Matt Dundas is a comedian etc (MC, songwriter, producer). Matt’s act generally consists of observational humor about parenting and politics. With a background in grassroots organizing for environmental groups, Matt has run dozens of events using comedy to raise money and awareness for progressive causes and organizations such as the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, 350.org, Habitat for Humanity, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and many more.
Matt is relocating to Portland, Maine after a decade working the comedy scene in Washington, D.C., during which he co-founded Grassroots Comedy DC (which raises money for charities through stand-up shows) and was the longtime COO of Capital Laughs (D.C.’s premier independent stand-up production group). He has also traveled the United States performing at comedy clubs and festivals.
Matt’s comedy walking tour of Pennsylvania Avenue, “A History of Laughter,” was one of the Washington Post’s selections for the best of the Capital Fringe Festival in 2019. His short video, “The Education,” won Maine Media Workshop’s Best Comedy Video award in 2015, and in 2016 he took home the Video of the Week and the Most Creative Video Overall prize from People for the American Way, which was presented to him in person by Oscar-winner Kathleen Turner.
As a stand-up comic, Matt has opened or featured for Alonzo Bodden (Last Comic Standing), Ryan Donahue (Crashing), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show), Tim Harmston (Letterman), Robert Mac (Comedy Central), Mary Mack (Conan), Jeff Maurer (Last Week Tonight), Tony Woods (HBO), Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) and countless others.