Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) 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 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 & Peele, Workaholics, 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, Apple and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.

As a stand-up, Matt has appeared on CONAN, The Late Late Show, Last Call and Comics Unleashed as well as several comedy festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Limestone, High Plains, Laughing Skull 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 “Mixes 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 loves Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan, Bob Newhart, Jack Benny and Steve Martin.


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