Matt Rife is a American comedian, actor, and writer who is best known for doing his stand-up at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. From Season 7 to Season 9, he was a recurring cast member on the improv comedy show, Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2. Rife was also recently a co-host for the revival of the MTV show TRL, but did not return in 2018.


Born in Columbus, Ohio, being Known as the "Justin Bieber of Comedy". Rife started doing stand up since the age of 15, now at the age of 21; he has toured all over the country with some of the biggest names in comedy like DL Hughley, Ralphie May, Tommy Davidson, Dane Cook, and many more. He's also the youngest person ever to perform on BET's ComicView and also appeared on Gamers' Guide to Pretty Much Everything which aired on Disney XD. Rife was also a co-host for TRL on MTV until the end of 2017 and also starred as a contestant on The Challenge: Champs Vs Stars.


  • He was the youngest cast member on the show during his time on the show.
  • He has appeared in 5 episodes in Season 7, he has appeared in 10 episodes in Season 8, and 7 episodes in Season 9.
  • He discovered he wanted to be a comedian at the age of 14 after performing at a talent show for his school.
  • He was the only Caucasian cast member to be on the first and second Wild 'N Out Tour.
  • He found he got on the show while he was eating in a pizza place.
  • He is the first cast member from Ohio to join the show.
  • He previously dated English actress Kate Beckinsale.
  • He used to mention Nick Cannon in his stand up act before he joined the show.
  • He got backlash for some old offensive tweets he had on his Twitter account that were brought up by comedian Brandon Wardell.
  • He has done modeling for Chris Brown's clothing line "Black Pyramid".