Matt Bellassai

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Matt Bellassai is an American comedian and writer. He hosts the Unhappy Hour podcast and web series To Be Honest.[1] He formerly starred in the BuzzFeed web series Whine About It, which attracted 3.5 million weekly viewers.[2] He received the 2016 People's Choice Award for Favorite Social Media Star, and is the author of Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations, a collection of essays.[3] Bellassai grew up in the Chicago suburbs of Alsip and Palos Heights, Illinois.[4] He studied journalism at Northwestern University, and interned at the magazine In These Times. After graduation he moved to New York and joined BuzzFeed as a writer of humorous lists, and soon developed Whine About It, a series of videos featuring himself drinking wine and complaining.[4][5] Bellassai is gay. He attended a Pride parade for the first time at the age of 19. He considers Honey Boo-Boo and Ellen DeGeneres as LGBTQ icons.[6]

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  1. ^ Cappadona, Bryanna (7 December 2017). "The worst things about the holidays, as told by Matt Bellassai". Washington Post.
  2. ^ Spangler, Todd (26 January 2016). "Facebook Comedian Matt Bellassai Signs With CAA, Will Put BuzzFeed Show on Hiatus (Exclusive)". Variety.
  3. ^ Biedenharn, Isabella (May 24, 2017). "Former 'Whine About It' Star Matt Bellassai Announces Essay Collection". EW.com.
  4. ^ a b Zwecker, Bill (September 27, 2017). "Alsip native Matt Bellassai turns his comedy into first book". Chicago Sun-Times.
  5. ^ Zaino, Nick A. (December 5, 2017). "The 'Whine About It' comic has no complaints about his career". BostonGlobe.com.
  6. ^ Rodriguez, Joe (2018-09-07). "20 Queer Q's with Matt Bellassai". Into. Retrieved 2019-10-12.

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