Watch: "The Best Joke in the Entire World"

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“Truthfully, comedy is very hard,” comedian Matt Falk asserts in a clip from his new special. “Probably because the best joke in the entire world has already been written, and not by me.”

Watch Falk tell that joke:

The clip is from Unlit, a 40-minute special that came out last month. You can watch it for free at

Falk has kept busy in 2019. He’s appeared at comedy shows from coast to coast, and he released his third album, Nobody’s Happy With You, in May.

In July, the 30-year-old traveled to Colorado to shoot scenes for the upcoming spy comedy Sleeper Agent. The feature film stars Vancouver comedian Leland Klassen, who co-wrote the script.

Later that month, Falk performed a set at Shake: Rattled by the Radical, the nationwide youth gathering organized by Mennonite Church Saskatchewan and Mennonite Church Manitoba at Shekinah Retreat Centre near Waldheim, Sask.

Raised in Niverville, Man., Falk started performing stand-up at the age of 17. His act is clean, an approach to comedy that is informed by his faith.

“Other than my wife, my backing is Christ,” Falk told Canadian Mennonite in 2014. “He’s been the one who’s given us all the favours and opened all the doors, and brought us to the place we are now. We ask questions and we listen, and we move forward to what we believe he is leading us toward.”

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Further reading:
Unfiltered Falk
The 100 percent clean comedian

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Matt Falk’s latest comedy special came out last month. (Photo courtesy of

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