Matt Rife is a stand up comedian / actor / writer originally from Ohio.
He is best known for his self-produced comedy specials, Only Fans (2021), Matthew Steven Rife (2023) and Walking Red Flag (2023), as well as his appearance on the comedy competition series Bring the Funny.
Rife first took an interest in comedy at 14 years old, when a teacher said that there would be a talent show at his high school. After a friend encouraged him, he did the show – and started performing professionally a year later at 15.
As a comedian, Rife is best known for his self-produced comedy specials – Only Fans (2021), Matthew Steven Rife (2023) and Walking Red Flag (2023), as well as his appearance on Bring the Funny in 2019, where he advanced to the Semi-Final Showcase but was eliminated in week 8.
As an actor, he is known for his guest roles on the sketch comedy and improv game show series Wild ‘n Out, as Brandon Bliss on the comedy television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and as Logan on the sitcom television series Fresh Off the Boat. In 2017, he appeared on MTV’s The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars. Rife is also a paranormal investigator featured on the YouTube channel “Overnight”. In December 2022, Rife signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). In April 2023, he released a self-titled special Matthew Steven Rife on Valentine’s Day. He then released another special in June 2023 titled Walking Red Flag, focusing on crowd-work. Rife states that he created an entire special surrounding the topic of audience “red flags” in order to stop audiences from interrupting his future sets with the bit.