Matt Mira

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Matt Mira
Matt Mira by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mira in March 2012
Birth name Matthew Paul Mira
Born (1983-08-05) August 5, 1983 (age 31)
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Medium Stand-up, Podcasting
Nationality American
Years active Since 2008
Notable works and roles Co-Host of The Nerdist Podcast, Co-Host of FEaB, Correspondent for "Gadget Pr0n" on G4s Attack of the Show
Website http://www.nerdist.com/

Matthew Paul "Matt" Mira (born August 5, 1983) is an American podcast host and stand-up comedian. He has been a co-host of The Nerdist Podcast since 2010.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Mira was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts,[3] and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was raised Catholic,[4] and attended Lowell Catholic High School. After high school he attended local colleges. He left Massachusetts for Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue a career in comedy.[5]

From 2008 to 2010, while working as an Apple Genius, Mira produced the podcast Comedy and Everything Else featuring Todd Glass and Jimmy Dore.[6] Since February 2010, Mira has co-hosted The Nerdist Podcast, with Jonah Ray and Chris Hardwick.[7] The podcast was named one of 2010's best by The A.V. Club.[8] Mira has appeared as a guest on several other podcasts, including Sklarbro Country[9] and Doug Loves Movies.[10] In 2011 Mira produced ONESTAR, a show at UCB Theatre Los Angeles with comedian Thomas Lennon in which comedians and actors performed "dramatic readings of the YELP reviews of the Koreatown 24 Hour Fitness."[11] Mira now hosts a weekly open mic at the NerdMelt theatre at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles titled Nerdist Open Mic, formerly titled Matt Mira's Day Off.[12] In May 2011, BBC America commissioned a pilot based on the The Nerdist Podcast, hosted by its creator, comedian Chris Hardwick and featuring Jonah Ray and Mira in their usual co-hosting roles.[13] Mira announced on The Nerdist Podcast that he had accepted a job as the new gadget producer on G4's Attack of the Show.[14] In January 2012, he began making on-air appearances for the segment. Beginning in July 2012, Mira co-hosted Attack of the Show up until its final episode on January 23, 2013.[15]

A video featuring a golf-cart running over Matt has been featured on the TV shows tosh.0, Country Fried Home Videos, and World's Dumbest....

Beginning in March 2012, Matt began co-hosting an occasional podcast with film producer Scott Mosier called FEaB (Four Eyes and Beard), a joint production of Nerdist Industries and SModcast.com.

As of September 2013, Matt co-hosts James Bonding with Matt Gourley (and guests), a Nerdist Industries podcast where they discuss James Bond movies.

Since October 2013, Mira has been writing for the Chris Hardwick hosted @midnight on Comedy Central.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–2013 Attack of the Show! Himself - Gadget Pr0n / Himself - Host / Segment Producer 65 episodes
2013 The Nerdist Himself (Host) / Senior Segment Producer / Head Writer 18 episodes
2013–2014 @midnight Writer 19 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leijon, Eric (July 28, 2011). The dean of dweebs. Montreal Mirror
  2. ^ Burrows, Leah (April 8, 2011). Chris Hardwick singles out his nerdiness. Boston Herald
  3. ^ Hardwick, Chris (March 18, 2011). "Nerdist Episode 70". nerdist.com. 
  4. ^ http://transcriptvids.com/v/5iyzxHuzoV4.html
  5. ^ Hardwick, Chris (February 11, 2011). "Nerdist Episode 60". nerdist.com. 
  6. ^ "Zvents Performers: Matt Mira". 
  7. ^ Hardwick, Chris (February 8, 2010). "The Nerdist Podcast: Now A Thing!". nerdist.com. 
  8. ^ Adams, Erik; Heisler, Steve; Hyden, Steven; Koski, Genevieve; Phipps, Keith; Robinson, Tasha; Ryan, Kyle; Tobias, Scott (December 29, 2010). "The Best Podcasts of 2010". The A.V. Club. 
  9. ^ Aukerman, Scott. "Earwolf guest: Matt Mira". Earwolf. 
  10. ^ Benson, Doug (August 24, 2011). Zach Galifianakis, Nick Swardson, Marc Maron and Matt Mira guest Doug Loves Movies.
  11. ^ "Matt Mira & Thomas Lennon present ONESTAR". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. 
  12. ^ Hardwick, Chris. "Matt Mira's Day Off: Warning: The Following Item Is an Open Mic". LA Weekly. 
  13. ^ Wicks, Kevin (May 23, 2011). Anglophenia: Chris Hardwick to host "Ministry of Laughs" and Nerdist pilot for BBC America. BBC America
  14. ^ Hardwick, Chris. "Nerdist Podcast #112". 
  15. ^ "Mira Co-Host AoTS". 
  16. ^ "Mira writes on @Midnight". 

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