Matt Shore 2014 Acting Reel

This is a reel containing all of my most recent footage, including a commercial for First Bank – “LARP,” footage from a short family film called “Operation New Mom,” a commercial for Optimum Cable – “Midwuls,” footage from a short film called “L.A. Minute,” some stills from an AT&T Commercial featuring Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, and a snippet of a recent character reel – “Geek Squad Guy.”

I hope you enjoy what you see. If you’d like to read my writing, visit If you want to follow me on Twitter, my screenname is @shorester. Thanks for reading and watching!

Below you will find my acting reel from last year:

Commercial / Sketch : El Al Airlines

I have a bit in this sketch for El Al Airlines. Special thanks to Ben Sheehan and Nic Stanich for making this possible. It was great to work with Erin McCarthy and Sasha Salinger again! Apparently this was all based on a true story? You can click this link here for the full details on the sketch. Also, in case you were wondering, I’m not Jewish. I was raised Catholic and now am a non-church-going but still God-fearing adult.

Actually Scary Haunted House

I started a sketch group this past month, and here’s our very first sketch, just in time for Halloween! I wrote this one and do the voice of the schpooky guy running the show. I hope you enjoy it!

Bearded Out : Two-Man Improv

Tim McGovern and I do a two-man improv show for some reason. It’s called BEARDED OUT! It’s really funny and you should come see it. But don’t like, drive cross country if you don’t live in LA, because that would be ludicrous. On the plus side, we’ll be booking some shows in NYC just after Christmas and New Years. What do you call it..? January. If you want us to play at your venue, just contact me (shorester [at] gmail [dot] com) and we’ll set it up. Here are our upcoming show dates:

OCT 15 2012 

Improv Prize Fight – Ruby Theater (The Complex: 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) – 7:00 PM

Please come support us at this show. It’s like a Battle of the Bands, so if we win, we move on to the next round.

OCT 27 2012

Bearding Venus – Neon Venus Art Theater (7023 Melrose Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90038) – 11:00 PM

Bearded Out’s Monthly Show at Neon Venus. Two other teams perform. All sets last around 20 minutes. (60 min total, math whiz.)

Showpocalypse Sketches

For those of you who don’t know, I went to Northwestern University, aka Nerdwestern Sploogeatorium, home of the Whopper. This wonderful collegiate experience paved the way for a lifetime of unemployment and self-deprecating shame. But what I mostly remember is the laughter! Join me in enjoying these wonderful comedy sketches starring me, myself, and I (and some others, I suppose) from my alma matter. These sketches were written, directed, and produced by NU grads and put on stage earlier this May. The name of the show: SHOWPOCALYPSE.

Here’s the first sketch (and my favorite) Tycoon’s Club, in which I play Niederlander, a rich old jackass.

Next up we have me playing Tristam, a gruff but fervent fan of Oprah, on the day of Oprah’s final show. (P.S. Who is Oprah?)

Here’s me doing a little bit of unrequested improvised stand-up at the top of a sketch where I play the best man at a wedding about to be ruined.

And those are the best ones featuring me. There’s also another one where I make a cameo in drag. Try to find it!