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Uptown Showdown: Realists Vs. Optimists

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While optimists see the sunny side, realists know excess UV exposure leads to skin cancer. During this Uptown Showdown, limitless potential meets the bottom line. And no, realists aren’t pessimists—they just know positive thinking alone won’t fix global warming.

This installment features Saurin Choksi (White Guy Talk Show), Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer), Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero), Hallie Haglund (Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas), Carmen Lynch (Inside Amy Schumer), and Kevin Townley (The Talent Show Brand Variety Show).

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 stop only when the audience decides the winner. Hosted by Matthew Love.

Performers subject to change.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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