Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Matt Davis has gone on to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, Sketch Fest in San Francisco, KLICfest in Malaysia, UICF in Utrecht, Netherlands, the Bengaluru Comedy Festival in India, the Top of the World Comedy Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe World in Perth, Australia, and others.
In addition to 20+ years of performing, his comedic short films have been featured in collectives at the Film Dayton festival, the LYAO comedy festival, and the Cincinnati Film Festival.
In 2015 Matt launched the World in Jest project to embody the belief that real and imagined borders can be crossed when people prioritize communities of shared interest. By connecting with communities of performing artists across the globe, the project was able to produce over 100 performances across 30 countries in its 13 months; including many where he was the first international or U.S.-born artist to work with local scenes (Mongolia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Pakistan, and Bosnia-Herzegovina to name a few).
Having evidenced its hypothesis, the World in Jest project was closed, though Matt continued to tour internationally: first with his Hello Watchlist tour, and then his BadFamiliar tour (which he took to the Edinburgh Fringe for 50+ performances in the month). Matt Davis continues to work on a larger project and accompanying one hour show to embody his ethos more fully; of which BadFamiliar is the first step.