Hailing from Estonia and just returned from a year in Vancouver, Canada, Ari Matti Mustonen has a bright future ahead of him. With enough on stage energy to power a small town and punchlines to match, Ari has been enthralling audiences around the world with stories about life growing up in Eastern Europe. Ari Matti Mustonen is the most Finnish sounding name ever (you do know what Finnish names sound like right?) but he’s a homegrown Estonian. Ari has an effortless charm (ok it takes some effort) while being unafraid to put forward his point of view.
Ari has recently returned from a year in Vancouver, Canada where he worked as a feature act and headliner for Yuk Yuks and The Comedy Mix. As a highlight of his time, he self promoted and performed his hour “Imported Goods” at the Rio Theater in Vancouver, selling 350 seats.
In his career, Ari has spent time in Australia, becoming a regular in Melbourne and around the country. Throughout Asia he has performed at the Bangkok Comedy Club, Bangkok Hilarious, Crackhouse Kuala Lumpur, LOL Comedy, Takeout Comedy among others. He has opened for Chris Franklin, Al De Bene, Rizal Van Geyzel, Jim Brewsky, Lawrence Mooney.
Ari’s other passion is martial arts, he has become a figure in the local MMA community in Estonia and has commentated numerous International pay per view fights.
“Great comedy wit. Internationally appealing” – CHRIS FRANKLIN
“Ari is a great stand up! He has an enviable fearlessness. He’s going to go on to make many many people laugh all over the world.” – GLENN WOOL
- 2016 Laugh Factory competition
- 2016 Comedy Conference in London
- Häppening news article
- Raadio 2, Agenda
- Raadio 2, Jon Mikiveri Show
- BFM radio in Kuala Lumpur
- That Comedy Podcast in Melbourne
- Podcast of the year 2017
- Estonian bio
Ari Matti on the web
Ari Matti at The Comedy Mix in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A feature on Ari Matti from “Pealtnägija” (It’s an Estonian “60 Minutes”)