Cool & Smart

Which one is Cool? Which one is Smart?

They are both ‘&’.

Matt Young and Barney Pollock started working together in 2017 having met in one of the coolest most underground places; an improv class.

Together, they have toured their acclaimed sketch show Paradise selling out seasons in Melbourne and Perth, performed monthly as part of a performance residency at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre; with the highest average attendance of any show at the venue and were once promised a $10,000 an episode web series by a major online distributor that manifested into an unsupported Tiktok account where they still managed to clock up over 60k likes and 300k views.

Separately, Matt has appeared on the Amazon Prime hit series Deadlock and received a Best Teacher nomination from the TIC community.

Barney is an ensemble member on Channel 10/Working Dog's Thank God You're Here and will appear on ABC comedy's White Fever in 2024.

“High energy, satirical, and downright bizarre.”
– Fringefeed  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Genuinely hilarious...undeniable chemistry.”
– Isolated Nation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🏆 Tournament of Teams Winners  🏆

🏆 Best Team Nominees 🏆


Cool & Smart
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    Cool & Smart
    Friday, May 3, 2024

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