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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.
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Tim Barnes is a comedian and television writer. He is the creator of the animated series Maurice on Mars and has contributed to Comedy Central, NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as Warped! and the recent All That reboot for Nickelodeon. He currently co-hosts the Yub Nub podcast and writes the Letters from African America newsletter on Substack.
Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever. He has also been featured on Chapelle's Show, The Good Wife, Are We There Yet?, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and is a regular fixture on Comedy Central across various series and network interstitials. His most recent comedy special, Christian Finnegan: Show Your Work, premiered in 2021.
Ginny Hogan is a writer and stand-up comedian. She is the author of the humor collections Toxic Femininity in the Workplace and I'm More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans, and she has contributed to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Cut, McSweeney's, Slate, Bustle, and Vulture, among other publications. In 2022, Hogan debuted her one-woman stand-up show I Finished My 20s and All I Got Was This Stupid Sobriety, which she performed nationwide.
Bess Kalb is the author of the bestselling memoir Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, which she is currently adapting into a film. She previously wrote for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, for which she was honored with an Emmy nomination and a WGA Award, and has also written for The New Yorker's "Daily Shouts," the Emmy Awards, the Oscars, and the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Most recently, Kalb served as head writer and executive producer for Yearly Departed on Amazon Prime.
Nathan Min is a serious comedian. As a writer, he has contributed to UCB Comedy Originals, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Joe Pera Talks With You. On screen, he has performed voiceover work for television and podcast series including Our Cartoon President, The Truth, Mission to Zyxx, and Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, among others. In 2022, Min was featured in the miniseries WeCrashed.
Gianmarco Soresi is a NY based stand-up comedian, actor and creator. His stand-up has been featured on Netflix's Bonding, PBS's Stories from the Stage, Real Housewives of New York (really), and he was the winner of Amazon's Comics Watching Comics Season 8. His first comedy special Shelf Life, directed by Emmy award winner Andy Buck, is now available on Amazon Prime and was cited by NPR as a 2020 Comedy Special Recommendation.