Forum: From Buhl to Blue Man
Friday, May 17th, 2019, 11:45 am-1:15 pm
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Joe Golden , Matt Ramsey
The City Club of Boise is delighted to host Matt Ramsey, an Idaho native who has been a member Blue Man Group in New York for 16 years. His partner on the stage is Joe Golden, former Green Show performer at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (ISF). The two met when they were both performers at ISF and have been friends and co-conspirators ever since. There will be lots of laughs and a lively discussion of their Art, transitioning one’s career from small town Idaho to an internationally famous franchise where performers deliver their message without words and probably a zillion other things that we can’t predict! Be there or be square.


If you haven’t ever heard of the Blue Man Group, here’s a YouTube page for Blue Man Group, with many videos of performances and video shorts:



$20 City Club Member price

$27 Non-member price

$10 Listen Only price

$350 per Table of ten ppl



Audio Recording




Speaker Biography:


Performer, Director, Trainer at Blue Man Group Matt has been a Blue Man since 2000 and has performed in the New York, Boston, Chicago, Berlin and the Megastar Tour casts. He has worn many hats within the company, including associate director of live performances, Blue Man trainer and creative lead.


Matt has made numerous television appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, and The Today Show. Throughout his Blue Man career, he has participated in countless print, web and television promotional campaigns. His voice-over work is featured in many of Blue Man Group’s web spots as well as live productions, and he can be heard playing on the new Blue Man Group album, Three.


Matt’s work with the company has taken him to Argentina, Australia, China and France, and he has had some truly unique experiences including being featured on the Blue Man Swatch watch, throwing out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, and playing a Stormtrooper in the Blue Man Casting mockumentary.


Favorite roles by Matt outside of Blue Man Group include Moe in Tapping The Sole, The Scrivener in Blue Demon, Touchstone in As You Like It, Achilles in Troilus & Cressida, Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Leo in the musical Marty, which starred John C. Reilly. He's performed in theaters around the country, including The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theater, Stoneham Theater, The Huntington Theater, The Kennedy Center, and the famous comedy club Caroline’s On Broadway.


Recently, Matt has begun work as a creative consultant, speaker and teacher focusing on audience engagement and connectivity.


Matt was born and raised in Idaho and is a proud C of I graduate.


Special Thanks to our Forum Sponsors: The College of Idaho and Republic Services .


City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, Idaho Humanities Council. The 2019 Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by AARP of Idaho, Echelon Group, Micron, and St. Luke's Health Systems. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Boise State Public Radio, 670 KBOI, Idaho Public Television, Idaho Statesman, and Peppershock Media.


Chair: Co-Chairs: Hollis Brookover and Julia Rundberg
Moderator: Nicole Pantera