Matt Friend

Matt Friend

Matthew is 23 years old and from Chicago, where he grew up just 5 minutes away from The Second City. He graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School in May of 2020. Matthew’s love of comedy and entertainment began when he was four years old after he discovered the Austin Powers DVD in his house. He watched it so much that he began to mimic the characters’ gestures and words. “Do I make you randy?” echoed through his head every day. Matthew quickly found that he was able to make people laugh just by reproducing someone else’s persona. He spent countless hours in his room, scrolling through YouTube, digging up Johnny Carson, Howard Stern, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra, and Rich Little clips. During COVID Matthew grew his social media platforms (TikTok over 335K followers) which has resulted in several TV spots. He was a guest on The Today Show in July 2020, and his impressions were featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live as well. Matthew has also been a guest on NBC’s New York Live TV, Good Day LA, Good Day NY, and more. Matthew won the 2019 Kenan Thompson Ultimate Comedy Experience at Carolines on Broadway, was a host on HQ Trivia’s Game HQX, and performs stand-up comedy throughout New York City. He can do over 250 impressions ranging from Rami Malek to Barack Obama to Johnny Carson. He was named by Thrillist as one of the best celebrity impressionists on TikTok.

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