. His credits include The Sarah Silverman Program (he played all the doctors), Conan, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and several sitcoms. His voice can be heard on Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time, Dr. Katz, Tim and Eric, and the cult favorite, Home Movies, where he was Mr. Lynch. Movie credits include Smashed, Murder in the First, several independents, and many short movies, including a few produced with Louie CK. He plays drums in two bands, both mostly comics, still hasn't done his taxes, and will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August!
Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-west and traveled around the world as a merchant marine. After eventually putting down his sea bag, he picked up a microphone and began performing comedy in Los Angeles and New York. As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan and The Late Late Show, as well as several festivals, including the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal; where his appearance garnered a “Best of the Fest,” nod. You can see Matt share the big screen with Sean Penn in Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may recognize him from his work in Go On, Big Love or Men of a Certain Age just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for BMW, Apple Computers and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics. His album The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen “Mixes droll observation with dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club) and his style has been called “Amazingly measured and deliberate…Well done.” (Punchline Magazine)