Matt Neal

writer. comic. drummer. dad.

I have been a fan of comedy since my very irresponsible parents let me stay up late to watch Saturday Night Live when it first aired in the late 70s - I was three.  They capped it off when they took me to see Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip when I was just 10 years old.  In between, I found "AM/FM" by George Carlin and  "Why Is There Air" by Bill Cosby in my grandfather's vinyl collection and listened to them over and over and over again.  We would stay up late and watch Johnny Carson in the summer.  We must have watched Blazing Saddles a hundred times when it came on PRISM.  I pretty much always loved comedy.

No better gift has ever given to a child then a sick and playful sense of humor.  I've been hooked ever since and finally started performing in 2012.  I have been writing since 2008 and since I haven't sold or published anything yet, I guess I'm still aspiring.  But it's doing that work that I enjoy - whether I ever sell or publish anything doesn't really matter.

I have also been playing the drums since the age of 8 - touring the eastern seaboard and recording for years with Mariner Nine (http://marinernine.bandcamp.com) through most of the 90's. I still play here and there on recording projects and various gigs in the suburbs of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

I produce two monthly comedy shows in Los Angeles - Comedy Ahoy (#YoHoHo) in Marina Del Rey and Bottle Cap Comedy (#BottleCapComedy) at the Westlake Brewing Company.

I have a wife, 2 kids, and a dog.  They are a constant source of inspiration and fodder.