Matthew is a 1991 graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and has been clowning ever since. He appears regularly at corporate events, street festivals, fairs and picnics and in his stage shows. His work as a clown has taken him around the U.S. and as far as Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 1999 he has been proud to be performing at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, MD, first with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, and now with Healthy Humor, Inc.
For 6 years he toured with The Big Apple Circus sharing the role of Grandma with creator and International Clown Hall of Fame inductee Barry Lubin. For more information on Grandma, or the Big Apple Circus, please visit www.bigapplecircus.org.
Matthew is also a founding member of Clown Cabaret. Founded in 2010 with DC performers Karen Beriss and Rich Potter, Clown Cabaret is a monthly performance laboratory that gives clowns an opportunity to try new material in a supportive and fun spot with a great audience. Variety performers can showcase new material and develop old material and, most importantly, play. For more information about their shows, find them on Facebook and Twitter.