Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy

Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy

Matt Catanzano, Richie Moriarty, Matt Koff, and more!

Sun · September 7, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy
Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy
Matt Catanzano and Richie Moriarty, the comedy duo from YouTube's Simply Unemployable, host "Simply Unemployable Live" featuring improv from Lauren Adams, Michael Hartney, Trevor Livingston, and Cavan Rogers. The show will also include stand-up from Josh Gondelman.
Matt Catanzano
Matt Catanzano
Matt Catanzano just finished a 4 year run as a Mainstage performer, writer, director, and teacher at Improv Asylum in Boston, MA. He spent that time performing improv & sketch comedy shows 5 nights a week as well as directing his own successful shows at the theater. He has also been a teacher in their Training Center for the past 5 years.

Outside of Improv Asylum, Matt is the co-creator (with Richie Moriarty) of “Simply Unemployable”. Together they write, direct, and star in one-off sketches as well as web series. They also produce their own live shows under the Simply Unemployable name.

His acting claim to fame is as the Easy-Tech guy in the Staples in-store videos. He also doesn’t understand when it's appropriate to call something a “claim to fame”.
Richie Moriarty
Richie Moriarty
Richie Moriarty in an actor, writer, and improviser, living in New York City. He is a graduate of Boston College, originally from Rockville, Maryland. From 2006-2010 he was on the mainstage cast at Improv Asylum in Boston's North End performing sketch and improv six times a week. He has performed in over 1,000 shows in front of audiences in Boston, Chicago and New York. He performs in The Scene at The PIT in NYC and is a student in UCB's training center.

His webseries, Employment Through Craigslist (ETC), launched in the Spring of 2012. Along with co-creator, Matt Catanzano, he raised the money to shoot the series through a successful Kickstarter campaign. They then launched their YouTube Channel, Simply Unemployable.

In 2012, Simply Unemployable signed as a Channel Partner on Broadway Video's YouTube Channel, Above Average. In the summer of 2012, Matt and Richie wrote, directed, produced and starred in a new webseries called Portrait STUdio for Above Average. Simply Unemployable sketches have been featured on Splitsider, NPR and Huffington Post among others.
Matt Koff
Matt Koff
Matt is currently staffed as a writer on The Daily Show. He has also written for IFC's Onion News Network, GSN's The Newlywed Game, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 blog, and was a recurring panelist on The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. As a stand-up comedian, Matt can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He has toured with such names as John Oliver and Mike Lawrence and can be seen regularly in New York at the Comic Strip, UCB Theater, and Littlefield.

In 2010, Matt won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year contest and his web series with colleague Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, won Best Animated Pilot at the New York Television Festival. In 2012, Matt wrote and starred in The Matt Koff Show, a live sketch show directed by UCB’s Will Hines.

Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY without a wife, kids, or even so much as a pet. Pretty sad stuff.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/