Matt Holmes

Matt Holmes has been improvising since 1998. He ran a weekly short-form show in college that appeared at Skidmore’s National College Comedy Festival, co-founded the seminal Philly improv group Rare Bird Show in 2003, and has been involved with many other improv projects, including an all-audio improv show in the dark and an mp3-infused improv project crowned grand champion of Troika, a 3-on-3 improv competition.

Matt has taught classes, coached improv groups in Philly, and led workshops at national improv festivals and at colleges such as Penn, Penn State, U Delaware, Oberlin, and Ohio University. He also directed Hey Rube, a Philly Improv Theater house team that was voted ‘Best New Improv Group’ in 2012. In Matt&, called a “Must-See” by Philadelphia Weekly, he performs a full improv comedy set with a complete stranger from the audience.

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