From his start as a third-grader reciting Bill Cosby routines at recess, to performing today at comedy clubs all around the nation, Matt Fugate excels at delighting audiences with his original, real, and above all, funny comedy.
In addition to laying out the tales of his life in unflinching and hilarious detail, Matt also takes time to explore the humor in everything from how eggs are graded to the meaning of life.
With Matt Fugate, you can rest assured that you will have a terrific evening of clean, clever, and entertaining comedy!
Matt was born in Clinton, IA, but spent most of his youth in LaCrosse, WI. He came to the Twin Cities to attend the University of Minnesota, where, still believing what his high school guidance counselor told him about the value of a broad-based liberal arts education, he received a B.A. in English Language Literature. It was during those college years when he caught the stand-up comedy bug. He has gleefully resisted any cure for this bug for nearly twenty years. For ten of those years, Matt straddled between the worlds of stand-up comedy and Corporate America. Since committing to his stand-up career, Matt has established himself as a favorite at Twin Cities comedy clubs like ACME Comedy Company and the Joke Joint, not to mention various other comedy clubs across the country.
Matt’s talents extend to writing and performing a one-man show for the Twin Cities Fringe Festival, co-creating the spoof web site AlliedChemical.com, and writing a quarterly humor column for LarsonAllen’s EFFECT Magazine. He is also an accomplished voice-over talent, having recorded commercials and industrials for clients such as Miracle Ear, Target, and the Detroit Pistons.
Matt has also appeared on the Bob and Tom Show on radio and cuts from his CD Big World of Me have been added to the playlists of both Sirius Satellite Radio and KHAHA.com.
Matt is married and is the proud father of a teenage son and two young daughters.
“The compliments have been flooding in since you finished your act on Friday night! We enjoyed having you.”
–Telmar Network Technology, Council Bluffs, IA
“…what a blast we had at our banquet with Matt Fugate as our comedian. He was fab-u-lous!!!! He had us from his first comments all the way to the end of his routine. We loved him. We had many, many positive comments.”
–Range Area Nurses, Hibbing, MN
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Matt Fugate to your audience:
“Your comedian hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a favorite at comedy clubs and corporate events all across the country. He has also appeared on the nationally-syndicated Bob and Tom radio show. Please welcome Matt Fugate!”
In order to give you the best performance possible, Matt Fugate provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract:
- No podium (preferred, though this is negotiable)
- One stool
- Hand-held microphone