Matt Ritter recently traded big law for the big stage. He graduated from the University Pennsylvania Law School and worked as a corporate lawyer at both Kirkland and Ellis and Mayer Brown before leaving the law to pursue a career in entertainment.
Matt’s voice can be heard both behind the camera as well as in front, center stage.
Behind the camera, Matt is a TV producer on various shows including A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” (highest rated unscripted show in the history of cable television) and “Fat N’ Furious” (Discovery Channel). He is also the co-creator of the television series “Chained to My Ex” which premiered on MSNBC recently to rave reviews.
Matt is a nationally touring headliner who started the world’s first lawyer-comedy troupe “The Comedians at Law. He currently hosts the hit podcast “Legally Insane,”which has a live monthly residency at the Hollywood Improv. Matt was featured on the 2019 Blacklist for his script Doll Wars, which has Kate McKinnon attached to star. Recently, he directed his first documentary “Tasteless” about the history of comedy, and released his latest standup album, which debuted at #1 on iTunes. Matt co-created the acclaimed MSNBC series “Chained to My Ex” and has sold scripted projects to Comedy Central and E! He is an on-camera host of multiple after-shows on Afterbuzz TV, was the host of Wondery’s podcast “Safe For Work.”
Matt can also be seen in front of large audiences regularly performing at the Hollywood Improv, the Comedy Store and the Gotham Comedy Club. His debut album “40 Year Old Version” launched at #1 on iTunes. His standup has been featured on “Man Up Standup” on the Maverick channel and has recently participated in the Big Sky Comedy Festival, the Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival and the New York Underground Comedy Festival. His comedy has been featured on Comedy.com, Dealbreaker, Fierce Finance, the Wallstreet Journal online and WPIX News.
Additionally, Matt is a contributor, host and writer: Matt has been a guest commentator on various programs (The Jenny McCarthy Show, Jim and Sam, Liquid Lunch, CBS News, Fox News “On the Record”, NBC, MTV.com, ComedyTime TV, and Askmen.com), has guest hosted (Sirius XM “Raw Dog” Comedy) and is a writer for various publications (Readers Digest, US Weekly (Fashion Police), Crushable, Post Grad Problems, Above the Law, Bitter Lawyer)
Matt also tours the country at speaking engagements for colleges, corporate events, casinos, military shows and Jewish organizations.
Aside from making fun of the legal profession, Matt frequently focuses his humor on his hotheaded Israeli father, his eccentric mother, and the fact that all of his decisions in life are now based on what works best for his French bulldog.
Matt is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.