Matt Mira

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Matt Mira
Matt Mira, July 2015 - San Diego Comic-Con cropped.JPG
Mira in July 2015, San Diego Comic-Con
Birth name Matthew Paul Mira
Born (1983-08-05) August 5, 1983 (age 32)
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Medium Stand-up, Podcasting
Nationality American
Years active Since 2008
Spouse Doree Shafrir (m. 2015)
Notable works and roles Co-Host of The Nerdist Podcast, Co-Host of FEaB, Correspondent for "Gadget Pr0n" on G4s Attack of the Show, Writer for @midnight

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

Life and career[edit]

Mira was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts on August 5, 1983 and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is the youngest of four children. His parents are John and Mary Mira. He has two older sisters Kimberly and Julie, and an older brother John. He was raised Catholic, 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.

From 2008 to 2010, while working as an Apple Genius, Mira produced the podcast Comedy and Everything Else featuring Todd Glass and Jimmy Dore.[3] Since February 2010, Mira has co-hosted The Nerdist Podcast, with Jonah Ray and Chris Hardwick.[4] The podcast was named one of 2010's best by The A.V. Club.[5] Mira has appeared as a guest on several other podcasts, including Sklarbro Country[6] and Doug Loves Movies.[7] 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."[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] Mira announced on The Nerdist Podcast that he had accepted a job as the new gadget producer on G4's Attack of the Show.[11] 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.[12]

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

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.[13]

On June 19, 2015, Kevin Smith announced via Facebook that he and Mira "will provide a commentary track for every single episode of Frasier" on a new podcast entitled Talk Salad & Scrambled Eggs - Frasier Reconsidered w/ Matt Mira & Kevin Smith.[14]



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
2013–2015 @midnight Writer 26 episodes


  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. ^ "Zvents Performers: Matt Mira". 
  4. ^ Hardwick, Chris (February 8, 2010). "The Nerdist Podcast: Now A Thing!". 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Aukerman, Scott. "Earwolf guest: Matt Mira". Earwolf. 
  7. ^ Benson, Doug (August 24, 2011). Zach Galifianakis, Nick Swardson, Marc Maron and Matt Mira guest Doug Loves Movies.
  8. ^ "Matt Mira & Thomas Lennon present ONESTAR". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. 
  9. ^ Hardwick, Chris. "Matt Mira's Day Off: Warning: The Following Item Is an Open Mic". LA Weekly. 
  10. ^ Wicks, Kevin (May 23, 2011). Anglophenia: Chris Hardwick to host "Ministry of Laughs" and Nerdist pilot for BBC America. BBC America
  11. ^ Hardwick, Chris. "Nerdist Podcast #112". 
  12. ^ "Mira Co-Host AoTS". 
  13. ^ "Mira writes on @Midnight". 
  14. ^ "Kevin Smith NEW PODCAST! @mattmira & I will provide a commentary track for every single episode of FRASIER on TALK SALAD & SCRAMBLED EGGS!". 

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