HAPPY GHOST is home to fun-size horror.
Sketch, Characters, and Video Essays with a deep love of genre films.
It was created by Matt Catanzano of "Simply Unemployable", "Above Average", and "Improv Asylum" as a place to explore his more...specific...interests.
Deep Cutz! a weekly movie recommendation series starring Matt and his intergalactic friend, M.A.X.
Sketch Comedy! monthly videos with a bite.
Live Shows! Matt and his Happy Ghost friends can be seen performing live all around LA, NY, and Boston.
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Matt Catanzano is an actor, writer, director, and comedian living in Los Angeles. He recently performed as part of an NBC/Universal Showcase directed by Mick Napier in LA.
He can be seen in the comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as well as an episode of Tracy Morgan’s show “The Last O.G." His feature screenplay, "At Death's Door", was just a semi-finalist (top 2%) at the Austin Film Festival in both the Horror Feature and Comedy Feature categories. Matt is a former Mainstage performer, writer, director, and teacher at Improv Asylum in Boston’s North End. His YouTube page, “Simply Unemployable” is a Channel Partner on Broadway Video’s Digital Studio “Above Average Productions” where he’s released web series such as “Portrait STUdio” and “Congressional Hearings.” Matt wrote and directed the sketch, “Sex in a Haunted House” which is currently at 95+ million views on YouTube as a Comedy Central Original. Simply Unemployable sketches have been featured on Buzzfeed, Digg, College Humor, NPR, Splitsider, Huffington Post, among others. This year he launched his new horror-comedy website Happy Ghost Productions with new series, sketches, and short films. He can be seen performing live in Los Angeles at Second City Hollywood (improv), UCB (long form), Three Clubs (sketch), the Foxhole (standup/sketch), Soho House (standup), and the Comedy Central Stage(sketch/improv). Otherwise, he can be found modeling on such prestigious product boxes as an ad for inflatable pool floats and “personal” massagers.
A Feature Screenplay
at death's door
VHS back - Promotion for Live Reading
When his father dies, a small-time thief returns home and learns the family business—running a funeral home—includes guarding a Gateway to Hell. He’s not a great thief or a great son, but he’ll have to step up or there’ll be Hell to pay…literally, like, the apocalypse.
Death runs in this family...
Matt Catanzano & Richie Moriarty
Simply Unemployable is a Channel Partner on Broadway Video’s YouTube Channel, Above Average. Simply Unemployable sketches have been featured on
The A.V. Club, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Digg (twice), College Humor, Splitsider, NPR, Backstage Magazine, Mashable, and Huffington Post among others. They perform live across the country with residencies in NYC and Boston.