THE MATT FRIED HOUR Welcomes Carl Arnheiter, Rachel Klein and The Rhodes 10/28 At UNDER St. Marks
In the comic tradition of Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert, Matt Fried welcome to the stage downtown celebrities, performers, young comic talent, and indie musical guests that define the scene of downtown NYC. October's show will feature comedian Carl Arnheiter (Inside Joke), indie theatre director, Rachel Klein (All Kinds of Shifty Villains, Go-Go Killers!) and downtown rock band, The Rhodes.
THE MATT FRIED HOUR is every third Wednesday of the month at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st and Avenue A) at 9pm. Tickets ($5) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info
MATT FRIED is a writer and comedian in New York City. In college, he was an inaugural member of the C.W. Post improv troupe. In the fall of 2006, he began studying longform improvisation at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC. A year later, he continued his studies at The Peoples Improv Theater. He has also studied improv at iO (Improv Olympic) in Chicago, and holds a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from Long Island University - C.W. Post. Currently, he improvises in The Dream NYC at The PIT. Previously, he has improvised with Bad Luck Rising and The Best of... Fried & Mandeville. He is also a freelance writer and a regular contributor on Guidespot.com. Recently, he was tapped to be featured in the dating documentary, I Heart New York. He also maintains the blog, IamMattFried.com. He lives in Brooklyn.
CARL ARNHEITER (pronounced "Smith" for those having trouble) is a writer-slash-comedian living in Long Island City, NY. He created and hosts Inside Joke at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the well-known interview show that sits down with famous comedians to discuss the art of comedy. Some of Carl's previous guests have included Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Dave Chapelle, and Chevy Chase, to name a few. In 2004, Inside Joke was an official selection of The Chicago Improv Festival. A member of Havana Clambake, Arnheiter also performs as one half of Don't Judge the Dragon, and with The Historicals - historically important men performing improv. Check out Inside Joke at InsideJoke.com.
RACHEL KLEIN is an Off-Off B'way director, choreographer, and producer, specializing in live stage productions that combine horror, pulp, grindhouse, and campy comedy. She most recently directed the critically acclaimed Hound as part of the inaugural Planet Connections Theater Festivity. Directing credits include Go-Go Killers!, a retro-futuristic, campy 1960's girl gang play, La Enferma, an on-going series of El Dia De Los Muertos inspired movement pieces, and Something Weird... in the Red Room, a grindhouse-style double feature of horror plays. Check out her work at RachelKleinProductions.com
THE RHODES Hailing from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, The Rhodes have quickly become famous amongst the NYU crowd for their impromptu Washington Square Park concerts. With a sound that combines the early years Beatles, Motown, and a small dash of Belle & Sebastian, they play pop songs and rock music that all the kids love. You can purchase their album, Modern Sounds of Northern Towns, online at myspace.com/TheRhodesMusic.
Horse Trade Theater Group is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York - the first and only festival of its kind in New York City.