Comedian Matt Rife halts tour for 2 weeks after nearly fainting before show: ‘Extreme exhaustion symptoms’

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Comedian Matt Rife has abruptly postponed eight sold-out shows at the Chicago Theatre, rescheduling them for later this year.

Rife was scheduled to begin the run of shows on Thursday night at the theater, but will instead step back from live performances for several weeks.

According to, Rife is experiencing “extreme exhaustion symptoms” and has been advised to halt performing.

“On the way to a recent show in Indiana, Matt experienced exhaustion symptoms and nearly fainted heading to the venue,” the statement read “Matt is currently under advisement from his medical team to take immediate time off from touring for two weeks.”

According to the Chicago Theatre, the shows have been rescheduled for Dec. 26-30, and tickets to this week’s shows will be honored on those dates.

Rife, a standup comedian from Ohio who has risen to TikTok fame, has been touring as part of his “ProbleMATTic World” Tour, but was forced to cancel two shows in Indiana after what he described as a “last-minute medical emergency” on social media.

Matt Rife stopped by Access Daily to chat with Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover ahead of his performance at the Hollywood Bowl on May 8 as part of Netflix Is A Joke Fest.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.