By The Nerdling
Matt & Dan is the web sketch comedy series you need to be watching right now. Matt Wilkas (Gayby) and Daniel Vincent Gordh (The Lizzy Bennet Diaries) write and star in the absurd and hilarious shorts tackling various subjects such as ordering pizza for a group, critiquing a new sex partner, and Kickstarter movie donations.
The two LGBTQ creators set out to put more content out that just happen to feature two gay men in an attempt to showcase comedy doesn’t have to be put in a box. Gay, straight, doesn’t matter as long as it is funny and relevant.
“Pizza Math” might be the most relatable video here for me. Going out with friends, there is always those two or three people who are on a special diet or has strange allergies and it feels like a chart is needed in order to find a place we can all eat at. Once a place is agreed upon, one person inevitably throws a monkey wrench in that plan. Fans of The Lizzy Bennet Diaries will also get a big kick out of one of the guest stars.
“Please Donate” had me in tears and the ending twist nearly sent me over the edge. Having run open houses for my realtor parents on more than one occasion, “Open House” was both horrifying and hysterical for me to watch.
Not every sketch is LGBTQ themed, but not every episode needs that element. In the end, it is all about brightening up people’s day. Just beware, it is NSFW.
Matt & Dan season one is going on right now with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.
The Nerdling was born in the majestic land known as Texas and currently resides there after several years of journeying through Middle Earth in a failed attempt to steal the one Ring from that annoying hobbit, serving the Galactic Empire for a time, and then a short stint as a crew member on the Serenity. Since moving back to her homeland, Nerdling flirted with a hero reputation. Saving children from the dangers of adoring domineering, sparkly vampires (champions with souls are the only vampires worth loving) and teaching normals the value of nerdom, all while rooting for her beloved Dallas Stars. Then came the Sokovia Accords and her short spell of saving others came to an end. With Darth Vader’s reputation rightfully returning to badass status, Nerdling is making her way back to the Empire. They do have cookies, you know. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.