Matthew Schmid (instructor)

Matthew Schmid is a comedy writer and performer based in Philadelphia, PA and a member of the PHIT Comedy house team The Flat Earth and the duo The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie.

The Flat Earth has traveled extensively to festivals all across North America including the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (2016’s runner-up for Producer’s Pick), Montreal Sketchfest (2016’s Best New Act), San Francisco Sketchfest, and Chicago Sketchfest. The Flat Earth’s 2014 video “Burr” was a viral hit and featured in Nerdist and Huffington Post’s Funniest Moments Of 2014 list.

The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie have been featured on The AV Club, opened for national acts such as Emo Phillips, Brent Weinbach, and DJ Douggpound and have performed in the Toronto Sketch Fest, Montreal Sketchfest, and New York Comedy Festival.

Matthew has been teaching at the Phit Comedy since 2014 and has taught workshops at festivals and theaters all across North America.

Matthew’s writing can also be found on McSweeney’s, OkCupid’s blog, and Nerdist’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Podcast. He is also the host of The Sketch Comedy Writer’s Podcast on the Rocket Podcast Network.