Matt Rife Sets Netflix Comedy Special ‘Natural Selection’

Matt Rife has set a new comedy special at Netflix. Titled “Natural Selection,” the hour-long stand-up set will premiere later in 2023.

Per the logline, the special sees Rife “leave no topic untouched — from crystals to social media trolls — and no audience member spared.”

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“Natural Selection” will be taped at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C on Sept. 22 and 23 as a part of Rife’s “ProbleMattic World Tour.” The special is executive produced by Rife and Christina Shams, and hails from Irony Point, the production company behind comedy titles such as “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “That Damn Michael Che.”

Rife rose to prominence as a comedian thanks to viral social media content, particularly on TikTok, where he is the platform’s most watched comedian. Additionally, before “Natural Selection,” he self-produced and distributed three comedy specials via YouTube: “Only Fans,” “Matthew Steven Rife” and “Walking Red Flag.” The ProbleMattic Tour, which is operated by Live Nation, is sold out and running for more than 260 dates.

Rife made his television debut on MTV’s “Wild ‘n Out,” on which he was the youngest cast member ever. After four seasons on the Nick Cannon-hosted unscripted comedy series, he appeared in other MTV properties including “The Challenge” and the “TRL” reboot, which he hosted. He has also appeared in episodes of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “North of the 10.”

Along with Shams via Avesta Entertainment, Rife is repped by CAA, Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan and R&CPMK.

See a photo of Netflix’s announcement of Rife’s special above.

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