Matteson Perry is a Colorado native now living in Los Angeles where he works as a comedy writer and performer. His work can been seen in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Cosmopolitan, and on The Moth Radio Hour on NPR. His first book, "Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love, and Brunch" was published by Scribner in 2016 and the paperback comes out May 9th, 2017.
In addition to being an author, he is also a screenwriter, with two projects currently in development. Guidance, a high school comedy, is being produced by Chris and Paul Weitz’s Depth of Field Productions, (In Good Company, Admission, A Single Man) and Myriad Pictures. Seann William Scott, Leslie Bibb, and Rob Riggle will star. (http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/cannes-seann-william-scott-to-star-in-guidance/)
Cops and Robots, an action comedy, was bought by BCDF Pictures (Bachelorette, Liberal Arts). (http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/bcdf-pictures-cops-and-robots-spec/).
Matteson's essay, entitled “Uh, Honey, That’s Not Your Line” about dating a real life Manic Pixie Dream Girl was published in The New York Times Column Modern Love (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/fashion/uh-honey-thats-not-your-line.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0).
As a performer, Matteson is active in the storytelling community. He’s a two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam story telling championship and hosts the Moth Story Slam in LA. You can hear his story “Take The Bull By The Horns” on The Moth Radio Hour: http://themoth.org/posts/episodes/1404