Matt Kirshen

Matt Kirshen

 New York, New York, USA

Stand combines heartfelt energy and excellent song craftmanship to deliver songs that range from loud and gritty to mellow and dramatic. Their combination of 2 very harmonic vocalists over hookie guitar lines provide a breath of fresh air in a music world full of mundane rock and puffy pop.


London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing has earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.

He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Amsterdam.

His debut CD, "I Guess We'll Never Know" was named in Punchline Magazine's top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette's round up of their best jokes of the fest.

Matt has appeared in and written for numerous television shows in the UK, including a charity gala featuring Jimmy Fallon, which resulted in Jimmy himself requesting Matt to open for him in a college tour to promote his new Late Night hosting slot.

His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material, making him a firm favorite with college audiences. While it's his prime-time NBC appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as "intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny"

"Five Stars" Edinburgh Evening News

A rollercoaster of comedy genius Hugely impressive." The Scotsman.

"His performance is the perfect mix of innocence and post-adolescent cynicism driven by infectious energy." Metro Life Magazine

"Excellent" The Stage

"Killer gags" Metro

"Matt Kirshen is a definite one to watch, his innocent looks belying a sharp, surreal and often gloriously sick mind" Metro

"Neurotically energetic and confessional- a name to watch" - Daily Telegraph

"His likeability almost goes off the scale" Chortle


"I Guess We'll Never Know" (Stand-Up Records)
Regularly played on Sirius and XM radio, and listed as one of the top comedy albums of 2009 by both Punchline Magazine and

Set List

A 60 minute performance:
A mixture of topical material, smart observational jokes, real life stories and banter relevant to the audience.