Actor, Writer, Comedian
(and Big Fan of Halloween and moisturizers)
Matt Catanzano is an actor, writer, director, and comedian living in Los Angeles. He recently performed as part of an NBC/Universal Showcase directed by Mick Napier in LA.
He can be seen in the comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as well as an episode of Tracy Morgan’s show “The Last O.G."
His new horror short, SPIRITS, just won a handful of awards at festivals across the U.S. including BEST FILM at 13Horror.com, BEST MUSIC AND SOUND at The LA Feedback Festival, AUDIENCE CHOICE at Film Invasion LA & Anti-Hero Film Festival, and Semi-finalst at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. It's also official selection at LA Horror Fest, NYC Halloween Fest, Spooky's International, Mistress Mary's Film Festival, among others.
His feature screenplay, "At Death's Door", just won the Horror Underground Screenplay Contest 2023 and is currently a finalist at this year's Nashville Film Festival. It has also been a semi-finalist (top 2%) at the Austin Film Festival in both the Horror Feature and Comedy Feature categories. His original pilot, "Late Fees", just got 2nd place at the SWN Screenplay Awards.
Matt is a former Mainstage performer, writer, director, and teacher at Improv Asylum in Boston’s North End. His YouTube page, “Simply Unemployable” is a Channel Partner on Broadway Video’s Digital Studio “Above Average Productions” where he’s released web series such as “Portrait STUdio” and “Congressional Hearings.” Matt wrote and directed the sketch, “Sex in a Haunted House” which is currently at 100+ million views on YouTube as a Comedy Central Original. Simply Unemployable sketches have been featured on Buzzfeed, Digg, College Humor, NPR, Splitsider, Huffington Post, among others.
This year he launched his new horror-comedy website Happy Ghost Productions with new series, sketches, and short films. He also co-hosts a movie nerd podcast with James III (LateFeesComedy.com) and a real-life ghost stories interview series with Ryan Gaul.
He can be seen performing live in Los Angeles at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as director, performer, and head-writer of "Protected Under Parody (sketch), The Hollywood Improv with his show "ill-Prepared" (standup), at UCB in "The Scene"(long form), at The Comedy Nook doing characters in "Character Roulette", Soho House (monthly standup), and the Comedy Central Stage(sketch/improv).
Otherwise, he can be found modeling on such prestigious product boxes as an ad for inflatable pool floats and “personal” massagers.
Matt's Standup at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge MA
Simply Unemployable performs at Couple's Therapy in NYC
Web Series "Congressional Hearings" from Above Average Productions
Matt with a part in Daddy's Home 2 starring Will Ferrell and John Lithgow
Promo for Matt's feature screenplay reading in Los Angeles
Yearly Halloween Show
Character Set at the Foxhole in Hollywood
Matt and M.A.X. celebrate Alien Day in April
Simply Unemployable Promo