The Open Mic Podcast with Brett Allan

Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior | Season 13 Updates and More

Episode Summary

Our guest is Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior! He gives us the exclusive scoop on Season 13 and so much more! We scooped the general press on this one! We also cover his career as a doctor, comedian and the overall drive he has and what has made him so successful, plus much more.

Episode Notes

Life is short, do what makes you happy.” That’s the advice that Matt got from his Dad-a world renowned physician-when Matt quit medicine to pursue stand up comedy. And those words still guide Matt today. He talks ninjas, tells jokes around the world and, in general, proves laughter is the best medicine.

 

Our guest is Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior! He gives us the exclusive scoop on Season 13 and so much more! We scooped the general press on this one! We also cover his career as a doctor, comedian and the overall drive he has and what has made him so successful, plus much more.  

Perhaps best known as the host of the FOUR TIME Emmy nominated “American Ninja Warrior” and being named the newest Celebrity Apprentice, the Boston Globe has said of Matt, “The best part about American Ninja Warrior, hands down, is when bro-host Matt Iseman roars the show’s title.” He also helms the latest spinoff, American Ninja Warrior Junior, on Universal Kids (it’s their highest rated show ever) and he headed up the spinoff, “ANW: Ninja vs Ninja” on the USA Network. Matt hosted Evel Live on History, the highest rated cable special of 2018 and makes regular visits to the Today Show. He also hosts Live Rescue on A&E following the life & death everyday heroics of First Responders.

His ongoing battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis transformed him into a strong supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, the charity he’s represented while winning Celebrity Apprentice. Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger considers him a celebrity. For his work over the past decade and a half, Matt was named the 2018 “Arthritis Warrior of the Year.” And his battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma has made him a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. He still serves as the Apprentice to the Boss, Arnold Schwarzenegger, hosting the Arnold Strongman Classic and helping him raise millions of dollars for the After School All Stars. Matt also supports the American Cancer Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and serves as an Ambassador for the Armed Services Arts Partnership.

Matt has been a Lip Sync Battle Champion, he’s crushed on Hollywood Game Night & Punchline and has been called “legendary” on 25 Words or Less.

Dr. Matt was a regular on Hallmark’s Home & Family, sharing his medical expertise and his unique lifestyle tips. His hosting has already earned him an Emmy Award on Clean House. He also hosted Sports Soup on Versus and Scream Play on E!. He’s starred in countless commercials, numerous sitcoms and Transformers 2.

Matt has made HERstory on RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, he became a Lip Sync Battle Champion, he’s crushed on Hollywood Game Night & Punchline and has been called “legendary” on 25 Words or Less.

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