Comb-over or Pantsuit?
Infantile Narcissist or Scheming Insider?
The 2016 election is shaping up to be the most divisive and controversial campaign in modern history, and Uptown Showdown is here to flip your established visions of the candidates on their heads.
A terrific cast of comedians including Peter Grosz (Late Night With Seth Meyers), Kevin Allison (Risk!), Dan Wilbur (Better Book Titles), Halle Kiefer (Vulture), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), and Emma Willmann (First Time podcast) take to the podium to debate the future of our country and nothing less than civilization itself. You'll leave knowing which box you'll tick in November, and after some laughs and a few drinks, it might not be for the gal you walked in with....
You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to argue a chosen topic, 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 silliness and 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.
Voted "Best Comedy Show of 2012" by New York Magazine
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Past Performers include Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Jackie Hoffman, David Wain, Sasheer Zamata, Brooks Wheelan, Jon Glaser, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, A.D. Miles, Christian Finnegan, Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue and more.
*Due to a scheduling conflict Brooke Van Poppelen will no longer be appearing at this event.