Check It Out: FrankenMatt at Second City
FrankenMatt. Photo courtesy the guys themselves.
Second City is a name synonymous with theatre and comedy. From early roots in Chicago and Toronto, Second Citizens have gone on to become some of the most recognized and revered comedy faces to dot the landscape of the past few decades. Perhaps no other improv / sketch comedy theatre has been as nationally influential in bringing about the current comedy scene we have today. And with outposts all across America, Second City has always put itself in a position to succeed.
It is a shame, then, that many people are either unaware or uninterested in the Los Angeles incantation of such a storied theatre giant as Second City. Perhaps it is the location; tucked away quietly on the second floor of an unassuming string of buildings overlooking Hollywood Boulevard, it is simultaneously right in the mix and far removed. There are no gaudy flashing bulbs drawing the eye and and it's beholder up the staircase and into the well-kept theatre. Only a small sign and arm-length awning await the average showgoer to the 6560 Hollywood Blvd. address.
Luckily, there are still dedicated comedians walking the halls of Second City LA, ensuring that the long-lasting legacy of supremacy will not fade on their watch. Two such perfect examples are Matt Craig and Frank Caeti, who combine to form the successful (for a reason) two-man sketch comedy team FrankenMatt. Their shows, like their namesake, are a monstrous two-headed hybrid of funny that will leave you thrashing in your seat from laughter. And FrankenMatt's latest sketch show offering is nothing short of amazing.