Kevin and Matt Geek Out about Shark Cinema!

A special multi-media shark cinema show with comedian Kevin Maher and filmmaker Matt Glasson
Date: Thursday, August 9
Time: 8:00
Admission: $10
Produced by Morbid Anatomy

Tonight, join comedian Kevin Maher and filmmaker Matt Glasson will for “Kevin and Matt Geek Out about SHARK CINEMA!”, an obsessive look at dozens of classic (and some not-so-classic) movies that preceded and followed in the wake of the biggest great white baddie of them all: JAWS. The hosts revisit the all-but-forgotten pre-JAWS films (dating back to the 1930’s). They sink their teeth into JAWSPLOITATION knock-offs, the sanctioned sequels, cable-TV documentaries and more contemporary CGI shark movies. Kevin and Matt also dissect the films that tried to be the next big blockbuster by substituting a Great White with a giant alligator, a man-eating octopus or a killer grizzly bear. Plus they showcase jaw-dropping clips from films that feature gratuitous shark scenes in non-Shark movies. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Shark geek-out without looking back at the hit TV show that literally jumped the shark.


  • The Italian JAWS that Universal banned from the U.S.
  • The inevitable JAWS-inspired mermaid porno: GUMS.
  • Incredible scenes of sharks going against zombies, superheroes, giant apes, Jackie Chan, Burt Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, the Olsen Twins and, of course, the Harlem Globetrotters.

In this special 70-minute presentation the AUDIENCE DECIDES which clips they’ll get to see. Come to the show and you’ll determine whether they screen a clip of Bo Derek in ORCA THE KILLER WHALE or Karen Black from KILLER FISH.

Kevin Maher is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer whose work has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, FEARnet and Nickelodeon. He’s created five web-series, including AMC’s “The Sci Fi Department” (short-listed for a Webby) and the upcoming “Grown-Up Words” for Nick-at-Nite. He hosts the NYC variety show “Kevin Geeks Out” with theme-nights celebrating Bigfoot, Dummy Deaths, Video Games, Alien Encounters and Visions of the Future. On a dare, Kevin once wrote 100 haiku about Batman. For more:

After seeing a theatrical double-bill of JAWS and JAWS 2 as a child and being delightfully traumatized, Matt Glasson became obsessed with movies that unleashed the hidden terror from the deep blue sea (and yes, he was a fan of DEEP BLUE SEA as well). When he’s not watching shark movies, Matt works as a video editor, shooter and a film director. In 2011, he made his feature debut wearing multiple hats as writer/director/actor/editor with the film LOVE STALKER. He loves cats. For more:”

Kevin Geeks Out is the comedy-variety show created by writer-comedian Kevin Maher – a confabulation of vintage film clips and videos, new finds, guest experts, games and curiosities. To geek out with Kevin you don’t need to be a geek, you just need to love cool stuff. Since 2008, Kevin has geeked out with 26 different installments of his video variety night to fill those gaps in your education about Bigfoot! – Robots! – Video Games! – Frankenstein! – Batman! – KISS! – Vincent Price! – Wrasslin’! – and Dummy Deaths! His shows have been critics’ picks in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Gothamist, The New York Times’ “Urban Eye”…and what other comedy show can you name that’s been featured in Scientific American Online?

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