Mat Thornburg's mind is a whimsical machine and the giant purple gears are constantly turning everyday items into coffee table conversation pieces. It's a process where knitting becomes a crime and you'll go hunting for candy on rough seas. Mat is a Mason, OH native and has been making people laugh with his stand-up comedy since 2004. Citing his comedic influences from Mitch Hedberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan, Mat has molded his own unique brand of quirky, clean and intelligent humor.
In 2008, Mat placed 2nd in Go Bananas' Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest. He has opened for John Heffron, Nick Thune and Hannibal Burress and has performed at The Dayton Funny Bone, The Newport Funny Bone, Wiley's Comedy Niteclub, Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, Southgate House and Go Bananas.