Serious Comedy Talk
Jan. 10, 2023

Episode 136: Mat Alano-Martin

Mat Alano-Martin has spent the last 13 years on the road telling jokes and sharing stories all across America. He has appeared at comedy clubs, theaters, punk rock dives, redneck roadhouses, casinos, colleges, living rooms and everywhere in between. Alano-Martin’s albums “Profiled as Such,” “Blood Mouth” and “Midnight Nachos” can be heard in regular rotation on Sirius/XM’s comedy channels and he has appeared several times on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show and once on Laughs on Hulu. His first comedy special “Tango in Philly” will be out later this year. He has worked with such notable acts as Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford and Chris Gethard and has performed at several festivals and prominent showcases across the country and beyond including:


– 208 Comedy Festival – Boise, ID

– 10,000 Laughs – Minneapolis, MN

– Altercation Comedy Festival – Austin, TX

– Beast Village Comedy Festival – Des Moines, IA

– Bird City Comedy Festival – Phoenix, AZ

– The Black Box Comedy Festival – Atlanta, GA

– Cleveland Comedy Festival – Cleveland, OH

– Cloudtop Comedy Festival – Sante Fe, NM

– Comcast’s “Look Who’s Laughing Now” – Indianapolis, IN

– Comedians You Should Know – Chicago, IL

– The Fest – Gainesville, FL

– Finger Lakes Comedy Festival – Ithaca, NY

– Fountain City Comedy Festival – Kansas City, MO

– Fresh Out – Los Angeles, CA

– Gilda’s LaughFest – Grand Rapids, MI

– Green Gravel Comedy Festival – Iowa City, IA

– High Plains Comedy Festival – Denver, CO

– Hong Kong International Comedy Festival – Hong Kong, China

– Hopkins Comedy Festival – Hopkins, MN

– Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen – Los Angeles, CA

– If You Build It – New York, NY

– The Indy Fringe Festival – Indianapolis, IN

– Laugh in a Box Festival – Cincinnati, OH

– Laughing Devil Comedy Festival – New York City, NY

– Laughing Skull Comedy Festival – Atlanta, GA

– Let’s Fest – Fort Wayne, IN

– Limestone Comedy Festival – Bloomington, IN

– Live From Outer Space – New York, NY

– Lookout Comedy Festival – Chattanooga, TN

– Milwaukee Comedy Festival – Milwaukee, WI

– Parlour Car – Chicago, IL

– Pittsburgh Comedy Festival – Pittsburgh, PA

– Red Clay Comedy Festival – Atlanta, GA

– Sacramento Comedy Festival – Sacramento, CA

– The World Series of Comedy – Chicago, IL


He is also the co-founder of the Limestone Comedy Festival and his jokes have been used for the Frank and Funny greeting card line.

Mat & I talked about:

-     Handling drunk people while on stage

-     Getting to a place in stand-up where you feel authentic on stage

-     Making The Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, IN happen

-     What it takes to go full-time into stand-up

-     The greatness of The Comedy Attic, in Bloomington, IN

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