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Uptown Showdown: Brains vs. Brawn


Would you trust Vin Diesel to take your math test or Bill Gates to rescue you from a burning building? This month's comic debate is an age-old battle of geeks against jocks, as the audience decides whether it's best to live in a world of brutes with admirable pecs or Plato-quoting smarties who won't survive the zombie apocalypse.

This installment features Guy Branum (The Mindy Project), Robin Gelfenbien (Yum's the Word), Sam Kebede (Lack History), Kenice Mobley (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Gabe Mollica (This American Life), and Rojo Perez (Survival of the Thickest)!

The popular comedy debate series invites two teams of funny folks from the worlds of stand-up and late-night television to tackle topics of great importance to pop culture, such as which pet is superior—cats or dogs—and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable? The verbal sparring and all-around absurdity only stop when the audience decides the winner.

Due to a scheduling conflict Christi Chiello will no longer appear at this event.

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Past Performers include
Elna Baker, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Guy Branum, Wyatt Cenac, Ronny Chieng, Jo Firestone, John Fugelsang, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, Ilana Glazer, Josh Gondelman, Dave Hill, Maeve Higgins, Mehran Khaghani, Julie Klausner, Hasan Minhaj, Aparna Nancherla, Kristen Schaal, Baratunde Thurston, Kevin Townley, Michael Showalter, Dan Soder, Bowen Yang, Sasheer Zamata, and many more.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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