“This Too Shall Suck” Extends Run at the Soho Playhouse Through May 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
M A T T G R A H A M ’S
“ T H I S T O O S H A L L S U C K ”
EXTENDS RUN AT
THE SOHO PLAYHOUSE
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
New York, NY (1/10/13) – This Too Shall Suck, a one-man “traumedy”, written and performed by comedian Matt Graham (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Saturday Night Live”), and presented by Lean Horse Productions, is extending its run by popular demand at The Huron Club in the SoHo Playhouse to Thursday, May 2, 2013. This Too Shall Suck began performances on October 25, 2o12 after an acclaimed run during the New York International Fringe Festival and the FringeNYC Encore Series in 2012.
This Too Shall Suck is a life history about always coming in second place, or as Matt Graham explains, the story of “one man’s transformation from total loser into not quite as much of a loser.” Covering the span of Graham’s forty-five years, the show is an autobiography with a Messiah Complex as fluent in narcissism as it is in big ideas. Graham completed the new show in December 2011 after more than a decade hiatus from stand-up in which he tried out for a college basketball team at age 39, tried his hand at professional poker, and settled into relative seclusion in Queens with his cat Ruth. Graham covers a wide variety of topics—death, masturbation, online dating, cats, grandma, Woody Allen, ping-pong, scrabble, and dietary supplements—managing to transform This Too Shall Suck from one liner to full life.
This Too Shall Suck plays in the SoHo Playhouse’s Huron Club on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., until Thursday, May 2, 2013. The running time is approximately 60 minutes without an intermission. Tickets are available for $20. To purchase tickets, visit: www.sohoplayhouse.com or call (866) 811-4111.
Matt Graham is a comedian and the writer and performer of This Too Shall Suck, an autobiographical, one-hour show, which premiered in NYC in February 2012. Graham made his professional debut in the 80s on the Boston comedy circuit with Louis CK, David Cross and Janeane Garofalo. His signature clever, conceptual standup earned him four appearances on the Conan O’Brien show, which he eventually wrote for, a writing gig with Saturday Night Live, and national recognition as a comic.
At 26, during his standup career Graham took up tournament Scrabble, and at age 31, placed second in the 1997 World Scrabble Championships. He was a subject in the New York Times bestseller Word Freak, and the Sundance documentary film, Word Wars. Graham was also featured on NBC News for his ability to play Scrabble blindfolded, and took on the premier Scrabble computer program for an article in the N.Y. Times Sunday Magazine.
When not writing comedy, solving anagrams, or competing in Scrabble tournaments, Graham plays professional poker. He resides happily secluded in Queens with the spirit of his cat, Ruth.
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