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Buy Tickets for Uptown Showdown: Text Vs. Talk

  • Tue Jun 14, 2022
  • 7:30pm
  • In-Person Ticket
  • Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 250 95th Street
  • $16 - $16
  • Tue Jun 14, 2022
  • 7:30pm
  • Livestream Ticket
  • Livestream
  • $16 - $16

Symphony Space / Comedy

Uptown Showdown: Text Vs. Talk


We are born crying, which is proof the voice is humanity's oldest communication tool. While much quieter, the written word is also pretty useful, and almost as old. So in a world of increasingly diverging options—Slack or Clubhouse, print or podcasts, voicemail or SMS—which is better? Would we fare better in an endless echo chamber or some soundless realm of paper and screens? Come hear six comics present oral arguments with Powerpoint presentations, immediately rendering each of them hypocrites.

This installment features John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer), Dave Hill (The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour), Carmen Lynch (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Rojo Perez (Entre Nos: Spot On), and more!

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 are subject to change.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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