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Matt Knudsen

Conan, Key & Peele, Workaholics, Montreal "Best of the Fest"

15YRS

On Stage
Based out of

Santa Monica, CA

Home Club

Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA

Send booking request to

matt@mattknudsen.com

Biography

Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) 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)

Matt’s Charities: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Special Olympics, Think Cure, The American Red Cross, Step Up on Second, The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica

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Board Games with Grandpa

Purple Onion

00:26
Recorded 1.29.2011

My American Life

Purple Onion

06:43
Recorded 1.29.2011

My Bed And I

Purple Onion

00:59
Recorded 1.29.2011

My Favorite Crazy

Mad House Comedy Club

01:44
Recorded 7.2.2014

Can't Miss It

Stage Werx

02:08
Recorded 2.8.2014

Unvanted Gold

Stage Werx

03:05
Recorded 2.8.2014

The People of Utah

Go Bananas

01:32
Recorded 6.30.2012

Uncle Matt

Mad House Comedy Club

01:08
Recorded 7.2.2014

Running Blackout

Josh and Josh Show, Bar Lubitsch, West Hollywood, CA

03:44
Recorded 3.27.2014

Piggyback Rides

Mad House Comedy Club

01:49
Recorded 7.2.2014

The Dream Factory

Stage Werx

03:10
Recorded 2.8.2014

Comedian Slash Actor

Josh and Josh Show, Bar Lubitsch, West Hollywood, CA

04:07
Recorded 3.27.2014

Married, No Kids

Go Bananas

01:36
Recorded 6.30.2012

Normal Guy

Purple Onion

03:52
Recorded 1.29.2011

Pocket Dials And Acting Gigs

Stage Werx

05:48
Recorded 2.8.2014