I can’t tell if Matt Chin of Matt and Rick and My Show with Matt Chin is one of those Internet-famous guys that I just happened to miss out on amid the LOLcats and Star Wars Kids of the world, or if he’s just really good at acting like he is.
Worse yet, I can’t tell if he should be known for anything other than looking a lot like Jimmy Fallon.
None of that stopped me from watching My Show with Matt Chin, however, where he seems to generally divide his time between being obnoxiously funny (see “Action You’re On” segments, where he gets random people on the street to read statements like “I have Jen it all her pees” out loud) and bizarrely funny (that would be the “My Show the Musical” episode). Sadly, it’s not going to stop me from watching Matt and Rick either.
The Canadian duo describe themselves on the website as “two geniuses that appear to be idiots” who “always manage to get themselves in ridiculous situations but always manage to get out of them, (sometimes) unscathed”. I’m not sure exactly how they got themselves into the ridiculous situation in the debut episode, “Upside Down” (below) – where the major plot point of the 26-second-long clip is that Rick’s head is upside down – but it looks like Matt and Rick is a place for Matt Chin and Rick Thompson (the same two guys on My Show) to get thirty-second sound bites of weird humor out of their system. Frankly, it would take longer for me to write about “Upside Down” than it would for you to watch it – suffice to say that it’s, well, cute. It’s fair to say that if you liked My Show, you’ll probably like Matt and Rick, but you’ll have to check out the new episodes every Monday to know for sure.