Matt Higgins | Peoples Improv Theater

Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins is an original member of Centralia, The Idiot Kings, and Burn Manhattan. His improvisation bears the indelible influence of director Shira Piven, and teachers Ralph Buckley, Paul Lazar, Josh Broder, and Paul Sills. Matt is an Andy Kaufman Award Finalist and his stand-up comedy has appeared on Comedy Central.  T.V. Credits include: The Jim Gaffigan Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Law and Order. Films include: Shadowboxer a Lee Daniels film. Under the tutelage of Seth Barrish, Matt developed his solo comedy JAM MAN STABLES. Recently, Matt and director Ed Malone are developed his newest solo venture, MATT HIGGINS IS GARY FLATLEY, which will played at The PIT April 28th and 29th. Matt’s taught improvisation for Second City (NYC), and led improv workshops at Yale School of Drama, Hampshire College, CUNY, and Temple University. He’s a founding member of UP Theater Company, and his credits with UP include: BROAD CHANNEL by James Bosley, K COMMA JOSEPH, by Kirby Fields, and ALL THE BEST INGREDIENTS, by James Bosley.

Listen below to hear more about Matt’s teaching style and improv philosophy, and to learn more about The PIT in his discussion with PIT Founder Ali Farahnakian.



Upcoming Shows
Grad Show | Level 2 | Higgins 10/14  Oct 14   7:00pm
Grad Show | Level 1 | Higgins 9/10  Sep 10   8:00pm
Grad Show | Level 2 Improv | Higgins 8/4  Aug 4   5:00pm
Grad Show | Level 3 Improv | Higgins 7/14  Jul 14   6:00pm
Upcoming Classes
Level 2 | September 11 | Matt Higgins  Sep 11 – Oct 30
Level 2 Improv | August 12 | Matt Higgins  Aug 12 – Oct 7
Level 1 Improv | July 16th | Matt Higgins  Jul 16 – Sep 3
Level 3: Improv | August 14 | Matt Higgins  Aug 14, 2018 – Oct 2, 2018