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Buy Tickets for Uptown Showdown: Movies Vs. Books

  • Thur Oct 10, 2024
  • 7:00pm
  • In-Person Ticket
  • Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 250 95th Street
  • $17

Symphony Space / Comedy

Uptown Showdown: Movies Vs. Books

Description

The printed word goes head to head with the moving image as we explore which has more value: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as 120,000 printed words, taking up several weeks of your life; or watching one of 25 film adaptations starring your favorite Brits in period costumes making pouty faces for two hours. In this debate of paragraphs and pictures, you read, watch, and vote your way to the perfect ending!

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. Hosted by Matthew Love.

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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.

Theatre

Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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