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Saturday, January 14 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Uptown Showdown Debate: Childhood vs. Adulthood with Michael Ian Black, Jo Firestone, Dave Hill, Aparna Nancherla, Michael Showalter and Brent Weinbach, hosted by Kate Willett

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In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which side of some arbitrary topic is BETTER. Debaters will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time, and you the audience will decide the winner! $30

Performers
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, Last Comic Standing 6 (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field and directed "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include “The Baxter,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “They Came Together.” Michael has co-created numerous television projects... Read More →
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Brent Weinbach

Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy.  He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack,and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central ("The Meltdown," "@midnight," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), IFC... Read More →
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett has been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and is a regular opener for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally.  You might have seen her on Fusion TV or heard her on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s was named a top “Artist to Watch in 2016” by SF Weekly, has opened for comedians like Kyle... Read More →



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