Uptown Showdown: Brains vs. Beauty
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Beauty fades, but nobody swipes right after seeing your 120 I.Q. In this knock-down, drag-out comedic debate with two teams of comics.  Aparna Nancherla (Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio), Shalewa Sharpe (Stay Eating Cookies), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Joel Kim Booster (Conan), Chris Duffy (You're the Expert), and Matteo Lane (Girl Code) go head-to-head to determine which makes better people--cleverness or comeliness. Whether you walk in feeling like a smart cookie or eye candy, after this witty war of words you'll know whether it's better to grasp the ineffable or just be effable.

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.

*Due to a scheduling conflict Phoebe Robinson will no longer appear at this event.

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.