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This program was recorded 09/10/2013 at Symphony Space.

This installment features debaters Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?), Sam Seder (Majority Report), Ted Travelstead (Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk), Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me AnotherScrew Everyone), Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately), Dave Hill (Tasteful Nudes) and more.  Hosted by Matthew Love (Time Out New York).

+ About the Artists

Sam Seder is a comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and talk radio host. His works include the film Who's the Caboose? (1997) as well as the television shows Beat Cops (2001) . He also appeared in Next Stop Wonderland (1998). Seder also made guest appearances on Sex In The City (2000) and America Undercover (2005).

 

Julie Klausner is the host of the How Was Your Week? podcast that was recently named one of the 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment by Rolling Stone. As a writer she has written for Best Week Ever, Saturday Night Live,McSweeney's, and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She also writes the hilarious and popular Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recap for New York Magazine and is the author of the book I Don't Care About Your Band, which has been optioned by Will Ferrell for HBO.

Dave Hill is a writer, performer, musician, actor and frequent contributor toThis American Life. He is also the host of the podcast Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident and is a regular HBO and Cinemax host. He has written for several publications including the New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Salon. His book Tasteful Nudes:...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation will be published in May. He's also a member of at least five rock bands.

Ophira Eisenberg is the host of NPR's Ask Me Another. A familiar face in the comedy world, Eisenberg moved to New York in 2001 from Canada and performs stand-up regularly at comedy clubs in the city as well as headlines across the United States, Canada and Europe. She tours as a host and storyteller with The Moth and is featured on The Moth Radio Hour and podcast. Selected as one of New York Magazine's "Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny," and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a "bleakly stylish" sense of humor, Ophira has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, The Today Show, VH-1 and more. Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, was recently optioned by Zucker Productions for a feature film.

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of Punk’d on MTV and Fashion Police on E!. That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’s house. Jealous? Guy also writes for the “Gay Voices” section of The Huffington Post and occasionally makes web vidoes where he dances around without his shirt on.

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