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Matt Knudsen [Kah-nood-sen] 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 shows like Key and Peele, Workaholics, The League, 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, DirecTV, Pepsi, Apple, GE and others; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.

As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Call, ASX Live and Comics Unleashed as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Limestone, High Plains, Laughing Skull, Big Sky, 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)

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HOLLYWOOD TRADITION

  • “Matt Knudsen gives us a spectacularly inept, childish and ultimately lovable character.” - Los Angeles Times

  • “Matt Knudsen spins any material in to comedy gold…the cleverest of the bunch.” - L.A. Weekly

  • “Matt Knudsen is prone to spewing hilarious information and misinformation…just great.” - Backstage West

  • “Knudsen mixes droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery…he weaves through hare-brained premises that are anything but stock.” - The Onion A.V. Club

  • Matt Knudsen had an original set. Dressed in a suit and maintaining an amazingly measured and deliberate pace, Knudsen was able to catch the crowd by surprise…well done.” - Laughspin

  • “He’s one of those comics who is a throwback without trying to be, like he was just quietly sitting there being really good while everyone else moved on to being really flashy or loud or trying to make a point.” -Splitsider

  • “A solid piece of work…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

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  • “Matt Knudsen gives us a spectacularly inept, childish and ultimately lovable character.” - Los Angeles Times

  • “Matt Knudsen spins any material in to comedy gold…the cleverest of the bunch.” - L.A. Weekly

  • “Matt Knudsen is prone to spewing hilarious information and misinformation…just great.” - Backstage West

  • “Knudsen mixes droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery…he weaves through hare-brained premises that are anything but stock.” - The Onion A.V. Club

  • Matt Knudsen had an original set. Dressed in a suit and maintaining an amazingly measured and deliberate pace, Knudsen was able to catch the crowd by surprise…well done.” - Laughspin

  • “He’s one of those comics who is a throwback without trying to be, like he was just quietly sitting there being really good while everyone else moved on to being really flashy or loud or trying to make a point.” -Splitsider

  • “A solid piece of work…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

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“AMERICAN”

“A great stand up album…a highly enjoyable, sure footed journey of fantastic fun.” – Huffington Post

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“Mixes droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery.” – Onion AV Club

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