Matt Besser began his long-form improvisation studies in Chicago with The Annoyance, Second City, and the iO Theater, formerly known as the ‘ImprovOlympic’. While at iO, Matt played on the legendary teams ‘Corky’s Callback’ and ‘The Family’.
Later, with other iO alums, he helped found the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), with whom he has established improv theaters and training centers in New York and Los Angeles. He has appeared on Comedy Central as a writer and performer on the Upright Citizens Brigade television show, as an improviser on Bravo’s ASSSSSCAT special, and on many other programs. He currently lives in Los Angeles.