In 2016, Matt, along with fellow comedian and concerned citizen Chris Blackwood, founded Grassroots Comedy DC, with the aim of producing fantastic stand-up comedy shows that serve as fundraisers for organizations we observed to be “caught in the cross-hairs of Trump administration policies.” Together we raised tens of thousands of dollars and passed it to groups like Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. It worked! They totally stopped the Trump administration. Okay, maybe not quite, but it was surely more helpful than harmful. Matt passed the baton over to Chris in 2018 to focus on running Capital Laughs, a fellow DC comedy outfit.