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Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-sen) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Midwest and sailed around the world as a merchant marine. After trips to Europe, Africa 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 recognize him from his appearances in Emmy and Golden Globe winning shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Key & Peele, Workaholics, The League, NCIS, Big Love, Boston Legal or Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few. Matt has also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for companies including: Apple, IBM, GE, Volkswagen, DirecTV, Pepsi and more; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.

As a comedian, he’s appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Call, ASX Live and Comics Unleashed, as well as dozens of festivals, including: Montreal Just for Laughs (Best of the Fest), The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, High Plains, Limestone and has even entertained at The White House for President and Mrs. Obama.

His critically acclaimed albums The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen, American, and Yes And are top downloads on iTunes and heard regularly on SiriusXM and Pandora radio. They “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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  • “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 continues to have one of comedies smoothest deliveries combined with an extremely keen sense of observation.” - The Comedy Bureau

  • “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 continues to have one of comedies smoothest deliveries combined with an extremely keen sense of observation.” - The Comedy Bureau

  • “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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“YES AND”

“He’s one of those comics who is a throwback without trying to be.” – Splitsider

“AMERICAN”

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

“COMEDY STYLINGS”

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

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