Matt Knudsen 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, Matt shared the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad and appeared in Emmy winning TV shows like Big Love, Boston Legal and Malcolm in the Middle. As a stand up comedian, he's appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show and Last Call as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Laughing Skull, High Plains 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.
"Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery," (The Onion A.V. Club)
"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." (The Huffington Post)
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