Matt Walsh on The Road to Hollywood, His secular wedding, And More

May 30, 2019

On this week’s episode of Point of Inquiry, Jim Underdown speaks with longtime friend, actor, writer, and comedian, Matt Walsh. This episode may be different from what you’re used to as we take a break from examining science, culture, and religion and instead give you the chance to get to know one of Point of Inquiry’s new hosts.

Mr Saigon
Matt Walsh and Jim Underdown from the show Mr. Saigon circa 1990

Underdown has been close friends with Matt Walsh for over 30 years. Many may know Walsh from his role as Mike McLintock on the show Veep, which recently aired its series finale. The two grew up in Chicago where they both performed improv comedy before Walsh went on to form the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York City along with members Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, and Ian Roberts. The conversation explores their lives growing up in Chicago and the various stages in Walsh’s life as an actor and comedian.

Walsh has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and has toured the country performing. He also is involved with various charities and socially impactful causes like The Awesome Foundation and Defy Ventures, which aims to end mass incarceration and the recidivism rate.

You can find Walsh on Twitter: @mrmattwalsh

New music heard on this episode

“Paper Feather” by Blue Dot Sessions / CC BY-NC 4.0

“Building the Sled” by Blue Dot Sessions / CC BY-NC 4.0

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