When Life Gives You Cancer... Make Cancerade
Doctor turned comedian Matt Iseman had life with a chronic disease under control. Rheumatoid Arthritis couldn’t keep him from touring the country as a stand up and winning an Emmy as a host of a home makeover show. Then, his health issues had a sequel... cancer. Matt tells the emotional story of dealing with the Big C, never losing his sense of humor while being reminded that the advice his Dad gave him when he left medicine was absolutely true: Life IS short, so do what makes you happy.
RA and Lessons From Ninja Warrior
Matt talks about his journey from Doctor to stand up comedian and the chronic disease that put him on the other side of the stethoscope and caused his body and his life to crumble around him. Being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis gave Matt the answer as to what was causing his health issues. It also taught him that, like every athlete on American Ninja Warrior, we all face obstacles, on the course and in life. Matt shares the lessons he’s learned from life and the ninjas.
Follow Your Dreams
Not many people would walk away from a career as a doctor to pursue a dream of being a stand up comedian. But, Doctor Matt Iseman did just that. He tells his story and the lessons he’s learned to inspire others that, no matter what you’re doing now, you can always pursue your dreams.
How to Become a Ninja Warrior... an Everyman’s Guide
As the host of the three-time Emmy Nominated American Ninja Warrior, Matt has seen firsthand the power of the show to inspire everyday people to transform their bodies and their lives to pursue an almost impossible goal. Matt shares the lessons for anyone to make changes in their lives and become a Ninja Warrior in whatever they do.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: During these times, Matt Iseman reminds us of important lessons
During normal times, MATT ISEMAN would arguably be the most dynamic speaker you could have – and want – at your event. His virtual programs during these times are no exception. He delivers. Matt's ongoing battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis transformed him into a strong supporter of the Arthritis Foundation and with energy and passion he moderated their virtual fundraiser, Survive and Thrive Celebrity Challenge. His battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma has also made him a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.
With the liveliness he brings to American Ninja Warrior, Matt stopped by IsoLateNight to discuss the future of the franchise. “Life is short, do what makes you happy.” That’s the advice that Matt Iseman got from his dad, a world- renowned physician, when Matt (an M.D. himself) quit medicine to pursue stand-up comedy. And those words still guide Matt today.
Be it his #MorningsWithMatt cooking sessions, or his Warrior Wednesdays interviews, during these times Matt reminds us of a few important lessons: 1) now is always a good time to inject a little fun into our lives, 2) people everywhere are doing extraordinary things — acknowledge them (acknowledge yourself), and 3) no crisis can break our spirit and will so long as we continue to move forward, putting one foot in front of the other, come what may. Heralded as "fantastic...energetic, kind, personable, and relatable" (BlueCross BlueShield), "Huge success with the audience." (Edwards Lifesciences), "His humor was smart, funny and fit the audience. I think he connected in a way no one else could … I would highly recommend him for business or medical events." (Feather River Hospital) Matt combines his winning sense of humor, unique experiences, and perspective as a doctor turned comic who also hosts a smash hit show. His dynamic remarks can cover everything from battling cancer, to overcoming obstacles, to the paramount importance of following your dreams.
“Life is short, do what makes you happy.” That’s the advice that Matt Iseman got from his dad-a world renowned physician-when Matt quit medicine to pursue stand up comedy. And those words still guide Matt today. He talks ninjas, tells jokes around the world and, in general, proves laughter is the best medicine.
Perhaps best known as the host of the four time Emmy nominated American Ninja Warrior and being named the newest Celebrity Apprentice, the Boston Globe has said of Matt, “The best part about American Ninja Warrior, hands down, is when bro-host Matt Iseman roars the show’s title.” He also helms the latest spinoff, American Ninja Warrior Junior, on Universal Kids (it’s their highest rated show ever) and he headed up the spinoff, ANW: Ninja vs Ninja on the USA Network. Matt hosted Evel Live and Evel Live 2 on History, the highest rated cable specials of 2018 and 2019 respectively and makes regular visits to the Today show.
His ongoing battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis transformed him into a strong supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, the charity he’s represented while winning Celebrity Apprentice. Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger considers him a celebrity. For his work over the past decade and a half, Matt was named the 2018 “Arthritis Warrior of the Year.” And his battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma has made him a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Matt was a regular on Hallmark’s Home & Family, sharing his medical expertise and his unique lifestyle tips. His hosting has already earned him an Emmy Award on Clean House. He also hosted Sports Soup on Versus and Scream Play on E!. In addition to having fun on Lip Sync Battle, Hollywood Game Night, and Ellen’s Game of Games, Matt has starred in countless commercials, numerous sitcoms and Transformers 2.