Finally Live in Portland, Matt Braunger’s third (and best) comedy special, was filmed in The Paris, a former porno theatre. Because Portland! Shot over two nights during the 10thBridgetown Comedy Festival, “FLIP” presents the comedian/host of Advice From a Dipshit with Matt Braunger in his hometown at the height of his buffoonish powers. Like Portland, Braunger’s topics are anything but typical. Naked old men, drunk Nazis, minor anal surgery, Girl Scouts (aka the Green Mafia), friends taking acid in the Navy, an accidental oral violation in a museum, and how way too many psychedelic mushrooms brought him and his now-wife closer on the 4th of July are all examples. Anecdotal, involving, gut-busting, and above all ridiculous, Finally Live in Portland asks the question: Can an idiot also be a comic genius?
“This is my best special yet, and I got to shoot it in my hometown in front of my parents and embarrass them as a bonus. All the stories are true, from the dumb tattoo I got at 19 to the butt surgery to the overindulgence in magic mushrooms with my now-wife. ‘FLIP’ basically represents two things, 1) 18 years of me doing comedy, and 2) How much I haven’t grown in that time.” said Matt Braunger.
“A new Matt Braunger special means you can look forward to a delightful one hour reprieve from our current, awful reality. Braunger is joy and absurdity personified, and that’s just in the first five minutes.” – said Patton Oswalt.
Matt Braunger isan American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. Outside of performing stand-up, Braunger is noted for being a cast member on MADtv during its final season in 2008–2009 and as a recurring guest star on NBC’s Up All Night.Matt is also a recurring guest star on NBC’s Up All Night and Marvel’s Agent Carter (yes, he’s in the Marvel Universe).He also starred in the Deer Hunterwith Robert DeNiro.
“As always, Matt Braunger brings us classic, strong and smooth stand-up comedy, but with the added delight of vulnerable story-telling in discussing painful topics like white privilege or social anxiety. His stage presence is both infinitely watchable, endearing and goofy. And when you have that along with a razor-sharp delivery, it makes him one of best comics working.” – said Maria Bamford.
“Matt Braunger is unusually tall. He’s also extremely funny. Combine the two, and what do you get? A national goddamn treasure, that’s what. Cheese babies, unite!” — Tom Bissell, co-author of The Disaster Artist
“Matt’s broad range of comedic talents are on full display in this hilarious new special!” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.