Matt Iseman is best known as a host of the sports entertainment competition, American Ninja Warrior. He first started his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian and later went on to host shows. 

Iseman was actually a practicing MD before he took the stage to make people laugh. He even used his education to his advantage by making jokes about being a doctor in his early days in the industry. Although he initially planned to do stand-up for only one year, he fell in love with the stage and hasn’t looked back ever since. 

Now we can see the doctor comedian making jokes about medical marijuana and enjoying a prolific career thanks to his education— a factor that also helps him stand out from the others. 

Matt Iseman Was Initially A Doctor

Iseman narrates a humorous take on the story behind his transition from being a doctor to a stand-up comedian. According to Iseman in the Now Brian Copeland show, he was a bright student who loved intellectual challenges. This is what made him pursue his MBBS from Princeton University initially.

He later became a licensed doctor with a degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then served as an on-call physician at the University of Colorado alongside his father, who was employed in the same hospital as a medical professor.

Having done a few stand up gigs in his college days, he thought he would give that a shot. Iseman revealed he decided to take a year off from his medical career and try his luck with comedy to clear his mind and see where he ends up at the end of the year.

Iseman Broke The News To Parents In His Favourite Chinese Restaurant

The doctor cum comedian also narrates how he broke the news of his career change to his parents.  

Iseman decided that the best place to break the news to his parents would be in his favorite Chinese restaurant. So, he took them out to dinner, sat them down, and told them head-on that medicine was not what he had expected, due to which he was going to take a year off and tell jokes.

The American Ninja Warrior host his parents were incredibly supportive of his decision with his father, specifically stating, “Life is short. Do what makes you happy.” 

What Is Matt Iseman’s Networth?

Now, more than a decade later, it looks like the good doctor made the right call in believing that laughter was the best medicine. According to Celebritynetworth, Matt Iseman’s current estimated net worth stands at $2 million.

Iseman initially started his career with comedy skits based on his background as a doctor. This unique approach put him on the map, and he is now the host of four-time Emmy nominated American Ninja Warrior. 

The Boston Globe praised Iseman’s part in the show, stating, “The best part about American Ninja Warrior, hands down, is when bro-host Matt Iseman roars the show’s title.”

In addition to his hosting gig for ANW at NBC, he is also the host of American Ninja Warrior Junior, on Universal Kids. Under Iseman’s hosting, ANW Junior has gone on to become the highest-rated show in the channel’s history. The doctor turned comic has also been the winner of The New Celebrity Apprentice by NBC and has also hosted Evel Live on History Channel. 

Thanks to his zestful attitude, and openness to joke about his career, Matt Iseman has grown to become one of the most recognizable voices in America today.