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 3, 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.
Matt Kazam is a Las Vegas Headlining Comedian with over 30 years of experience and has performed over 6,000 shows in 42 states and 7 countries including 1,000 corporate events. Matt founded They Laugh You Win to bring all his areas of expertise under one roof and harness this depth of knowledge in the craft of humor & performing to provide the highest level of corporate entertainment, innovative & entertaining training programs and face to face marketing content. Matt has taught thousands of people and helped hundreds of companies leverage the power of humor to accomplish their goals.
Matt has been a corporate trainer for the past 15 years 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 “Stand Up & Public Speak”. This revolutionary program encompasses all of the tools of stand-up comedy and applies them in an effective, manageable program for business professionals. Since entering the seminar and training market, Matt has worked with such companies as Andersen Consulting, KPMG, The US Chamber of Commerce, General Dynamics and Sprint. His list of private instruction students includes CEO’s, scientists, a circuit court judge, doctors, policemen, military, lawyers just to name a few.
At the age of 10 Matt saw his first comedy show in Las Vegas at the legendary Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He knew right then that was what he wanted to do with his life.
In 2014 Matt’s boyhood dream was realized and amazingly at the same iconic property where the dream was born, the Riviera. Matt’s one man comedy show, “40 Is Not The New 20,” was an instant success. Becoming a Las Vegas “must see” show month after month. He was the last headliner to perform at the Riviera that saw the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis rise to fame. Matt’s energetic style, witty observations and unassuming charm are the driving forces behind his unique and hilarious comedy & learning events.