Hi, I'm Matt! I'm a comedian, writer, producer, and Golden Girls aficionado. Thank you for being a friend, and welcome to my bio!
As a stand-up, I've performed at clubs throughout New York City, including Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The PIT, QED Astoria, Stand Up NY, and Caroline's. I've also performed at New York Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Big Pine Comedy Festival, QueerCom, Solocom, and LoLGBTQ Fest.
My first solo show, "A Friend of Dorothy (Zbornak)", was a Time Out NY Critics' pick, while my second, "Broad Shoulders", sold out at The Duplex. Other solo works include: "The Matt Show", "Bette Davis Smize", and "Kinda Wicked". From 2016-2018, I was producer & host of "Go Ricki!", a super fun Ricki Lake-inspired comedy show. Described as "outrageous", "bananas", and "fabulously bitchy", the show was featured in Time Out New York, The Interrobang, The Skint, Comedy Cake, and Best New York Comedy. "Go Ricki!" was also a part of Cinder Block Comedy Festival 2017. I curated & hosted three installments of a new storytelling show called "Terms of Enqueerment", which showcased many of the city's LGBTQ comedians and allies (including SNL's Darrell Hammond). More recently, I've performed on Danny Artese's storytelling series "The Day I Should Have Listened", The Straight Man Comedy's Pride extravaganza, and wrote/performed a new solo show, "Kiss My Ascot!", about my brief bout with thyroid cancer.
I also write & star in the Instagram series, "The Talk of the Townie" - a satirical look at small-town life centered around chain-smoking school bus driver, Pammy Pittlsey. Pammy made her live stage debut at Solocom 2018 in "Our Townie", and returned to Solocom 2019 with a politically-themed show, "Border Townie".
As a writer/content creator, my work has been featured on BuzzFeed, Medium, iHeartRadio, Reddit, Queerty, and Thought Catalog, as well as in the book "Write to TV: Out of Your Head & Onto the Screen" by Martie Cook.
On a personal note, I'm afraid of birds, clowns, and people that dress up at Renaissance Faires.