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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 01/09/2012 at Symphony Space.

Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week? Podcast and Best Week Ever), Dave Hill (This American Life), Max Silvestri (Big Terrific), Gabe Delahaye (Mr. Coconuts) and Gabe Liedman (Big Terrific) square off to tackle the superiority of Old Hollywood vs. New Hollywood. Sponsored by The Onion AV Club.

+ About the Artists

Gabe Delahaye is a writer and comedian living in New York. Every month he hosts the rip-roarious comedy show Mr. Coconuts at Union Hall. Gabe also is the senior editor of and regularly produces videos with Max Silvestri. You can follow his dog on twitter @birdiepup.

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 TimesThe Huffington Post, and SalonHis 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.

Gabe Liedman is a writer and comedian living in New York City, and is one third of the Brooklyn based comedy show Big Terrific, alongside Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri. Big Terrific was named Best New Variety Show by Time Out New York, and former guests include Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman and Janeane Garofolo. Gabe dabbles in standup comedy and has been featured on WTF with Marc Maron and This American Life.

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 EverSaturday 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.

Max Silvestri, a self described comedian and person, is the second third of Big Terrific. New York Magazine labeled him as one of "Ten Comedians People Find Funny." He has written for Gawker and The Huffington Post, and also hosted VH1's video podcast Best Night Ever. Max still somehow finds time to operate both a Twitter (@maxsilvestri) and a half-completed website.

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