Alumni Events

An Evening of Laughs with Matt Friend ’16

Join your fellow alumni and the Alumni Office for an evening of laughs supporting Matt Friend ’16 on Friday, November 10!
City Winery Chicago
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
5 p.m. Doors | 7 p.m. Start
Your $15 registration includes the comedy show (we have secured three large tables together) and your first drink (wine, beer, soda). Additional drinks and food will be available for you to purchase.
There are a limited number of seats available so we encourage you to register early! Tickets are non-refundable.
If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at or 773.797.5513.
Matthew Friend graduated from Parker in 2016 and from NYU’s Gallatin School in 2020, but his love of comedy and entertainment was sparked when he was four years old. He had watched Austin Powers (yes, as a four-year-old) and started mimicking the characters’ voices—and the rest was history.
To date, Friend has more than a million followers across all social platforms: TikTok, Snap, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. He has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, the Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC’s New York Live TV, Good Day LA, Good Day NY, Good Morning Washington and WGN. In 2019, Friend won Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience at Carolines on Broadway. Friend’s repertoire includes more than 250 impressions ranging from Rami Malek to Timothee Chalamet. Friend headlined a sold-out crowd at Carolines on Broadway as part of Carolines’ Breakout Artist Series. Friend has voiced two characters for The Simpsons and is currently in the process of recording original characters for Family Guy.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.