Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon and exposed to a lot of art there, both high and low. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a small NYC college called Manhattanville, he moved to Chicago and chose to do the low kind (comedy). He studied under Del Close (the father of modern improv), was kicked off his improv team for refusing to take further classes, and clumsily pivoted to stand-up comedy (the lowest of the low). That was 20 years ago. Since then he’s performed on every Late Night show on television, has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central, and one on Netflix. His three comedy albums (Soak Up the Night, Shovel Fighter, and Big Dumb Animal) are among the most listened to on internet and streaming radio. In 2007 Matt co-founded one of the most beloved comedy festivals in the country, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival. On its tenth anniversary, he recorded his new comedy special, Finally Live in Portland, during the fest in a former porn theatre, The Paris. FLIP is out via Comedy Dynamics and on streaming services everywhere, including Amazon Prime, iTunes Store, and many more.

Braunger’s latest endeavor is a podcast called “Advice from a Dipshit with Matt Braunger,” available on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple and everywhere else. In each episode, Braunger hears messages left for him by people wanting advice, then doles it out from a well-meaning dipshit’s perspective.

Matt lives in Los Angeles now but goes back to Portland every chance he gets.

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FYI for the single dudes out there: A good thing to tell when you fall down is, “Ow! My perfect wiener!!”

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Talks

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: The Series Finale

By Matt Braunger | May 20, 2019

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: The Series Finale

Dragons know how to melt iron….. and irony!

Matt Braunger Loves Game Of Thrones, But Not As Much as You Do: Episode 5

By Matt Braunger | May 13, 2019

Matt Braunger Loves Game Of Thrones, But Not As Much as You Do: Episode 5

“Shit,” says Jon Snow with his eyes.

Matt Braunger Loves Game Of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: Episode 4

By Matt Braunger | May 6, 2019

Matt Braunger Loves Game Of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: Episode 4

Redhead Savage says that barfing is celebrating.

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: Episode 3

By Matt Braunger | April 29, 2019

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: Episode 3

Was that Arya? It’s so damn dark.

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: Episode 2

By Matt Braunger | April 22, 2019

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do: Episode 2

All the Edgar Winters wait outside the walls.

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do

By Matt Braunger | April 15, 2019

Matt Braunger Loves Game of Thrones, But Not As Much As You Do

The comedian kicks off his weekly recaps of GOT Season 8.

In Conversation with Matt Braunger and Shane Torres

By Matt Braunger | March 4, 2019

In Conversation with Matt Braunger and Shane Torres

“No one gives a shit about comedy, in the grand scheme of things.”