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Matt Roper

Birth Place: United Kingdom

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British-born comedy performer. Off-Broadway debut in July as Chico Marx in I'll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brothers Musical, Connelly Theater. Returned Off-Broadway December 2017 in Jack and The Beanstalk, first large-scale pantomime in New York at the Playhouse Theater, Abrons Arts Center. Founder member of the Secret Variety Society and regular performer at the Slipper Room under the guise of alter-ego Wilfredo.


Off-Broadway Production, 2016

Matt Roper News

Groucho's Grandson to Attend GROUCHO at Historic Walnut Street Theatre

Don't miss GROUCHO'S GRANDSON at 'Groucho' in Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre on March 2. Celebrate the Marx Brothers' legacy with a special performance.
Photos: First Look at GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE at Walnut Street Theatre

GROUCHO:  A LIFE IN REVUE is now playing at Walnut Street Theatre. Check out all new photos here!
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Marx Brothers at Walnut Street Theatre with GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Marx Brothers' historic three-month run at the Walnut with this hilarious and moving tribute to 'The Kings of Comedy.'
FIRE ISLAND FOLLIES Will Close Tonight in Ocean Beach

The Fire Island Follies will give a final performance of a barnstorming 10-week season tonight, ahead of Labor Day Weekend celebrations at the Island Mermaid in Ocean Beach.
Wilfredo Will Appear at Coney Island USA Next Week

Burlesque acts, performance artists and sideshow performers are to join the powerhouse musical comedy star Wilfredo next Friday, 19 August at Coney Island USA.

In 'Don't Miss This: a Variety Show Spectacular,' eleven of New York's most dazzling variety artists will gather at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street, Monday, May 9 for a variety show to celebrate publication of 'Don't Miss This: A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts, 2010-2020,' a new, 284-page, hardcover photo book by Jim R. Moore.  
Absurdist Theatre Company Visceral Abstractions Will Open Work-In-Progress Season Tonight In Brooklyn

Visceral Abstractions, the Brooklyn-based absurdist circus arts and theater collective is to perform Notes From The Void — a work-in-progress show for three performances beginning tonight, Thursday 21 Oct at Liminal Space.
Wilfredo Will Appear At Coney Island USA Next Week

The season is a celebration of the revival of the most glorious and notorious of the 'girlie revues' in Coney Island history and features some of the very best of burlesque and variety performers from the New York scene, including The Maine Attraction, Fem Appeal, Gigi Bonbon, Pinkie Special, Bambi the Mermaid and Deity Delgado.
Hovey Burgess Joins Cast Of WILFREDO A GO GO At The Slipper Room

HOVEY BURGESS, the internationally celebrated juggler, clown and circus performer will join the cast of Matt Roper's downtown variety show WILFREDO A GO GO this coming Monday night, 3/9 at the Slipper Room. Burgess will appear as 'the Polar Bare', in an act comprising the art-forms of circus, burlesque and comedy alongside his performance partner, Lil' Miss Lixx.
UK Orthodox Jewish Comedian Ashley Blaker Will Return To New York With GOY FRIENDLY

Ashley Blaker, the UK's internationally acclaimed Jewish stand-up comedian, is returning to the United States with a hilarious and thought-provoking new Off-Broadway show this winter a?' and this time it's not just for the Jews. ASHLEY BLAKER: GOY FRIENDLY tells the story of how Ashley's close friendship with a Muslim completely changed his life, and will have a limited engagement run Monday, February 3, 2020 a?' Sunday February 23, 2020 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street).
Variety Show WILFREDO A GO GO! To Return To The Slipper Room Tonight

Three of New York City's most beloved downtown acts join the comic singing sensation Wilfredo for the October edition of Wilfredo a Go Go! tonight. Cassandra Rosebeetle, Jenny C'est Quoi and Lucy Licious are all lined up to appear in the monthly variety show, produced and presented by the Slipper Room at 9.30pm.
WILFREDO A GO GO! Returns to the Slipper Room Tonight 8/12

Three of New York City's most beloved downtown acts join the comic singing sensation Wilfredo for the August edition of Wilfredo a Go Go! tonight. Circus artist Ellie Steingraeber, burlesque starlet Jenny C'est Quoi and hula-hooping sensation Pinkie Special are lined up to appear in the variety show produced and presented by the Slipper Room at 9pm.
Frank Ferrante, Matt Roper On Marx Brothers Soundtrack Album Released Today

Entertainers Frank Ferrante  (An Evening With Groucho) and Matt Roper (I'll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brothers Musical)  number among the cast of Lakeshore Records release today of the studio album, a companion to the recently released graphic novel Giraffes on Horseback Salad.  Written by pop culture historian Josh Frank (Fool the World: An Oral History of The Pixies), the vividly illustrated book is based on a screenplay written in 1937 by famed Surrealist Salvador Dali as a potential movie for the Marx Brothers. 
Matt Roper Announces Wilfredo Summer Show At Coney Island USA

Iconic performance artists and legendary burlesque acts are to join the British comedian Matt Roper - appearing under the guise of his outlandish alter-ego Wilfredo - this coming Saturday night 713 at Coney Island USA. Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz and Bambi the Mermaid are all billed to perform in WIlfredo Comes To Coney, a one night only summer special presented in association with Burlesque at the Beach.
AFTERGLOW Will Be Performed at Coney Island USA Tonight

Following their two-night capacity success last week at the House of Yes with 'Sex Ed', the Visceral Abstractions collective and acclaimed absurdist theater company is to perform 'Afterglow' - a special edition of burlesque, circus, puppetry and comedy at Coney Island USA's Sideshow Theater tonight.
SEX ED Comes to House Of Yes

Back by popular demand with the addition of neo-burlesque legend Julie Atlas Muz, 'Sex Ed' peeks into the sometimes complicated, often absurd journey from conception to sexual 'maturity.'
The Slipper Room Presents Rick Shapiro in RESTLESS

Comedian, poet and author Rick Shapiro is to appear in his own show 'Restless' tonight at the Slipper Room in the Lower East Side. Shapiro, one of the most innovative and surreal comedic talents and a staple of the NYC and LA Underground comedy scene, began his career in the early 1980's performing stand-up at Catch A Rising Star on Broadway.
The Slipper Room Announces Spring Season Line-Up

The Slipper Room, the celebrated variety theatre in Manhattan's Lower East Side, has announced the line-up for their Spring season, presenting a full calendar of regular weekly in-house productions in addition to guest shows, concerts and one-nighters. 
Theater for the New City to Host Reading of DOCTOR FAUSTUS

On Friday, March 22, Theater for the New City will present a special one-hour, acoustic-punk reading of Christopher Marlowe's classic 'Doctor Faustus' script, directed by Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado. The reading follows the 8:00 PM production of 'Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye' by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre.
Variety Show WILFREDO A GO GO! Returns To The Slipper Room

Three of New York City's most beloved Downtown acts join the comic sensation Wilfredo for the February edition of Wilfredo a Go Go! tonight. Stand-up magician the Great Dubini, sideshow sensation Fibi Eyewalker and burlesque art star Cassandra Rosebeetle are lined up to appear in the variety show produced and presented by the Slipper Room at 9pm.

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