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Comedian Matt Rife, who has over 14 million TikTok followers, is bringing his 'ProbleMATTic World Tour' to Milwaukee

By Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,


If you haven't heard the name "Matt Rife" yet, you will.

The 27-year-old comedian and actor, who grew up in Ohio, has amassed more than 14.4 million followers on TikTok and 4 million on Instagram, as well as 1 million YouTube subscribers.

Some of the things he's known for: The way he converses with (read as: roasts) audience members and fans. His quick wit. And for being pretty darn edgy — some might say "probleMATTic" — while maintaining his Midwestern charm.

Oh, and his appearance is worth a mention, too (see pic above).

On Monday, Rife announced that he would be embarking on a two-year tour, called the "ProbleMATTic World Tour," which includes two shows in Milwaukee. The 115-date tour will be stopping at more than 100 locations throughout North America, Australia and Europe, a USA Today report said.

Rife's Brew City shows will both be at The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Feb. 7.

Tickets for the Milwaukee shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Riverside's website. Attendees must be at least 21, the website noted.

The tour's presale began at 10 a.m. Tuesday. And apparently, it was like Taylor Swift's "Eras Tour" all over again.

From long hours spent in the queue to inflated prices, thousands of tweets voiced their experience of trying to purchase tickets, mirroring the complaints shared during other messy Ticketmaster pre-sales in recent months, according to a USA Today report.

In 2019, Rife competed on NBC’s comedy competition “Bring the Funny.” He's released two comedy specials on YouTube: "Only Fans" and "Matthew Steven Rife."

He's also appeared on "Wild 'N Out," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," among other shows and movies. According to his IMDB page, he's in several projects that are in post-production.

USA Today contributed to this report.

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