With Hot Pants, Cold Feet, Matthews and Smith celebrate their sixth show and 10th anniversary as a comedy team. They first met as students at The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School through New York University. On the first day of class, Will was amazed by Cassandra's comedic skill and physical grace. Three years later, Cassandra noticed that Will was in the room. Few meetings (Burns & Allen, Monsanto & corn) have changed the face of comedy more. Upon graduation, they wrote and performed their first sketch comedy show at the St. Marks Theater in New York City's East Village. It was at midnight and they handed out free beers to anyone who showed up. Will was convinced that they had reached the heights of artistic expression, but Cassandra yearned for more. Since those humble and vaguely illegal beginnings (do you really need a liquor license in the East Village?), they have gone on to write and perform sketch shows at the New York International Fringe Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, the ACME Comedy Theater, and iO West. Most recently, they created their first short film, The Mystery of Edward's Manor.
Will Matthews has been a series regular on MTV’s “Punk’d”, “Rick & Steve” (an animated series) on Logo, and is currently recurring on ABC’s “The Middle”. His plays and sketch comedy have been produced at the New York International Fringe Festival, Dad's Garage Theater in Georgia, the Asylum Theater in Las Vegas, and the iO West and ACME, in Hollywood. He studied improv at UCB and holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is represented by David Rudy at Armada Partners.
Cassandra Smith is an actress and writer. She recently completed shooting the feature film The Fall of 1980. Other favorite projects include her short film, Skate Great!, (co-written and produced with Ryan Lonergan) which is available for development and New York's Off Broadway hit The Donkey Show. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at Atlantic Theatre Company and The Experimental Theatre Wing (Amsterdam).