MATT KNUDSEN with Henry Phillips, Zach Sherwin and Paul Danke
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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)
Henry Phillips has been seen and heard performing his twisted songs and stories on 'Comedy Central Presents', ABC’s ’Jimmy Kimmel Live’, satellite and terrestrial radio nationwide. His critically acclaimed albums, fusing mellow folk-rock ballads with psychopathic lyrics have earned him mention in Billboard magazine’s ’Critic’s Choice’, as well as acclaim from such notable artists as Moby, who refers to Phillips' songs as "disconcertingly funny". His semi-biographical comedy film "Punching the Clown" received the Audience award at Slamdance film festival '09, and is currently available on Netflix and iTunes.