"She holds a significant role in my personal support system," Matt Rife expresses regarding his girlfriend Jessica Lord, who is 25 years old. The 28-year-old comedian had an opportunity to speak backstage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday.
Rife explains that he typically prefers to maintain a high level of privacy concerning his relationship with the English actress and dancer. He asserts, "Despite the recent establishment of our relationship, I am inclined to maintain a higher level of discretion." This is primarily because people can be incredibly irrational," he chuckles.
The Individual Conveys His Profound Admiration
Nevertheless, he does share some details, expressing his admiration for how the Lord helps him maintain a sense of stability and balance. She compels me to allocate time for personal pursuits, which I appreciate greatly. Whenever she suggests, "Would it be possible for us to set aside tomorrow for our own personal use?" I express my sincere appreciation, saying, "Thank you, that would be truly delightful."
Matt Rife's current schedule affords him little personal time as his celebrity status continues to soar. He characterizes his jam-packed itinerary as "a challenging yet rewarding ordeal." Within a single year, the comedian and TikTok sensation, boasting a fan base of 17 million, earned a spot on Forbes' prestigious list of top content creators.
This Development Signifies A Substantial Progression
Additionally, his ProbleMATTic World Tour sold out rapidly, with over 750,000 tickets purchased. This remarkable year for Rife represents a significant advancement from the previous year.
During his performance at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on Tuesday, Rife expressed his serious contemplation of quitting his career in comedy, relocating back to Ohio, and pursuing a conventional job in July of the preceding year.
The Excessive Focus
While acknowledging his reluctance to slow down amidst the overwhelming attention he has been receiving, he is making a conscious effort to heed the advice of one of his comedy idols, Dave Chappelle.
"Dave Chappelle imparted this wisdom to me. He advised me during this tour to ensure that I continue to make time for living my life, as that is where the inspiration for material originates."
The Cultivation Of Creativity
Rife elaborates on the ease with which one can become consumed by the business aspect of a flourishing career. Engaging in work can be truly fulfilling. However, it is imperative to nurture one's creativity and maintain a personal life.
Rife's immense popularity among his Gen Z fan base bears a resemblance to that of Dane Cook. Rife acknowledges that he is frequently compared to Cook in terms of career trajectory. "I am often reminded of this comparison," Rife states.
Maintain An Unfavorable Viewpoint
Cook, a renowned comedian, achieved the pinnacle of success in his field. Rife acknowledges Cook's widespread appeal, noting that while many people adore him, many hold a negative opinion of him. Similarly, Rife recognizes that despite his current popularity, some harbor animosity towards him.
Nonetheless, he possesses a methodology that enables him to concentrate on his supporters rather than pessimism. Please disregard any actions that are not well-received by individuals. Concentrate on the actions that are well-received and produce more of such content for them. These are the individuals who bestow you with a profession.
Furthermore, he emphasizes that the Lord plays a crucial role in helping him maintain equilibrium. "She is highly attentive to my sleeping issues. She consistently ensures that I have consumed my meals for the day and that I have completed my work so that I can have leisure time."
Although Rife does not seek the Lord's approval for his material, he expresses his fondness for playfully teasing her during his performances. He further asserts that she appreciates this humor, attributing it to her British background and their renowned sense of wit.
Spirituality Is An Essential Aspect
Additionally, the comedian delves into the topic of spirituality and how he manages to uphold it amidst his demanding lifestyle. In my unwavering commitment to my endeavors, I firmly believe in the indispensable nature of a certain degree of spirituality. This can manifest in something as straightforward as expressing profound gratitude and taking genuine satisfaction in one's achievements.
This need not necessarily encompass intricate and profound spiritual rituals. Instead, it should revolve around a deliberate mindfulness of one's current standing, the diligent exertions undertaken to attain it, and the judicious steps requisite to sustain it.