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Upcoming Show: October’s HP5000!

October 8, 2015

HP5000This Friday, me and my fake brother Lukas Kaiser present HP5000 – Free Drinks & Comedy at Brit Pack Theater!

Featuring:
TJ (Gotham Comedy Live)
TAYLOR KETCHUM (Spike TV)
REEREE SOKO
music from ALEX CASTLE!
& much more!

It all goes down at BRIT PACK THEATER, in our new location – 34 Pell Street, 2nd Floor!

If you want to attend, you MUST RSVP. Email BRITPACKRENTALS@GMAIL.COM with the password & number of people in your party BEFORE FRIDAY, October 9th at 9pm.

This month’s password is: BANDICOOT

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!!

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: The October Double Header!

October 5, 2015

Hoff's Horrorfest Presents: The October Double Header!

Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show at Brit Pack (2nd floor, 34 Pell St., Manhattan) featuring horror movie screenings prefaced with stand-up comedy from Hoff Matthews and guest performers. This month’s installment will be at 9:30pm, Friday, October 23rd. $5 suggested donation, BYOB.

This month’s guest performers: Katie Hannigan and Zane Golia

This month’s movies: V/H/S (2012) and a surprise 2nd film to be revealed at the show!

A lot of people celebrate the Halloween season by watching horror movies. So how does a year-round horror movie screening show celebrate the Halloween season? That’s right: More horror movies. Two, to be precise. It’s the October Double Header!

First up we’ll have stand-up from Katie Hannigan, followed by the awesome 2012 found footage anthology V/H/S. Then around midnight we’ll have some more comedy from Zane Golia and reveal the second film of the night, which will remain a surprise spooky mystery secret until then.

It’s Halloween! Let’s watch some scary movies! See you on the 23rd!

–Hoff

Upcoming Show: September’s HP5000!

September 9, 2015

HP5000This Friday, me and my fake brother Lukas Kaiser present HP5000 – Free Drinks & Comedy at Brit Pack Theater!

Featuring:
SETH HERZOG (Comedy Central)
TONE BELL (NBC)
BRETT DAVIS (The Special without Brett Davis)
JAQI FURBACK (Brooklyn Comedy Festival)
NATE FERNALD (The Pete Holes Show)
MIKE POMRANZ (Tosh.0)
& more!

It all goes down at BRIT PACK THEATER, in our new location – 34 Pell Street, 2nd Floor!

If you want to attend, you MUST RSVP. Email BRITPACKRENTALS@GMAIL.COM with the password & number of people in your party BEFORE FRIDAY September 11th at 9pm.
This month’s password is: DOG WEDDING

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!!

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!

September 4, 2015

Hoff's Horrorfest Presents: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!

Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show at Brit Pack (2nd floor, 34 Pell St., Manhattan) featuring stand-up comedy from Hoff Matthews and a guest performer, followed by a horror movie screening. It’s free and BYOB. This month’s installment will be at 9:30pm, Friday, September 25th.

This month’s guest performer: Rojo Perez

This month’s movie: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

I don’t have to tell most horror fans, or even most non-fans, how important the late Wes Craven was to the genre: From Last House on the Left to A Nightmare on Elm Street to Scream, he probably helped reinvent scary movies more times over than any other director. After he passed away on Sunday I knew I wanted to show one of his films at this month’s show; the only question was which one. Since Horrorfest tends to be a good context for stuff on the weirder end of the spectrum, I settled on one of Craven’s most off-beat movies: 1991’s The People Under the Stairs. Read more…

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: DAGON featuring Cathy Humes!

August 13, 2015

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Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show at Brit Pack (NEW LOCATION: 2nd floor, 34 Pell St., Manhattan) featuring stand-up comedy from Hoff Matthews and a guest performer, followed by a horror movie screening. It’s free and BYOB. This month’s installment will be at 9:30pm, Friday, August 28th.

This month’s guest performer: Cathy Humes

This month’s movie: Dagon (2001)

H. P. Lovecraft adaptations are like pizza to me: Even when they’re bad, they’re good. I wouldn’t argue that The Unnamable is a great cinematic achievement, but I still enjoy its cheesy parade of tropes. However, I’m also from Connecticut, home of the best pizza in America, so I appreciate that when something that’s good when it’s bad is good, it’s great. And Dagon is some real good pizza. Maybe not Sally’s good, but probably on the level of Modern. Read more…

Upcoming Show: August’s HP5000!

August 12, 2015

HP5000This Friday, August 14th, my fake brother Lukas Kaiser and I present this month’s installment of HP5000 – Free Drinks & Comedy at Brit Pack Theater!

This month’s show features:
RELL BATTLE!
KATIE HANNIGAN!
AARON GLASER!
NAT TOWSEN!
& MORE!

It all goes down at BRIT PACK THEATER, in our new location: 34 Pell Street, 2nd Floor!

If you want to attend, you MUST RSVP. Email BRITPACKRENTALS@GMAIL.COM with the password & number of people in your party BEFORE FRIDAY August 14h at 9pm.

This month’s password is: FALSE FLAG

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!!

 

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: UNCLE SAM + Q&A w/Director WILLIAM LUSTIG!

July 10, 2015

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UPDATE: A previous version of this page listed this event as taking place at Brit Pack’s new location on Pell St., but the show will actually be happening on the 3rd floor of 153 Lafayette St. in Manhattan.

Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show at Brit Pack (3rd floor, 153 Lafayette St., Manhattan) featuring stand-up comedy followed by a horror movie screening and, in this case, a director Q&A! It’s free and BYOB. This month’s installment will be at 10:30pm, Friday, July 31st.

This month’s movie: Uncle Sam (1996)

This month’s guest: William Lustig, director of Uncle Sam

The dog days of summer are upon us, and after the vacation-by-the-lake hijinks of Friday the 13th Part 3 I’m now moving on to some seasonal Independence Day patriotism with Uncle Sam, a supernatural slasher flick about a deceased Gulf War vet who returns from the grave to terrorize some insufficiently America-loving townsfolk! It’s an energetic shocker laced with ahead-of-its-time social satire and boasts a great cast that includes Isaac Hayes, Robert Forster, Timothy Bottoms and P.J. Soles.

And as if that weren’t enough, William Lustig–director of Uncle Sam as well as of the Maniac Cop films, Maniac, Vigilante, and many others–will be joining us after the movie for a Q&A! He was super fun when I had him on for my Maniac Cop 2 screening and I’m thrilled to have him back. Friday, July 31st! See you there!

–Hoff