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Uptown Showdown: Planning It Vs. Winging It


You can't improvise a heist. Nor can you plan a meet-cute six months in advance. While these truths may be self-evident, it's also true that some of us are Marie Kondo-like masters of organization while others freewheel it like Bob Dylan. In this comic debate, we'll find out which is better: to be fastidiously future-focused or casually unconcerned about anything other than the sandwich that fate has placed in front of you.

This installment includes debaters Charlie Bardey (Exploration:Live! podcast), Ariel Elias (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Peter Grosz (Veep), Dina Hashem (Sex Lives of College Girls), Usama Siddiquee (Survival of the Thickest), and Shane Torres (The Blue Eyed Mexican).

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.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 75 minutes

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