Comedian/Actor Matt Braunger (Up All Night, MADTv) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Wednesday (7/11) evening starting at 6pm PT.
Matt will be here to tell us how he got his start in comedy along with all the details surrounding his upcoming one hour stand-up up special MATT BRAUNGER: SHOVEL FIGHTER, which premiers this Saturday night on Comedy Central.
MATT BRAUNGER was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Braunger’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s “Up All Night,” a series regular role on “MADtv,” and various roles on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “United States of Tara,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Carpoolers,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Acceptable TV,” and COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Live At Gotham.” He is also a regular guest on the “Chelsea Lately” roundtable.
In 2009, Braunger was named to Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” and COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Hot 9 in ’09” lists, and his debut album “Soak Up The Night” was released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records and named to the iTunes REWIND “Top 20 Albums of 2009” list. His episode of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” aired in 2010.
Along with touring comedy clubs across the country, Braunger is a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. He also has performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals, including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Chicago, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas, and SXSW. In addition, Braunger won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen and co-founded the popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival, which takes place annually in Portland.