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Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: H. P. LOVECRAFT’S NECRONOMICON: BOOK OF THE DEAD!

January 6, 2015

H. P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon: Book of the DeadHoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show featuring stand-up comedy from me (Hoff Matthews) and a guest performer, followed by a horror movie screening. It’s free and there is free beer and free popcorn. This month’s installment will be at 9:30pm, Saturday, January 17th, at Brit Pack (3rd floor, 153 Lafayette, Manhattan).

This month’s guest performer: Charla Lauriston (Clench and Release, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

This month’s movie: H. P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993)

Adapting the works of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft for the screen is supposed to be incredibly difficult, and yet I don’t think I’ve ever watched a Lovecraft movie adaptation that I haven’t enjoyed.

It’s true that his focus on otherworldly experiences too alien to be described or imagined wouldn’t seem to gel that well with a visual medium like film, where monsters are expected to be not just described but presented in full view onscreen. But while few movies have captured the essence of Lovecraft’s prose, the ones that try tend to have a foolhardy ambition that makes them entertaining even if they’re not entirely successful. Read more…

Upcoming Show: January’s HP5000!

January 6, 2015

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This Friday, me and my fake brother Lukas Kaiser present our monthly stand-up show HP5000 – Free Drinks & Comedy at Brit Pack Theater. This month we’re welcoming:

APARNA NANCHERLA (Conan)!
EDDIE BRAWLEY (Vice Magazine)!
ROJO PEREZ (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)!
PEGGY O’LEARY (Creek Cave Live)!
CHARLIE KASOV!
JIMMY LECHASE!
& more!

It all goes down at BRIT PACK THEATER – 153 LAFAYETTE ST 3RD FLOOR.

If you want to attend, you MUST RSVP. Email BRITPACKRENTALS@GMAIL.COM with the password & number of people in your party BEFORE 9:00pm on FRIDAY JAN 9TH at 8pm.

This month’s password is: JAZZ DADS.

The show is always over capacity – it’s a fun time and we want to make sure you GET IN!

DOORS AT 8:45. LINE UP EARLY, EVEN IF YOU RSVP’D! See ya Friday!

Upcoming Show: December’s HP5000!

December 9, 2014

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Ho! Ho Ho! Me and my fake brother Lukas Kaiser are back with this month’s HP5000–THIS FRIDAY, December 12th, at 9!! FREE BOOZE! FREE SHOW!

Featuring:

DAVE HILL – Tasteful Nudes/WFMU

JULIA PRESCOTT – VICE/NerdMelt

BRANDON SCOTT WOLF – UCB/Weekend Update

LISA SOBIN – See You Next Tuesday

& more!

BRIT PACK THEATER – 153 LAFAYETTE ST 3RD FLOOR.

This month’s password is: HEAVY METAL.

The show is always over capacity–it’s a fun time and we want to make sure you get in. So, if you want to go to the show, email BRITPACKRENTALS@GMAIL.COM with the password & number of people in your party BEFORE 9:00pm on FRIDAY DEC 12th. DOORS AT 8:45. LINE UP EARLY, EVEN IF YOU RSVP’D! See ya Friday!

Upcoming Show: Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: BLACK CHRISTMAS!

December 3, 2014

Hoff's Horrorfest Presents: BLACK CHRISTMAS!

On Friday, December 19th, I’m hosting this free comedy show and horror movie screening, featuring stand-up from me and guest performer Jeff Cerulli (Industry Night, Hungry) followed by 1974’s Black Christmas, the second-best slasher movie ever made. There’ll be free popcorn and beer and enough holiday-themed horror to erase “Wonderful Christmastime” from your brain!

It all goes down at 9pm, December 19th, at Britpack (3rd floor, 153 Lafayette, Manhattan). Be there and be SCAREDDD!

Upcoming Show: The VFW Show (November)!

November 16, 2014

The VFW Show (November)

This Wednesday is the next installment of The VFW Show, a free stand-up comedy show in the back room of a Brooklyn VFW hall! There’ll be free home-cooked pasta, cheap drinks at the bar, and hilarious stand-up from me and my guest performers, including:

Matt Koff (writer, The Daily Show)!

Julio Torres (Comedy Central Comic to Watch)!

Shalewa Sharpe (How Do I Get There?)!

Jay Welch (TL;DR Wikipedia)!

Charles Gould (Charles, by the Way)!

and Ben Kissel (The Last Podcast on the Left)!

It all goes down at 8pm on Wednesday, November 19th, at:

VFW Parisi-Torre Post No. 8903
222 22nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Note: Everything’s free except the drinks, which are cheap (and there’s no minimum), so be nice to our bartender and don’t BYOB.

See you there!

Upcoming Show: Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: PRINCE OF DARKNESS!

November 7, 2014

Hoff's Horrorfest Presents: PRINCE OF DARKNESS!

Last month’s Horrorfest show was so much fun that we’re doing it again! On Friday, November 21st, Hoff Matthews (HP5000) hosts a free comedy show and horror movie screening, featuring stand-up from Hoff and guest performer Dan Goodman (Schtick a Pole In It) followed by John Carpenter’s terrific 1987 horror flick PRINCE OF DARKNESS. There’ll be free popcorn and beer and a general atmosphere of ungodly evil!

It all goes down at 9:30pm, November 21st, at Britpack (3rd floor, 153 Lafayette, Manhattan). Be there and be SCAREDDD!

Upcoming Show: The VFW Show!

October 15, 2014

The VFW Show!

This Tuesday I move my backyard cookout show inside with The VFW Show, a free stand-up comedy show in the back room of a Brooklyn VFW hall! There’ll be free home-cooked food, cheap drinks at the bar, and hilarious stand-up from me and my guest performers, including:

Garrett Barnes!
Tim Duffy!
Sam Evans!
Jaqi Furback!
Dan Goodman!
and Rojo Perez!

It all goes down at 8pm on Tuesday, October 21st, at:

VFW Parisi-Torre Post No. 8903
222 22nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Note: Everything’s free except the drinks, which are cheap (and there’s no minimum), so be nice to our bartender and don’t BYOB.

See you there!

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