|Who is Matt Kazam? Why does he look so familiar?
Where have I seen him before? All of these questions
can be answered when examining his profession:
stand-up comedian. Matt is a veteran comic with 24 years
experience who can be seen performing at all the Nation's
top comedy clubs, casinos and theaters. Matt has
performed stand-up comedy over 6,000 times in 45 states
and 7 countries. Matt has also performed over 1,000
corporate and private events. He has an amazing ability to
work any crowd, anywhere, any venue.
|In addition to his many collegiate performances, 2000 was highlighted by Matt’s appearance at
Clemson University’s Tigerama, which was held on Homecoming weekend in Clemson’s “Death
Valley” Memorial Stadium. Tigerama is billed as the World’s Largest Pep Rally and Matt not only
performed his stand-up show for the 35,000 in attendance, but also served as Emcee for the
evening’s events. This was the first year Clemson used a stand-up comedian to perform and host
the event. Matt’s performance was so well received and he kept the evening’s activities flowing and
fun, that after the rally, Program Board Officials as well as student organizers hailed Tigerama 2000
as the best in it’s 44 year history.
|Stand-up comedy has been a dream for Matt his whole life. Growing up in New York City, he started
performing shows for family and friends at the age of three, but it wasn’t until graduating college at
George Mason University with a Degree in Finance, that Matt finally took the plunge as a full time
stand up comedian.
|He has made numerous television appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Fox’s “Big Red
Couch”, Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up Stand-Up”, VH-1’s “Fools For Love”, TLC’s “Two For Vegas”,
The Discovery Channel’s “Lux List”, WGN's "The Bob & Tom Show" and has served as the opening
act for such notable comedians as Chris Rock, Pauly Shore, Kevin James, Robin Williams, DL
Hughley and Drew Carey. Matt has also expanded his performing venues to include the Internet. He
has appeared with Tommy Davidson on the Rascal’s Comedy Club Webcast “Live Caught On The
Net”. In addition, Matt has a comedy special entitled “Stand-Up and Sit-Down with Matt Kazam”
currently airing on XM Satellite Radio. In addition to these television projects Matt was a writer for
the 2008 "Fox Reality TV Awards" on the Fox Reality Channel. In early 2013 watch for Matt Kazam's
first one hour network comedy special "Mac N Cheese".
|Matt has also taken his act to the corporate arena. Performing private parties and corporate functions
for such Fortune 500 companies as America Online, Andersen Consulting, Marriott, KPMG, Mobil Oil,
the Brunswick Corporation, US Foods and IBM. Whether he is performing at an awards banquet, a
holiday party or team building meeting, Matt is guaranteed entertainment, day or night. He has also
performed at numerous charity golf events including the prestigious TPC Avenel country club. His
ability to tailor his act to any group has made him a unique and sought after corporate comedian by
companies across the Nation.
Besides performing stand-up comedy, Matt also teaches it. He has taught stand-up comedy classes
at the Washington DC Improv’s Comedy School and has been a guest lecturer at The Smithsonian
Institute in Washington, DC, where he provides continuing education programs in the areas of public
speaking and humor for some of the country's leading thinkers, professionals and artists. He is also
the creator of the seminar “Stand Up And Public Speak”. This new and exciting public speaking
seminar encompasses all of the tools of stand-up comedy and applies them in an effective,
manageable program that helps turn ordinary people into extraordinary speakers. He has also
recently expanded his corporate training programs adding a sales training seminar called "Stand Up
|Matt’s energetic style, witty observations and unassuming charm combined with his youthful
enthusiasm and instant likeability are the driving forces behind his unique and hilarious comedy.
Matt can currently be seen performing Nationwide and in Canada. Matt lives with his Wife in the
Washington, DC area. When Matt is not performing he enjoys time with his family, golf, movies and
traveling with his Wife.