Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show
with Matt Knudsen
8 p.m. Saturday, June 30
Underground at Proctors
432 State Street, Schenectady
$15 advance, $20 day of, ages 18 and over
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—JUNE 13, 2018—Matt Knudsen 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 Knudsen 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, and Limestone. Knudsen 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;
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.
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show includes a featured act, host and a guest comedian, for nearly two hours of comic entertainment.