Braunger has been featured at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal 2007, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival 2007, South By Southwest, and won “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen. He co-founded the popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival that takes place annually in Portland. His debut stand-up comedy album ‘Soak up The Night’ was released digitally on July 14, 2009 on Comedy Central Records. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list. ‘Soak up the Night’ was named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009. In 2010, he recorded his half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in 2012 his hour-long special, Shovel Fighter, aired on Comedy Central. He released his third comedy album Big Dumb Animal in 2015 along with a special aired on Netflix. Matt released a fourth album and third hour long special Finally Live in Portland in 2019, the special now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Matt’s television credits include Mad TV, Up All Night, Marvel’s Agent Carter, The Michael J. Fox Show, BoJack Horseman, Happy Endings, Blue Mountain State, Maron, The New VIPs, Disjointed, Take My Wife, Man with a Plan, Fuller House, Superstore; and various roles on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live at Gotham. He also was regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. His most popular roles are the judgmental Gene Martin on Up All Night and the annoying Dr. Samberly on Marvel’s Agent Carter. He will next be seen on Amazon’s Upload, created by Greg Daniels (The Office), playing the role of Brad.
Braunger has performed his stand-up act on television programs, such as his Comedy Central Presents special that aired on April 9, 2010.
Braunger joined the cast of MADtv in 2008 as a feature performer, during the show’s final season on FOX (14th season; 2008–2009). Despite the short tenure (often not appearing in episodes), Braunger had a recurring character (Careco, one of Coach Hines’ troublemaking students), a sizeable number of celebrity impressions, his most popular including Nick Jonas (with Eric Price and Johnny A. Sanchez as the other two Jonas brothers), Charlie Sheen, Jimmy Kimmel, William Shatner, William Frawley (as Fred Mertz in an I Love Lucy parody), and J.D. Power of J.D. Power and Associates, and a popular one-shot character, Roger Stuart, a field news reporter trying to act professional during a report on the economy despite being drunk.