Matt Nagin is a writer, comedian, actor, and filmmaker who likes to find out where the line is and then cross it. Whether through a lyrical poem, a comedic rant, a quirky tweet, or a politically-charged film, Matt satirizes and provokes—particularly on stage where his principal aim is to avoid getting pelted by tomatoes.

 

Matt’s first poetry collection, "Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight," available on Amazon, was described by Kirkus Reviews as “powerful verse from a writer of real talent.” His poem "If We Are Doomed" won the 2018 Spirit First Editor's Choice Award. Matt’s poems have been published widely, as have his stories, essays and humor. You can find Matt’s work in The NY PostWriter’s DigestThe Humor Times, Points In CaseThe Daily Squib and Grain Magazine. He started writing poetry in high school, with his first poetry reading at a party where his poem about a bully, who was at the party, got the bully to laugh (and saved him from a beating!). He writes every day and continues to teach writing at the college level in the N.Y.C. area.

 

Matt has performed standup in seven countries (and—remarkably—has yet to have been deported from any of them). He is a regular on the NYC comedy scene and has made comedic TV appearances on The Wendy Williams ShowThe Dr. Steve ShowIn Bed With Simon, APTV (where he hosted the Winter Film Awards)TLCLifetime and more. His one-man show, “Woolly Mammoth Panic Attack,” appeared at The Edinburgh Comedy Festival, where critics deemed it “brilliantly irreverent,” and “a stellar success.” You can catch Matt performing standup at venues such asBroadway Comedy ClubGotham Comedy ClubEastville Comedy Club, as well as at a wide-range of private gigs

 

Matt's pursuits in standup and writing led him to gain representation as an actor, playing roles in a wide range of TV and film productions. Recent notable roles include Sgt. Harris, a leading role in the hit Discovery show "Street Justice: The Bronx," and a criminal associate, Jeff, in "Homicide City” on the I.D. Channel. The networks he's appeared on include A&EDiscovery Channel, SPIKE TVThe Travel ChannelMTV, and Lifetime. His cinematic performances have been showcased at The Tribeca Film FestivalThe Hoboken International Film Festival, The Nice International Film FestivalHollyshorts, and appeared on Amazon, Netflix and other platforms.

 

Matt’s debut as writer/director, the 2016 short "Inside Job," has appeared in six film festivals, winning Best Short at The Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes and Best Supporting Actor at The Nice International Film Festival as well as praise from a number of critics, who have called it "freakily engaging," "weirdly wonderful" and "The Wolf of Wall Street on crack." Matt is currently at work on his next short, a 20 minute romantic comedy, to be shot in Delhi, India, in the near future.

 

Matt has served for a number of years as a Talent and Show Coordinator for The Gotham Comedy Foundation, a charitable organization that brings humor to hospitals, cancer wards, and senior centers. As a long time survivor of Crohn's disease, Matt's life is proof of the healing power of laughter.

      
      
      
      


      
      
      
      
      
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