Matt Dennie

Matt is an actor, writer, and director, originally from Washington state. In 2009 he moved to New York to study at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. He has had the privilege of working with many amazing teachers including Chris Gethard , Brandon Gardner, Gavin Speiller, Will Hines, Michael Delaney, Jordan Klepper, and many more. He is currently a performer on the Harold team Big Margaret. Along with Josh Sharp, he is a creator and host of bizarro comedy showcase COOL SHIT/WEIRD SHIT which can be seen every month at the UCBEast. The two �also wrote and performed in the sketch show MANEATER: The True Story of The Champwat Tigress which had a 9 month run at UCB. You can see Matt directing, writing and performing every month in Showtime with Anthony Apruzzese at the UCBEast. In addition he’s directed numerous shows, Spanks, and showcases at UCB. He’s appeared on Nikki and Sara Live for MTV and Rejected Pitches for Above Average.

Guest Appearances

September 5, 2013

Recorded LIVE from the 15th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 2 of an epic improv4humans featuring an amazing roster of improvisers that include Mike Delaney, Anthony Atamanuik, Kassia Miller, Matt Dennie, Anna Rubanova, Charlie Todd, Ari Voukydis, Gavin Speiller, Molly Thomas, Tim Martin, Jim Santangeli  & Joanna Bradley. Listen as they pantomine hugs, take suggestions from the audience, discover what clementines are, riff on rock band fandom and so much more! You can now get Matt Besser’s new comedy album at, the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, and Dragoon’s new album at!