About Matt Kirshen

Comedic Co-Host

London-born Matt Kirshen is a comedian, writer, podcaster, former mathematics student, and, when he can make it to New York, one of the co-hosts of StarTalk Radio, StarTalk All-Stars, and StarTalk TV.

Starting his comedy career in the UK, after scraping through a mathematics degree, he first became known to American audiences as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room on Showtime, and The Nerdist.

He is currently a writer for The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central, for which he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award, and also wrote for, and appeared on How To Build… Everything on the Science channel.

His debut CD, “I Guess We’ll Never Know” was named in Laughspin Magazine’s top 10 albums of the year and his hit appearance at Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette’s round up of their best jokes of the fest.

He hosts a weekly comedy and science podcast called Probably Science featuring a mix of comedians and scientists breaking down the week’s science news. StarTalk fans may wish to start with Episode 249 – Neil deGrasse Tyson.