Get your head out of the oven. Matt DeCoster is doing a trapeze show.
For people who don’t know, Matt DeCoster is the ridiculously hard-boiled actor/comedian seen here—
—who with I was on Monkeydick and I directed his sketch show with Will Hines, flyer below
So, aside from being an improv comedian and a trial lawyer, he also is a trapeze artist. Yes, I know.
Alt-trapeze shows tend to be the same crowd as alt-burlesque scene—Busty Bedford Ave girls with tattoos and Bettie-Page-bangs and a lot of drag queens. Then Matt DeCoster comes out (with what Rob Huebel calls a “gay porn body”) in a spangly unitard and you’re waiting for him to start “cleaning up the bar” in the style of an 80s JCVD action-adventure. But instead he does the most physically grueling trapeze act you’ve ever seen.
Wednesday, December 17. 8 PMZipper Factory,
336 W. 37th St.
btwn. 8th & 9th Aves., at 8 pm.
Admission is $20
Matt sez: “These shows tend to get crowded and to start late. I believe you can make a reservation at TheZipperFactory.com.”
If you’re not convinced, watch this clip of Matt nearly killing a guy (UCB Manager Alex Sidtis) at the UCB Theatre Fight Club boxing match—Weapons of Matt DeCoster