WNYC Studios:


Matt Bellassai, Daniel K. Isaac

Tuesday · April 30, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Front Bar Opens at 5pm

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Nancy is a critically-acclaimed podcast featuring queer stories and conversations, and hosted by two best friends, neither of whom are named Nancy. It’s a podcast about how we define ourselves, and the journey it takes to get there.
Matt Bellassai
Matt Bellassai
Matt Bellassai was born around 1400 BC. Historians disagree on the exact date, but agree he was abandoned by his mother in a wicker basket soon after his birth and sent down the Nile wrapped only in a scratchy blanket full of grass stains, dirt and fingernails. He was eventually found and raised by a family of wealthy Egyptian royals. He grew up to lead the Israelites to freedom.

But nobody believes him when he tells that story. So he has to say he was born in 1990. Like some kind of non-biblical loser.

Loser Matt was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and peed his pants until he was eight years old. Unsurprisingly, he went on to become Alan B. Shepard High School’s Biggest Nerd of 2008, and wore such titles as Mathletes’ Most Valuable Player, President of the Science Club, and First Place Champion in the 2006 South Suburban Science Invitational’s Insect Identifying Contest. Which is not a joke. He has a ribbon for identifying insects in an actual insect-identifying competition. What a fucking nerd, right?

Matt went to Northwestern University where he ran for student body president and fucking lost. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in journalism and approximately one full assload of student debt.

In 2012, Matt joined BuzzFeed as a comedy writer and was Employee of the Month for 39 straight months. In 2015, he co-created, wrote and produced the web series “Whine About It,” a weekly video series where he got drunk alone and violated numerous Human Resources bylaws.

In January 2016, Matt was awarded the first ever People’s Choice Award for Favorite Social Media Star. Which is also not a joke. He has an actual People’s Choice Award in his apartment right now. And yes, he’s tried to masturbate with it.

After three and half years with BuzzFeed, Matt left to pursue solo projects in early 2016. He has since launched a new weekly web series, “To Be Honest,” and a stand-up comedy tour. He is currently working on a forthcoming scripted web series, book, television series and podcast. He is also working on his tan.

Matt lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with four undocumented gerbils named Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia. He is single, which should be obvious.
Daniel K. Isaac
Daniel K. Isaac
DANIEL K. ISAAC recently completed production on Season 4 of Showtime’s hit series “Billions”, reprising his fan favorite role as trader “Ben Kim”. He can also be seen on the breakout Comedy Central series “The Other Two”.

Other film and television credits include the feature film, The Drummer, opposite Danny Glover, The Dark End Of The Street, Money Monster (dir. Jodie Foster), “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (TV LAND), “Person of Interest” (CBS) and Too Big to Fail (HBO). Daniel co-wrote and stars in the short film/pilot presentation, “According To My Mother.” The project was selected for IFP Film Week and the inaugural Sundance New Voices Lab and was an Official Selection at ITVFest, Newfest, Outfest & Outfest Fusion, CAAMfest, SeriesFest (where it was awarded Best Actress), and New York Television Festival (Best Drama and Best Actor).

Theatre credits include Off Broadway: The Chinese Lady (Ma-Yi/ Theatre Row), The Gentleman Caller (Abingdon), Sagittarius Pon- derosa (NAATCO), Underland (59E59), Anna Nicole the Opera (BAM). Regional: The Chinese Lady (Barrington Stage), The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River), Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). As a playwright, Daniel is a member of En- semble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, Page 73’s Interstate 73, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow.Training: USCD, BADA.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215