Controversial TikTok comedian Matt Rife will make his return to Central New York for a special two-day engagement.


From his bio:

Matt Rife has exploded to become one of the biggest comedians in the world through his top performing Netflix special and his remarkable engagement on social media where he has amassed over 18 million followers, and more than 2 billion views globally. As one of the most buzzed about comedians in the business, Rife has been selling-out theaters and arenas around the globe.

Rife will be performing live at the Syracuse FunnyBone on Tuesday, March 26th, and Wednesday, March 27th, offering early and late shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on both days.


Comedian Matt Rife via Facebook
Comedian Matt Rife via Facebook

Rife was accused of some rather salacious activities earlier this month by an individual named Nima Yamini, which prompted Rife's legal team to leap into action against him. Yamini attempted to walk back those claims in a followup video, claiming it was meant as "satire."

(It should be noted that these claims appear to unsubstantiated and false.)

Still, Rife remains a polarizing figure in the world of comedy. Some members of his fanbase -- which consists largely of young women  -- were turned off by jokes made in his most recent Netflix special, Matt Rife: Natural Selection.

At one point in the special Rife makes a joke about domestic violence, recounting an event where he was served at a restaurant by a woman with a black eye. The punchline: "I feel like if she could cook, she wouldn't have that black eye."

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