Matt Craig and Frank Caeti are no strangers to Charleston. After almost a decade of working together, the Los Angeles-based duo have appeared in town as part of the Second City National Touring Company as well as with their two-man show, Frankenmatt.
Caeti and Craig began working together in 2001 at Second City. After more than five years of kicking around the idea of uniting for a two-man show, the dream finally came to fruition when they both moved to L.A.
Frankenmatt is a classic comic duo. Frank, a 5'7" ball of energy, is in stark contrast to the towering 6'5" Matt Craig. Both performers are home run hitters on the stage and have some impressive resumes, including stints with iO Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and MADtv. But pedigree aside, Frankenmatt know that all that is meaningless if they can't give the audience a show worthy of their talents.
"I think you have to deliver a product that is interesting and funny," Caeti says. "Your name and your credits may get you something, but ultimately, you have to deliver."
Apparently, that's easy to do at Theatre 99. "We're interested in doing new work every time we're in Charleston, because it is such a hip, great crowd," Caeti says.