Matt Nagin is a writer, comedian, actor, and filmmaker who likes to find out where the line is and then cross it. Whether through a lyrical poem, a comedic rant, a quirky tweet, or a politically-charged film, Matt satirizes and provokes—particularly on stage where his principal aim is to avoid getting pelted by tomatoes.


Matt recently acted in a Co-Star role in "Hunters," a new Amazon series (produced by Jordan Peele), in which he shared a scene with Al Pacino. Other notable acting roles include Sgt. Harris, a reoccurring role in the hit Discovery show "Street Justice: The Bronx," and a criminal associate, Jeff, in "Homicide City” on the I.D. Channel. The networks he's appeared on include A&EDiscovery Channel, SPIKE TVThe Travel ChannelMTVLifetime, Amazon and NetflixHis cinematic performances have been showcased at The Tribeca Film FestivalThe Hoboken International Film Festival, The Nice International Film FestivalHollyshortsand The International Film Festival Manhattan.


Matt's latest book, "Do Not Feed The Clown," a humor collection published by Tenth Street Press, is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other outlets. It has obtained terrific reviews, Lisa Binion, for example, deeming it "irreverent" and "always funny."  Matt has also published two poetry books, "Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight" and "Feast of Sapphires." Both have obtained terrific reviews. Kirkus Reviews, for example, referred to Matt's first book as “powerful verse from a writer of real talent.”  P.D. Dawson, meanwhile, in P.D. Dawson Reviews, writes "Best I've read in a while" and granted it five stars. Finally, Matt's poem "If We Are Doomed" won the 2018 Spirit First Editor's Choice Award and his poem "Birds Singing In My Chest" was published in New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019. (If interested in checking out some of Matt's writing, you can find it outlets such as The NY PostWriter’s DigestThe Humor Times, Points In Case, Oxford Magazine and The Satirist, as well as on his Publications page). 


Matt has performed standup in seven countries (and—remarkably—has yet to have been deported from any of them). He is a regular on the NYC comedy scene and has made comedic TV appearances on The Wendy Williams ShowThe Dr. Steve ShowIn Bed With Simon, APTV (where he hosted the Winter Film Awards)TLCLifetime and more. In 2013, his one-man show, “Woolly Mammoth Panic Attack,” appeared at The Edinburgh Comedy Festival, where critics deemed it “brilliantly irreverent,” and “a stellar success.” When he can, Matt continues to perform standup at venues such as Broadway Comedy ClubGotham Comedy ClubEastville Comedy Club, as well as at various private gigs


Matt’s debut as writer/director, the 2016 short "Inside Job," has appeared in six film festivals, winning Best Short at The Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes and Best Supporting Actor at The Nice International Film Festival as well as praise from a number of critics, who have called it "freakily engaging," "weirdly wonderful" and "The Wolf of Wall Street on crack."  

In addition to all of the above, Matt has appeared on a wide range of podcasts and radio shows such as The NYC Crime Report with Pat Dixon (Compound Media), He Said What, on Dear Media, The Gary Hour, and The Dean Andrews PodcastHe's also been a guest on Big10AM and Florida Man Radio 660AM with Ed Tyll.


As if all this was not enough, Matt spent several years as a Talent and Show Coordinator for The Gotham Comedy Foundation, a charitable organization that brings humor to hospitals, cancer wards, and senior centers. He further has long been involved with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and, in 2019, was granted the Long Island Chapter's Mission Award. As a long time survivor of Crohn's disease, and someone who was hit by a car crossing the street, Matt's life is proof of the healing power of laughter.


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