At the next installment of the wacky debate series, a team including Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show) and Eric Slovin face off against Eliot Glazer (Sh*t New Yorkers Say), Ilana Glazer (Broad City) and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) to determine which is superior day or night. Hosted by storyteller and comedian Ophira Eisenberg (Ask me Another). Sponsored by The Onion AV Club.
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Uptown Showdown is a comedy debate series that tackles some of the most important issues of our time, such as which decade was the coolest-the eighties or the nineties, is cake really better than pie and who would win in a showdown pirates or ninjas? Forget about school reform and health care, these issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night....in a good way. Winner decided by the audience.
Past Performers include Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, Jessi Klein, Leo Allen, Andrea Rosen, A.D. Miles, Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue and more.
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Wyatt Cenac is a writer, comedian and actor based in New York City. He wrote for King of the Hill for several years and now writes and corresponds for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Wyatt starred in the 2008 film Medicine for Melancholy, and recently recorded a stand-up special entitled Comedy Person. You can check out his website here.
Elliott Kalan is a comedian and writer based in New York City. He currently writes for and appears on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In addition, Elliott hosts Y92Tribeca’s series Closely Watched Films and co-hosts the podcast series The Flop House. You can check him out on twitter @elliottkalan.
Eric Slovin is a comedy writer and actor based in New York City. He has written for and appeared in Saturday Night Live, Important Things with Demetri Martin, and Human Giant, just to name a few. He is one half of the comedy duo “Slovin and Allen,” which has been featured on Funny or Die, Comedy Central Presents and Premium Blend. Eric Slovin is currently too humble for a web presence.
Eliot Glazer is a writer, comedian and v. funny blogger. He performs regularly at Upright Citizens Brigade and is responsible, along with his sister Ilana, for the viral video Sh*t New Yorkers Say. He also produces the web-series It Gets Betterish, which can be viewed on his website!
Ilana Glazer is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. She performs standup regularly and is the co-creator of the webseries Broad City, which is currently in production with FX. Ilana was also nominated for Best Emerging Comic by ECNY. Wonder at her kawaii website here.
Abbi Jacobson is a comedian, writer and illustrator. She performs at Upright Citizens Brigade, and performed a solo show in 2011 called Welcome to Camp. Abbi is also the co-creator of the webseries Broad City. You can check out her p. cool swag here.
Ophira Eisenberg is a writer, comedian and actor hailing from Canada. She has appeared on Premium Blend, Fresh Faces of Comedy, and VH1’s Best Week Ever. Ophira hosts and reads regularly at The Moth, and was voted into “Ten New Comedians that People Find Funny” by New York Magazine. She’s currently working on Ask Me Another, a new NPR quiz show held at The Bell House in Brooklyn. You can check out her website here.