Bio

Mat Alano-Martin comes to comedy from the world of rock and roll, where he spent 10 years touring North America as a member of several unknown bands and as a tour manager for much more successful, well known bands. With a comedic style that bridges the social and political views of his indie-rock background with the attitude and sensibilities of his rural and blue collar youth, Alano-Martin has appeared at comedy clubs, theaters, punk rock dives, redneck roadhouses, casinos, colleges, living rooms and everywhere in between.

Alano-Martin’s debut album “Profiled as Such” can be heard on the Sirius/XM Raw Dog comedy channel and he has appeared on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. He has worked with such notable acts as Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron and has performed at several festivals and prominent showcases across the country including:

– Bird City Comedy Festival – Phoenix, AZ
– The Black Box Comedy Festival – Atlanta, GA
– Cleveland Comedy Festival – Cleveland, OH
– Comcast’s “Look Who’s Laughing Now” – Indianpolis, IN
– Comedians You Should Know – Chicago, IL
– Fresh Out – Los Angeles, CA
– Gilda’s LaughFest – Grand Rapids, MI
– Green Gravel Comedy Festival – Iowa City, IA
– Hopkins Comedy Festival – Hopkins, MN
– Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen – Los Angeles, CA
– If You Build It – New York, NY
– The Indy Fringe Festival – Indianapolis, IN
– Laugh in a Box Festival – Cincinnati, OH
– Laughing Devil Comedy Festival – New York City, NY
– Laughing Skull Comedy Festival – Atlanta, GA
– Let’s Fest – Fort Wayne, IN
– Limestone Comedy Festival – Bloomington, IN
– Live From Outer Space – New York, NY
– Milwaukee Comedy Festival – Milwaukee, WI
– Parlour Car – Chicago, IL
– Pittsburgh Comedy Festival – Pittsburgh, PA
– Red Clay Comedy Festival – Atlanta, GA
– Sacramento Comedy Festival – Sacramento, CA
– The World Series of Comedy – Chicago, IL

He is also the co-founder of the Limestone Comedy Festival and the host of the Strangers On This Road podcast, although he hasn’t put up a new episode in a few years so maybe former host is a better title. His jokes have also been used for the Frank and Funny greeting card line.

He has worked for Funny Business Agency, Comedy Zone, Tribble Run and at the following clubs:

– Loony Bin – Little Rock, AR
– The Grove – Rogers, AR
– Gregory’s Comedy Club – Cocoa Beach, FL
– Funny Bone – Des Moines, IA
– The Comedy Shrine – Aurora, IL
– Laugh House – Bloomington, IL
– The Laugh Factory – Chicago, IL
– The WIP Theater – Chicago, IL
– The Main Hangar – Decatur, IL
– The Comedy Attic – Bloomington, IN
– Cracker’s – Indianapolis, IN
– Morty’s Comedy Joint – Indianapolis, IN
– Wisecracker’s – Merrillville, IN
– The Drop – South Bend, IN
– The Laughing Derby – Louisville, KY
– Dr. Grin’s – Grand Rapids, MI
– Connxtions – Lansing, MI
– Joey’s Comedy Club – Livonia, MI
– Comedy Underground – Minneapolis, MN
– Goonie’s Comedy Club – Rochester, MN
– Blue Room Comedy Club – Springfield, MO
– Laughing Gas Comedy Club – Winston-Salem, NC
– Level 2 Comedy Club – Fargo, ND
– Go Bananas – Cincinnati, OH
– Hilarities – Cleveland, OH
– Funny Bone – Columbus, OH
– Wiley’s – Dayton, OH
– Connxtions – Toledo, OH
– Laffs, Inc – Toledo, OH
– Loony Bin – Oklahoma City, OK
– 2nd Street Comedy Club – Harrisburg, PA
– Carolina Comedy Club – Myrtle Beach, SC
– Wacko Comedy Club – Sioux Falls, SD
– Vaudeville Cafe – Chattanooga, TN
– Comedy Zone – Johnson City, TN
– The Improv – Dallas, TX
– Joker’s Comedy Club – Richland, WA
– Comedy Club on State – Madison, WI
– The Comedy Cafe – Milwaukee, WI
– Koo Coo’s Comedy Club – Schofield, WI
– Comedy Zone – Charleston, WV

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