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Uptown Showdown: Save vs. Spend


Masks are encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory for this event.

Can you make it rain if you've never saved for a rainy day? Is it possible to break bread if you have no dough? Two teams of comics ponder the economy while debating whether it’s better to aim for frugal billionaire or lavish lifestyle.

This debate features Tim Barnes (Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!), Christian Finnegan (Best Week Ever), Ginny Hogan (I Finished My 20s and All I Got Was This Stupid Sobriety), Bess Kalb (Nobody Will Tell You This But Me), Nathan Min (WeCrashed), and Gianmarco Soresi (Netflix's Bonding).

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.

Due to a scheduling conflict, Jackie Fabulous will no longer be appearing at this event.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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