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 has shared the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad and appeared in TV shows like Key & Peele, Workaholics, Big Love, Boston Legal and Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few.
As a stand up comedian, you may have seen him on Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Call or Comics Unleashed, as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Limestone, 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 and heard regularly on SiriusXM, Pandora and even NPR.
"Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery," (The Onion A.V. Club) "Amazingly measured and deliberate...well done. (Laughspin) "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)
Tom Clark was born and raised, in that order. Clark started off his career as a social worker finding jobs for disabled people in Milwaukee and at night he would perform stand up comedy. As his stand up career picked up Clark made the move to Los Angeles, eventually performing on such shows as TBS's Conan, CBS’s Late Late Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Clark spent the next few years traveling coast to coast doing stand up and eventually performing internationally as part of New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and on The Main Stage at The Capetown Comedy Festival in South Africa.
Clark also has a strong background in improv and sketch having completed the Second City Conservatory in Chicago and being a Main Company member at ComedySportz LA, which specializes in short form improv. After taking some acting classes Clark began to pursue acting work and landed guest star roles in the Hallmark made for TV movie The Wish List, NBC’s Outsourced, and even a dramatic role on TNT’s The Closer opposite Kyra Sedgewick. After landing the role on Outsourced, director Ken Kwapis invited Clark to be in the Drew Barrymore movie, Big Miracle. You can also see him in Columbia Pictures Freaks of Nature opposite Denis Leary.
For more info check out his website at www.tomclark.com