COMIC / WRITER / COMIC WRITER
Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York with his wife, daughter and step-dog. Moody has made numerous TV appearances, highlighted by scintillating sets on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Moody was born “Matthew” in Syracuse, NY, into a boisterous household with six siblings. (Somebody had to get a nickname, and it was him.) Moody began doing comedy in 1992 after his music and astronaut careers stalled. He soon distinguished himself as an original and was hired by Syracuse’s top radio show to cover sports and write jokes, two of his loves. After six years of performing regionally Moody traded square footage for more comedy opportunities and moved to New York City.
This millennium has been good to Moody: he’s also been featured on Last Comic Standing; Star Search (the 2003 reboot); America’s Got Talent; and Gotham Comedy Live. He’s a regular at some of the best clubs in the land, and has performed on three continents.
Moody’s material is described as smart and universal without being trite. Couple that with a disarming stage presence & in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to “go up cold” and turn a dormant setting into a lively comedy room. From pubs to country clubs to corporate outings, he will brighten any event.
Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
TV: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); America’s Got Talent (NBC); Last Comic Standing IV (NBC); Star Search 2003 (CBS); Gotham Comedy Live (AXStv); Comedy.TV; The Early Show (CBS); The Bob & Tom Show (WGN); MSG Network; Style Network; Comcast Comedy Spotlight; CTV (Canada)
CLUBS: Dangerfields; Gotham; Comic Strip Live; Eastville; Syracuse Funny Bone; Hilarities; Helium; Absolute Comedy; Royal Caribbean.
ETC.: SAG/AFTRA member; trained at Joanna Beckson’s Acting Studio; performed comedy in China and now speaks 3 words of Mandarin.