Chris Mata is an award winning writer and comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. His writing has been recognized by Screen Craft, the Los Angeles Neo Noir Festival, and Cannes. His stand up has been showcased at many festivals across the country and on Comedy Central.
He’s appeared on multiple stand-up comedy shows, has written and directed shorts for Comedy Central, and was a contributing writer for The HuffingtonPost’s comedy site (no longer a thing). He’s also performed internationally for the US soldiers in South Korea, Japan and the Netherlands.
Originally from San Antonio, TX, Chris spent his formative years training different styles of martial arts. After earning a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, he trained jiu-jitsu extensively at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Muay Thai Kickboxing with Peter Cunningham.
Chris is the father of two boys and spends his time writing and performing stand-up around the country and at local comedy clubs in Los Angeles.
The San Antonio Current called Chris “funny – like wicked funny” and described his jokes as “sharp and well crafted.” The Current went on, “It’s almost a crime that a guy who can beat you down physically also has the rapier wit to destroy audiences verbally.”
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