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Matt Bearden
The Austin comedian on his influences, why he's not in L.A., and Red River hipsters
"...a Depression-era tent revival, they had stumbled upon comedian Matt Bearden's commanding Fun Fun Fun Fest set shortly before..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Bye-Bye, Bearden – Hello, Mac & Joe!
Cap City Comedy's PUNCH! showcase goes ALL'S WELL as of … now.
"...Matt Bearden has been running the Tuesday night PUNCH! showcase..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Keeping It Bearden
"...Stand-up comedian Matt Bearden was the headliner on the night (June 23)..."

July 10, 2009 Arts Feature

Guaranteed gags
Matt Bearden on what jokes you'll hear at Moontower and why he's not all a-Twitter
"...Matt Bearden. Funniest Person in Austin contest winner in 2002...."

April 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Running the Funny
Club manager Margie Coyle has kept the laughter going for 20 years
"...more recently nurtured and promoted Martha Kelly, Jimmie Roulette, Matt Bearden, and other talented locals. The place, anchoring its..."

July 10, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

100 Proof Comedy: Shot down stand-up
Four of Austin's funniest comics have created a new showcase in which the hook is the comics doing what the audience does, i.e., taking a belt, knocking one back, hitting the sauce
"...part of the show. When professional funnymen JR Brow, Matt Bearden, Doug Mellard, and Matt Sadler decided to join..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Air Head
KLBJ-FM shock jock Dale Dudley matures?
"..."Any minute Matt will walk in, all ready to go," Dudley comments..."

May 4, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...a 10-foot-tall can of hair spray." – Wayne Alan Brenner Matt Bearden..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wrong Numbers
"...Directed by: Alex Holdridge. Starring: Scoot McNairy, Kierstin Cunnington, Matt Pulliam and Matt Bearden. The humble brewski, a simple..."

June 7, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Top 9 Funny Ha-Ha 2009 Notables (In No Order)
The things that kept us laughing through the Great Recession of Aught Nine

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Bad Dog's Good Deeds
Contrary to its name, the new Bad Dog Comedy Theater isn't a mean spoiler on Austin's comedy scene. It's about bringing things together, like improv / sketch comedy and stand-up, two veins of comedy that are almost always separate.
"...Anna Bartkowski (who is also Pruter's girlfriend), PR man Matt Bearden, and bar manager Matt Sadler. Bartkowski's family was..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature

BS3 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
"...MC: Matt Sadler..."

April 17, 1998 Arts Feature

Booker & Ronen Say Howdy-Do!
Or something analogous, anyway, this very weekend
"...sure you see _________" … Who would that be? "Matt Bearden," says Im, after a moment's hesitation. "And definitely..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Velveeta Room's Head Cheese
Pat Dean takes over the venue that’s redefining what a “comedy club” can be
"...Austin's Nineties comedy boom – which produced folks like Matt Bearden, Martha Kelly, J.R. Brow, and DiGiorgio himself –..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

Moontower Comedy 2018: More Comics Named
On, Ryan! On, Preacher! On, Colin! On, Ali! On 39 more jokers!
"...a host of familiar funny folk, including Austin's own Matt Bearden, Kurt Braunohler, Judah Friedlander, Dana Gould, Emily Heller,..."

Dec. 5, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower Lowdown
"...number of his old stand-up pals from the ATX: Matt Bearden, JR Brow, Tom Hester, John O'Connell, Nancy Reed,..."

April 17, 2015 Arts Feature

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
"...our largest comedy fest, Out of Bounds. But no matter how deeply stand-up may be appreciated by other local..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
The lady behind the big Texas ladies, art shake-ups, and what to do, what to do
"...the Gang. The show will be hosted by funnyman Matt Bearden. Tickets are $10 in advance through Transmission Entertainment..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Ups and Downs of Comedy
Hanging with the stand-ups for a look into the life
"...die, because Homer wants to keep the show no matter what. It's the only place, beside the other two..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Culture Flash!
Acting great Charles Dutton closes out BAM, and Cap City holds a comedy caucus
"...their election on next week with Comedy Caucus 2008. Matt Bearden hosts the evening of political humor by local..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Moontower 6: More Headliners
Jay Pharaoh, Chris Hardwick, Morgan Murphy join 2017 lineup
"...created and produced by Jamie Foxx; • world-class complainer Matt Bellassai, creator of the hit BuzzFeed web series Whine..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Comedy, This Month!
Who brings laughs to Austin stages in the next few weeks?
"...Punch showcase at Cap City Comedy Club, because that Matt Bearden-hosted gig invariably sells out by the time our..."

Jan. 29, 2018 Arts Post

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Showcases
Laughs on the regular
"...If reliability matters as much to you as laughing hard, the smart..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

SXSW Comedy: Doug Loves Movies
More high times talking cinema with Benson and friends
"...for 30 Rock), Brooks Wheelan (of Saturday Night Live), Matt Bearden (Funniest Person in Austin winner), and John Erler..."

March 22, 2015 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Moontower, Day 3: IFC Screening of 'Maron'
The comic's new cable show digs into what makes Marc Maron tick?
"...when the post-screening discussion is moderated by Austin comic Matt Bearden, who played well off of Maron, and brought..."

April 27, 2013 Arts Post by Dan Solomon

Moontower Comedy 2018: Full Lineup, Schedule
Amanda Seales, Dulcé Sloan, Ted Leo late additions to fun
"...represents with a small army of local mirth makers: Matt Bearden, Mac Blake, Aaron Brooks, Zac Brooks, Chris Cubas,..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower 6: First Comics Announced
Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May lead list of 50 acts
"...& Oddity Festival Early Lineup: Ian Abramson Kyle Ayers Matt Bearden Guy Branum Bryan Callen Michelle Collins Barry Crimmins..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum's purple reign hits Austin
"...includes such local favories as Chris Cubas, Chris Trew, Matt Bearden, Lashonda Lester, Mac Blake, Maggie Maye, Matt Sadler,..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Cindy & Friends
"...a pack of leading lights from the stand-up scene: Matt Bearden, JR Brow, Nancy Reed, and Matt Sadler. And..."

April 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

For Your Consideration ...
Austin Film festival preview
"...W: Alex Holdridge and Sam Merrick/D: Holdridge; with Matt Bearden, Scoot McNairy, Matt Pulliam, Kjerstin Cunnington. (75 min.,..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Feature

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