Beth Hoyt is an actor, comedian, host, writer and singer/model (no, not those last two) living in New York. She currently works as the host and writer of My Damn Channel Live, with a live show every weekday at 4.
She moved to Manhattan after graduating from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theater Performance in 2005. She blocked out those next few years of cocktail waitressing and free, bad theater. The memories start coming back around the time she moved to Brooklyn, and was cast in a new Christopher Durang play at The Flea Theater. This is the same time that she was host of Funny Pet News on Zootoo TV. Not good, but at least a step up from working at a dog and cat apparel store called Dogma Catmantu, which is a true thing she did in college.
Beth continued to do more theater at the Flea and worked with Clubbed Thumb and New Georges and again with Christopher Durang in a new piece at 59E59 Theater. She spent a lot of time in the theater with Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith in Radio Play (Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, in NYC at Ars Nova and PS 122) and in the play Transition (Portland’s TBA Festival, Seattle’s On The Boards, and NYC’s Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater).
Beth created the really awesome, not-too-ambitious web series Shut Up, Beth! with Trish Nelson. Season two – tentatively titled F**k You, Beth!— is in the works. She appears inJenny and Reggie and the web series Gay’s Anatomy. Beth also maybe has a few lines in the upcoming film The Bachelorette and is in some commercials; she writes for Brokelyn.com.
Beth and Trish also co-host the weekly comedy/variety show called Big Effing Deal! in the East Village (Upstairs at 2A). It’s a fun show and it’s free- you should come.