Matt Nagin is an writer, actor, comedian and film director. His first poetry collection, "Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight," is available on Amazon, where it has obtained terrific reviews.  Kirkus Reviews called it "powerful verse from a writer of real talent," comparing it to the Beats (Kerouac and Ginsberg), and suggesting that the poetry worked persuasively "in the gnomic mode."  Matt’s humor book "From The Fridge To The CrackerJack Box," also available on Amazonanthologizes some of his irreverent, satirical writings.

Matt's first film as a writer/director "Inside Job," premiered at The Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, where it won Best Short.  It was nominated for Best USA Feature at The International Film Festival Manhattan, and has been an official selection at Hoboken International Film Festival, Nice International Film Festival, and Cinema NY Festival. Moreover, it has garnered praise from a number of critics, who have called it "freakily engaging," "weirdly wonderful" "very humorous," and "The Wolf of Wall Street on crack."

Matt is an experienced actor who has had leading and supporting roles in numerous film and TV projects. His cinematic performances have been showcased at The Tribeca Film Festival, The Hoboken International Film Festival, The Los Angeles Cinefest, The Michigan International Film Festival, The Macabre Faire Film Festival, Roma Cinema Doc, WILLiEFEST, The Russian International Film Festival, Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, Hollyshorts, International Film Festival Manhattan and The Best Shorts Competition to name just a few. Additionally, Matt has appeared on a wide range of television shows on such channels as A&E, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Channel, CNN, SPIKE TV, The Travel Channel, MTV, TLC, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and Lifetime

As a standup, Matt has performed on The Dr. Steve Show (WPIX), on APTV where he hosted the 2015 Winter Film Awards, on The Wendy Williams Show (FOX), and at The Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Matt's rants and social commentary have appeared on The Audio Henchmen Podcast as well as on The Ed Tyll Show on Big810AM. You can catch Matt performing standup at venues such as Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club, as well as private gigs for which you can hire him through Gigmasters. He also produces the monthly showcase Matt Nagin Presents at major clubs throughout the city. In August of 2013 Matt performed his one man standup show, Woolly Mammoth Panic Attack at 59E59 Theaters where it sold out as part of The East to Edinburgh Festival. The performances that followed as part of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival itself, in Scotland, were granted four star reviews and critics deemed the show "brilliantly irreverent" and a "stellar success."

Matt has obtained press in The New York Post, Stagebuddy, The NY Press, Discover Hollywood, The Jewish Chronicle, NY.Theater.Com and more. Additionally, he is an experienced writer with an extensive publication history. He recently published short humor pieces in The Higgs Weldon and Points In Case, and he's published articles, poems and fiction in such markets as The Humor Times, Mic, Antigonish Review, The New York Post, Writer's Digest and Grain Magazine.

Matt tries to give back, and, for the past few years, has served as a Talent and Show Coordinator for The Gotham Comedy Foundation. With the help of GCF founder Bill Drewes, Matt hosts and produces comedy shows at cancer centers and senior homes. His goal is to bring joy to those in need.

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