Matt Craig (comedian)

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Matt Craig is an American comedian, writer and actor.

He is an alum of Second City Chicago, and performed in their Resident Company for over three years on both their Mainstage and their ETC theaters. He spent several years traveling the world with their touring company and has worked for their corporate training division as a writer/performer/instructor/director for over twelve years.[1] His career began at Washington University in St. Louis with the troupe Mama's Pot Roast, and additional theater credits include the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Annoyance Theatre, iO West, Disney Cruise Line, and Brave New Workshop, as well as writing for SNL for a short period of time. Most recently, he works for Norwegian Cruise Line writing and directing sketch comedy that is performed all over the world.

Craig appeared in a 2008 episode of The Office (U.S. TV series) entitled Moroccan Christmas.[2] He also appeared in the episode Period Peace of the TV show According To Jim.[3] Craig wrote for Saturday Night Live in 2011.[4][5]

Craig is a regular performer[6] and instructor[7] at the iO West Theater in Los Angeles. He teams with Frank Caeti to form a comedy duo called FrankenMatt, which has performed across the country including the Dallas Comedy Festival,[8] Colorado Improv Festival[9] and Charleston's Spoleto Festival.[10] FrankenMatt's 2012 show was a political satire called American Imperil.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History: Alumni: Matt Craig". Second City. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "IMDB: The Office: Moroccan Christmas". IMDB. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "IMDB: According To Jim". IMDB. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "IMDB: Matt Craig". IMDB. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Chris Jones (March 23, 2011). "SNL Hires Matt Craig". The Theatre Loop. 
  6. ^ "iO West Performers:Matt Craig". iO West. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "iO West Instructors". iO West. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ Amy Martin. "Dallas Comedy Festival Lineup Announced FrankenMatt, iO West and local and regional comics will appear at the Dallas Comedy House's third annual laugh fest.". Theater Jones. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Colorado Improv Festival: FrankenMatt". the RIP. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ Dan Conover. "FrankenMatt get edgy with the politically charged American Imperil". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ Farley Elliott. "IMDB: FrankenMatt's 'American Imperil' Dooms America to Laughter". Laist. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 

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