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Uptown Showdown: Podcast Episode 4 with Janeane Garofalo, Jena Friedman, and Gabe Liedman
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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 07/01/2013 at Symphony Space.

Three more performances from Uptown Showdown, Symphony Space's comedy debate series. In this piece, actor, stand-up comic and activist Janeane Garofalo and Daily Show field producer Jena Friedman debate Summer and Winter from September 24th, 2012, while Gabe Liedman argues in favor of New Hollywood from January 9th, 2012.


The next Uptown Showdown debate (on Books vs. Movies) will be held on July 17th with Dave Hill, Janeane GarofaloAparna Nancherla (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Bridey Elliott (Funny or Die), David Rees (How to Sharpen Pencils) and more.  Hosted by Adam Goldman (The Outs).

+ About the Artists

Janeane Garofalo is a film and television actress, outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer. She has appeared in the films The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Reality Bites, and Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, among others. Janeane was also a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show, and Janeane and Ben Stiller also co-authored the best seller Feel This Book. Her Air America Radio program The Majority Report ran from 2004 to 2006. 

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, and in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.

Gabe Liedman is a writer and comedian living in New York City, and was a founding member 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 Garofalo. Gabe dabbles in standup comedy and has been featured on WTF with Marc Maron and This American Life.

Daniel Pecoraro serves as host of Uptown Showdown's podcast series in his role as Audio Intern at Symphony Space, and is also the producer and host of the quiz show The Thursday Trivia Podcast and the audio documentary series infinitespace.

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