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This program was recorded 09/24/2012 at Symphony Space.

Summer vs Winter

Say goodbye to summer and get ready for winter by letting two teams of very funny people debate the merits of the two seasons.  In this installment of the wacky debate series, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill (This American Life) and Brooke Van Poppelen face off against another team of comedians, writers and performers including Jena Friedman (Late Show with David Letterman, Entertaining the Bartender), Jodi Lennon (Chicago's Second City) and Adam Wade (18-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM) in this quirky take-off on the old school debate team. Hosted by storyteller and comedian Tom Shillue.

 

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Who Is Dave Hill?

It’s a question I ask myself often, which is strange considering the kind of access I have. This much I can tell you though- I am the new Hollywood “It” girl, the next Leo, America’s fresh-faced boy next door, and your new best friend all rolled into one. I am a poet, a dancer, and- perhaps most of all- a thief. Soon I am to steal your heart.

More to the point however, I am a writer, performer, musician, actor, comedy-type person, artist, and thinking man originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in the Big City, New York to be exact.

On the show business front, you might recognize me as a frequent on-air correspondent on the popular premium cable television channels HBO and Cinemax. Or maybe you saw me on Fuse TV's "Hoppus on Music," a show I am totally on all the time. I also recently starred in wildly popular “King of Miami” program on the MOJO network (a futuristic high-definition television channel that was recently destroyed in a horrible explosion) which is now airing in the United Kingdom on the futuristic Film24 channel. Or perhaps you’ve seen me on Court TV’s comedy news show “Smoking Gun TV,” which was canceled. I’ve also shown up on the popular MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV, and Spike TV networks a few times. Deal with it. Sometimes I miss being able to walk into the free clinic and stuff without being harassed by people who watch TV really late at night, but for the most part I gotta say this “fame thing” suits me well. Really, really well.

Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the country, and the world. As well, she was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Steal This Movie," "Copland," "Reality Bites," and "Duane Hopwood," as well as for her specific brand of sharp wit and comedy shown in her roles in "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Bye Bye Love," "Mystery Men," "Clay Pigeons," "The Minus Man" and "The Cable Guy," directed by her friend Ben Stiller. Ben and Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," (Ballantine May 1999). Janeane was also a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show.

Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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