This week, Ira spoke with Matt Kazam.
Matt Kazam stars in “40 Is Not The New 20” which explores in a one-man comedy production, how much the world has changed in the past 40-plus years.
Kazam is a veteran comic with 25 years of experience who has entertained at all the nation’s top comedy clubs, casinos and theaters. He has performed stand-up comedy more than 6,000 times in 45 states and seven countries and at more than 1,000 corporate and private events.
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 Chris Rock, Pauly Shore, Kevin James, Robin Williams, DL Hughley and Drew Carey.
Besides performing stand-up comedy, Kazam 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” and recently expanded his corporate training programs adding a sales training seminar called “Stand Up & Sell.”