Matt Kirshen

Matt Kirshen is a British comedian. Kirshen has performed around the world, including Singapore, Dubai, Netherlands, Germany, and France. In 2007, he enjoyed a successful run in NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Guest Appearances

September 30, 2019

Get Rich Nick heads to the bar this week as the Nicks attempt to make money by winning their local trivia night. First they interview Matt Kirshen (fellow comedian and host of the podcast Probably Science) about the ins and outs of trivia here in the states as well as across the pond. Matt then takes the Nicks to 33 Taps in Los Angeles as they attempt to finally make some money using their brains.

Listen to Matt Kirshen’s podcast PROBABLY SCIENCE here –

June 17, 2018

Are you 100% sure you exist? Good news: we’re sure. But here’s a few TERRIFYING headlines saying otherwise: “The universe shouldn’t exist, according to science.” (New York Post) “The universe shouldn’t exist, scientists say after finding bizarre behaviour of anti-matter” (The Independent) “Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude.” (Cosmos Magazine) You might see those statements and think they sound increasingly convincing. First it was scientists saying stuff, then they brought anti-matter into it, and then holy cow here comes CERN. What a big official-looking acronym! 

All those stories spring from one study, which Physics Today and Gizmodo covered in a professional way. The study explained a huge leap forward in how we measure antiproton magnetic movement. One press release about it contained a borderline joke about the universe. And from there, all hell broke loose. Specifically, the same hell that keeps happening with discovery after discovery.

On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Matt Kirshen (The Jim Jefferies Show) and Andy Wood (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) of “Probably Science” to plumb the depths of Internet science reporting. They’ll explore the food chain of scientists, universities, PR people, clickbait farms, and straight-up liars who turn good science into confusing Facebook junk. They’ll rolodex tales of alien octopuses, brown pandas, new Earths, and other actually-awesome things you’ve been lied to about. And they’ll send you out into the world with science literacy tools that will make your brain happier and your life a whole lot easier.


July 24, 2017

If sci-fi movies have taught you one thing about species with queen-based social hierarchies, it’s that you should always kill the queen. Same goes for insects right? Kill the queen and the ant hill or bee’s nest goes away. Sounds good, unless you’re dealing with Argentine ants, who have about 300 queens for every 1,000 worker ants. 

How do you kill them? 

You don’t.

Where do they live? Probably Argentina, right? 

Wrong, they’ve taken over just about every continent other than Antarctica. So good luck with your new insect overlords.

On this week’s podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked’s Katie Goldin and Daniel O’Brien, as well as comedians Joey Clift, Caitlin Gill and Matt Kirshen to discuss ants, crows, cats, immortal jellyfish and 7 other species whose crazy abilities will allow them to take over the world once us humans are gone.

East Coast! The Cracked Podcast is coming to you! The Cracked Podcast will be a part of the Now Hear This podcast festival in New York, taking place September 8th-10th. For $20 off your ticket, head to and enter code ‘CRACKED’ at checkout.

West Coast! Pack an extra life, some elixirs and a poke ball. The next live Cracked Podcast is Saturday, August 12th at 7pm at the UCB Sunset Theatre in Los Angeles. Alex Schmidt asks Michael Swaim, Adam Ganser, Monika Scott, Mike Drucker and Brodie Reed, “what is the best video game universe to live in?” Tickets are $7 and available here:

Guys. Gals. Aliens. Did you miss the premiere of Cracked’s newest podcast, Cracked Movie Club? Don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to catch up. Hosts Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson feature a new director each month as they do a deep into four of the director’s films with jokes, insane behind-the-scene stories and crazy fan theories. And July is devoted to none other than Steven Spielberg.

Listen to their episode about Raiders of the Lost Ark here:

Listen to their episode about Jurassic Park here:

Listen to their episode about E.T. here:

And to hear the newest episode each and every Thursday, search for Cracked Movie Club in your podcast app of choice or click here to find it on Apple Podcasts:


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Article: The Atlantic: These Dolphins Are Using Sea Sponges As Tools:

Article: Wired: Clever Dolphins Use Shells To Catch Fish:

Article: BBC: The Dolphins That Kill Each Other’s Young:

Article: BBC News: Ant Mega-Colony Takes Over World:

Article: Cracked: 6 Animals That Kill Nature’s Scariest Creatures For Fun:

Article: Cracked: 5 Animals That Could Take Over The World (If They Wanted To):

Article: Cracked: 5 Animals Who Taught Themselves Eerily Human Skills:

Article: Cracked: The 6 Most Horrifying Abilities Animals Are Evolving:

Article: Cracked: 29 Animals You Didn’t Realize Were Evil Geniuses:

Article: Cracked: 5 Super-Adorable Animals That Can Kill The Hell Out Of You:

Video: Raccoon Tries To Eat Cotton Candy:

Website: Daptone Records:

October 12, 2016

Comedian Matt Kirshen joins Andrew this week to talk about the 2nd Presidential debate, Nigel Farage, using the c-word in the US vs. Britain, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

March 19, 2013

We have Anglo-Saxon energy invading the County as the hilarious Matt Kirshen stops by this week’s Sklarbro County! Matt chats about his time on Last Comic Standing, British comedy, and talks about how his dad tried to get him to become a 6 year old West Ham Football club hooligan. Dan Van Kirk then appears after being tailed to bring us some crazy stories such as; an Alabama man asking sheriffs to help him find his lost heroin, a drunk shoplifter yelling at Girl Scouts at a Walmart, and Florida mom calling 911 to scare her children. Plus, an absolutely crazy Dennis Rodman voicemail you don’t want to miss. Be sure to get your tickets to see Randy & Jason headline in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Improv on Saturday, March 23rd!