Uptown Showdown: Fact vs. Fiction
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Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Wed, May 17, 2017 8:00pm

Did you know that we had a bigger crowd at our last Uptown Showdown than Trump had at his inauguration? It's true! After all, can anyone really say what's fact and what's fiction? We can. Hey, everyone's doing it! In our next installment, John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City), Selena Coppock (The New Rules for Blonds) and more will debate the hottest topic of the day. And no matter which team wins, we still want to thank our millions of fans.

Hosted by Matthew Love.

Note: this event was rescheduled due to snow.  Performers are subject to change.

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.


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