Matt Castellvi is a Chicago native comedian who has been performing worldwide for the past 15 years. He has trained at Second City, iO and CSz Theater in Chicago and performs regularly with The Musical Armando at iO and with Baby Wants Candy at Second City. Matt has headlined comedy festivals all over the world including The Miami Improv Festival, Big-Little Comedy Festival, Omaha Improv Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, Oslo Improv Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
When in Chicago, Matt is a stand-up regular at Zanies (Chicago, Rosemont, and St.Charles) Laugh Factory Chicago, Comedy Bar, The Comedy Shrine and was voted best stand-up in Chicago by the voters of the Chicago Reader 2019. Matt is currently the newest cast member with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam where he resides with his fiance and castmate Stacey Smith.
Matt is a vibrant teacher – with a lot of humor and knowledge about comedy, he learned the group new stuff about, how to use relationship of your own and the other character on stage and their emotions, as a tool to create comedy-moments. Matt created a fun ambiance and has a great deal of energy he spreads all over the room. Thanks!
-Cindy Pittens (CP IMPRO)
"Matt is a thoughtful and charismatic improv teacher that you need to learn from! He approaches his students with support, devotion and respect. He gives his students the ability to be themselves but guides them by giving honest feedback so students can continue to develop their improv skills. He promotes a safe, fun and collaborative environment that allows the class to bond and create great work. I wouldn't be the same improviser if it wasnt for Castellvi.
- MIke B, (CSz Theater Chicago)
Matt is easily one of the best teachers I’ve had. His passion, experience, and knowledge combined to give me a comprehensive and fun fun fun class that continues to serve me everyday. Cant recommend Matt as a teacher enough!
- Alex B. (CSz Theater Chicago)