Uptown Showdown with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Babies vs Old People
At the next installment of the wacky debate series, a team including Hot Tub's Kristen Schaal (30 Rock and Flight of the Concords) and Kurt Braunohler (host of IFC's new comedy game show Bunk) face off against a team led by Christian Finnegan (VH1's Best Week Ever) with Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Bob Powers (Happy Cruelty Day) in this quirky take-off on the old school debate team. Hosted by Matthew Love (Comedy Editor Time Out New York).
This event is sold out. A limited amount of tickets will be released at the door. Buy your tickets now for the next Uptown Showdown on September 24!
Voted "Best Comedy Show" in 2012 by New York Magazine.
Every other month Uptown Showdown brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to go head-to-head on a variety of topics, such as which pet is superior cats or dogs and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable? Debaters will argue these lingering questions, drawing from historical fact and personal opinion in equal measure, and with plenty of audience participation. 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.
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Kristen Schaal is best known for her roles in Flight of the Conchords, Bob's Burgers, and 30 Rock. She is also the winner of several awards, including Best Female Stand-up at the 2006 Nightlife Awards in New York and the Andy Kaufman Award (hosted by the New York Comedy Festival).
Kurt Braunohler is the host of IFC's new comedy game show Bunk. With Kristen Schaal, he was nominated for the IF Comedy "Best Comedy Show Award" in 2008 for their show Double Down Hearts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Christian Finnegan's television credits include VH1's Best Week Ever and his own half hour special Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan. Finnegan can currently be seen in the TBS series Are We There Yet.
Myq Kaplan has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, as well as his own half hour special Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan. He was a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and a finalist in Comedy Central's competition Open Mic Fight. Kaplan's CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes' top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010.
Matthew Love is a Brooklyn-based writer who is currently the Books and Comedy editor at Time Out New York. In addition, he's covered books, comedy, theater and New York culture for The Onion AV Club, The Village Voice and Comedians Magazine.
Bob Powers is the author of Happy Cruelty Day, inspired by his website www.girlsarepretty.com. Powers also wrote You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero; The Terrible, Horrible Temp-To-Perm Debacle and his latest The Werewolf's Guide to Life - a Manual for the Newly Bitten, an essential guide for new and existing werewolves!
Past Performers include Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Wyatt Cenac, Eric Slovin, Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, Jessi Klein, Leo Allen, Andrea Rosen, A.D. Miles, Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue and more.