Matthew Silver is the legendary NYC street performer who plays a village idiot character, acting as a clown or a trickster in order to parody social norms. He made an appearance on the televised talent show competition America’s Got Talent. He first began street performing in 2007.
He is originally from New Jersey. He is an American comedian, clown, and street performer and he is best recognized for creating the viral street performance Words of Wisdom from An Unexpected Citizen. He was known to use New York City’s Union Square Park as his venue.