The son of a truck driver and a school teacher, Mat Alano-Martin displays his roots with a comedic style that is both book smart and blue collar at the same time. For the past four years he has toured nationwide, logging in over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, theaters, corporate events, casinos, colleges, punk rock dives, redneck roadhouses, living rooms and everywhere in between.
"Throughout the event planning process, Mat was an excellent host. He was easy to work with leading up to the event with planning the script and getting to know our award recipients to create a great experience for them. During the event, he understood exactly how to walk the line of being fun, engaging and hilarious while still remaining professional and keeping the event on track. Hire Mat for your event ASAP – you and your guests will love him!" - Kelsie Holt, Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.
"Mat twice served as emcee for PowerPoint Roulette, a charity fundraiser hosted by local business advocacy organization Local First Bloomington. Mat willingly served as our guinea pig, deftly demonstrating for other participants how the event - which involves giving PowerPoint presentations that participants have never seen before - works. In addition to being funny, keeping the show moving, and just being an easy guy to work with, Mat handled hiccups like a pro. In our first year, when we forgot - seriously, forgot - to arrange for a sound system, Mat rolled with it and made it work." - Jacqui Bauer, City of Bloomington
Alano-Martin has appeared on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show, Laughs on Fox TV and at several festivals including: The Black Box Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Gilda's LaughFest, Green Gravel Comedy Festival, The Indy Fringe Festival, Laugh in a Box Festival, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival and The World Series of Comedy.
In November of 2014 On Tour Records released Alano-Martin's debut album, "Profiled As Such" which debuted the Top 10 of iTunes Comedy Charts and is regular rotation on Sirius/XM. His work has also been featured in the Frank & Funny line of greeting cards.