World Scrabble Champion And Comedian Takes His Dark Tale To The Stage
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Matt Graham, a comedian once known in the Boston comic realm as the master of "non stand-up stand-up," has one of the most daunting resumes we've ever seen. He rubbed elbows with Louis CK and Janeane Garofalo on the comedy circuit in the 1980s, then made appearances on Conan O'Brien, wrote for SNL and even earned the admiration of podcast curmudgeon Marc Maron.
But Graham recently took an eight-year hiatus from comedy, devoting himself to two of his other impressive talents -- Scrabble and NCAA basketball. Back in 1997, Graham placed second at the World Scrabble Championship. Then at the age of 40, he tried out for Hunter College's Division II basketball team.
If these experiences weren't enough, Graham, who has battled with alcoholism and depression over the years, has recently added "Theatrical Performer" to his list of professional achievements. After avoiding the crowded platform of comedy clubs for nearly a decade, he wrote a one-man show, titled "This Too Shall Su
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