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 recently booked a Co-Star Role in "The Hunt," a new Amazon series (produced by Jordan Peele), where he acted in a scene with Al Pacino. Other notable acting roles include Sgt. Harris, a reoccurring 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 ChannelMTVLifetime, Amazon and Netflix. His cinematic performances have been showcased at The Tribeca Film FestivalThe Hoboken International Film Festival, The Nice International Film FestivalHollyshorts, and The International Film Festival Manhattan.

 

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. Another poem, "Birds Singing In My Chest," was published in New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019. His second collection, "Feast of Sapphires," available on Amazon, has obtained equally strong reviews. P.D. Dawson, for example, in P.D. Dawson Reviews, claimed "this collection is full of riches....one of the best I've read in a while," and granted it five stars. Additionally, Matt has a humor book coming out in November from an indie press that he is really excited about! (If interested in checking out some of Matt's writing, you can find it outlets such as The NY PostWriter’s DigestThe Humor Times, Points In Case, Oxford Magazine and The Satirist, as well as on his Publications page). 

 

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. In 2013, his one-man show, “Woolly Mammoth Panic Attack,” appeared at The Edinburgh Comedy Festival, where critics deemed it “brilliantly irreverent,” and “a stellar success.” When he can, Matt continues to perform standup at venues such as Broadway Comedy ClubGotham Comedy ClubEastville Comedy Club, as well as at various private gigs

 

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 next year or so, with the help of a production company he met on the festival circuit.

 

In addition to all of the above, Matt has appeared on a wide range of podcasts such as The NYC Crime Report with Pat Dixon, He Said What, on Dear Media, The Gary Hour, and The Dean Andrews Podcast. He's been a guest on Big10AM with Ed Tyll, as well as The NYC Crime Report and Trump telecasts on Compound Media.

 

As if all this was not enough, Matt spent several 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, and someone who was hit by a car crossing the street, Matt's life is proof of the healing power of laughter.

      
      
      
      


      
      
      
      
      
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