Check out this poignant piece by our friend Maeve Higgins.
It’s been a year of loneliness and isolation. In 2021, we’ll celebrate.
A Comedy Debate Series
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/UptownShowdown?feature=watch Two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off in head-to-head debates that tackle some of the most important issues humanity has ever wrestled with, such as the deathless dichotomies of Cats v.
Dogs, Old v. New Hollywood and Other Things We Will Think of in the Near Future. Forget about Universal Health Care and Iowa Straw Polls. These issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night. Past Performers include Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Kurt Braunohler, Janeane Garofalo, Jena Friedman, Brooke Van Poppelen, Eric Slovin, Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Adam Wade, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, Jessi Klein, Leo Allen, Andrea Rosen, A.D. Miles, Christian Finnegan, Elna Baker, Jackie Hoffman, Jon Glaser, Chris Gethard, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue, Cintra Wilson and more.
Check out this poignant piece by our friend Maeve Higgins.
It’s been a year of loneliness and isolation. In 2021, we’ll celebrate.
Merry Christmas from Black Santa!
Black Santa on the defensive when challenged about his diversity hiring record. @TheDailyShow exclusive. 31 More Days of Being Home For The Holidays @ComedyCentral
We are excited to once again be a part of Sketchfest. This year it's one big blowout virtual show and we are thrilled to be included. Tickets are on sale now.
SF Sketchfest is pleased to announce Festpocalypse!, the virtual comedy event of the year. Join us for an epic smorgasbord of all-star SF Sketchfest alumni coming together for one live-streamed show to celebrate 20 years of the festival. With comedy sketches, improvised scenes, game shows, ridiculous debates, musical performances and chats with entertainment icons, the show will feature all NEW performances and appearances from an ever-growing roster of some of the most beloved names in comedy, film and television. Featuring performers from many of the biggest comedy shows of all time including “The Kids in the Hall,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The State,” “Mr. Show,” “The Upright Citizens Brigade,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Glee,” “The Mighty Boosh,” “Portlandia,” “The Office,” “Schitt’s Creek,” and “Impractical Jokers.” The show will be streamed live on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET, and ticket-buyers will have the ability to watch a replay of the event through Monday, February 1st at 11:59pm PT.
With tickets starting at a low $20, this virtual event will help raise funds to keep SF Sketchfest, a fiercely independent and locally grown small business, afloat during the ongoing Covid-19 shutdown. The inability to present live shows for much of 2020 and into 2021 means that SF Sketchfest must generate revenue to be able to hold out and come back strong with a live in-person 20th festival. Fans can support the festival further by buying various tiered tickets that include a virtual VIP afterparty with select performers from the show and special one-of-a-kind merch and swag items. (Lineup subject to change) Artwork by the amazing Ryan Berkley https://www.sfsketchfest.com
Check out past debater Ronny Chieng and Phoebe Robinson on her new podcast.
Hey boo boos! 'Nother hot episode coming at ya and it's a goodie!. You know our guest from "The Daily Show," Crazy Rich Asians," and more and I'm sitting down with him to discuss something everyone goes through: career changes! Of course, my guest is Ronny Chieng. It's a good ass episode with lots of great audience questions and getting real about following your dreams. Enjoy!
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Did you miss our last debate Naughty Vs. Nice? You can still catch the show on-demand until December 17. Check it out!
This event is available to purchase and view through December 17.
Huge thanks to Catherine Cohen, Calise Hawkins, Dave Hill, Mehran Khaghani, Adam Lowitt, and Blythe Roberson for such a great night at Uptown Showdown. It was SOOO great to laugh so much!
Our friend Dave Hill wants you to join us for the next Uptown Showdown debate on Thursday. Naughty by nature. Nice by choice.
This Thursday, Dec 3, join comedians Catherine Cohen, Calise Hawkins, Dave Hill, Mehran Khaghani, Adam Lowitt, and Blythe Roberson as they debate whether the jolly fat man’s rubric of reward and punishment is really all it's cracked up to be. Uptown Showdown: Naughty vs. Nice. Tickets at https://bit.ly/36sgs5v
The delightful and hilarious Catherine Cohen joins our stellar lineup for UPTOWN SHOWDOWN: NAUGHTY VS. NICE this Thursday, December 3. Nice people will buy a ticket. Naughty people will snatch an old lady's groceries, resist arrest and watch the show in a holding cell over the shoulder of some Nice person.
Congrats to our friend Jessica Delfino on her new joke book and for breaking the top 100 on Amazon. We can all use a little more laughter in our lives right now.
This Thanksgiving many of us are spending it with the people we are living with, but is it better to spend it with family or friends? Should you have cake or pie? Check out our Youtube channel and let our skilled debaters argue for their side.
As we gear up for the holidays, Dave Hill, Adam Wade, Joel Kim Booster, Matteo Lane, Aparna Nancherla and Claudia Cogan tackle the age-old question: which de...
Last year on November 20 our stellar debaters took on the topic of City Livin' Vs. Country Dwellin'. Oh, how times have changed. This makes us miss our stages.
In another blow to the American farmer, Team City eked out a win at last night's Uptown Showdown! Aiding the concrete jungle comedians (Negin Farsad, Tami Sagher, and Shalewa Sharpe, LLC) to victory were characters like: the rat who terrorizes Tompkins Square Park; several cute dogs; and every bodega owner in Brooklyn. Join us next time at Uptown Showdown: Realists vs. Optimists!
Happy Birthday, Carolyn Castiglia! You will always be a rockstar.
Sales of high heels have plummeted as sales for sweatpants have gone through the roof. Michael Ian Black breaks down the pros of comfortable vs. fashion in this Uptown Showdown classic. Enjoy!
Michael Ian Black, Tom Shillue and Tom Cavanagh face off against Elna Baker, Dave Hill and Kevin Townley in a head-to-head debate that tackles the important ...
What advice would you give your pre-pandemic self? A few of our Uptown Showdown comedy friends answer that question in Vulture.
“Don’t cancel any shows. Talk to everyone — you are about to essentially lose your personality.”
BIG thanks to Michael Ian Black, Chase Mitchell, Aparna Nancherla, Kevin Townley, Myq Kaplan, and Kate Willett
for last night's hysterical reprieve from election anxiety. Wow, was it great to laugh about silly stuff. #uptownshowdown
If you're currently color-coding the vegetables in your crisper drawer watch this video with the great Marie Kondo and then join us tomorrow for UPTOWN SHOWDOWN: NEAT FREAKS VS. PACK RATS.
'Tidying Up' host Marie Kondo helps Stephen determine which items inside his cluttered 'Late Show' desk spark joy. Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE:...
If "going to the Container Store" means digging through your neighbor's recycling for Amazon boxes check out this video which explain why the Neat Freak love to organize in preparation for our next debate UPTOWN SHOWDOWN: NEAT FREAKS VS. PACK RATS
The only thing that is lowering my stress level right now is organizing in rainbow order. Thanks Home Edit ️🌈 2020 is a weird year. We promise to continue ...
Seth Meyers quizzes past debater and Late Night writer Karen Chee
Seth Meyers quizzes 20-something Late Night writer Karen Chee on how many things from the past she can recognize, like Tammy Faye Bakker and Max Headroom, wh...
Check out past debater and SNL star Bowen Yang on the NPR podcast "It's Been A Minute." "The more you see (these queer sketches) the more you get used to it."
NPR's Sam Sanders, host of the NPR podcast It's Been A Minute, talks to comedian Bowen Yang about the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, and navigating queer and Asian identities on the show.
Happy Birthday @Myq Kaplan. Have a great show tonight. Say hi to Josh Gondelman for us. We miss seeing you both.
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We are thrilled to announce that we've just added Kerry Coddett and Michael Ian Black to our next debate on October 29th. The "Pack Rats" go head-to-head with "Neat Freaks." The show will be potentially lifesaving for Pack Rats currently trapped under an avalanche of unread New Yorkers. Join us! https://bit.ly/2RZMrSP
On October 27 Maria Bamford, Chase Mitchell, Aparna Nancherla, and more square off at VIRTUAL UPTOWN SHOWDOWN: NEAT FREAKS VS. PACK RATS--a digital edition of our comedic debate series. It's the neatnik disciples of Marie Kondo against the hoarding heirs of Grey Gardens. Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2RZMrSP
Happy Birthday to Janeane Garofalo!! We look forward to bringing Uptown Showdown back to the stage and to more fiery debates from Janeane.
This classic debate from Wyatt Cenac is always worth a rewatch. Wyatt will be hosting our New York City Selected Shorts event in December. Click here for more info: https://bit.ly/3iwSytj #FlashbackFriday
Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show) and Eric Slovin face off against Eliot Glazer (Sh*t New Yorkers Say), Ilana Glazer (Broad City) ...
Check out our friend Michael Ian Black's reading list in the NY Times. We are also big fans of napping and books. Future Uptown Showdown topic Napping Vs Reading?
“Just tell me who did it.”
Save the date! Our next online Uptown Showdown Pack Rats Vs. Neat Freaks will be on October 29 at 7pm. Stay tuned for more info on the debaters. It's going to be a stellar lineup.
Trying to decide whether to go out or stay in this weekend? Check out this classic video of Maeve Higgins and then make up you mind. #FlashbackFriday
This installment features Michael Ian Black (The State, Stella), Jon Ronson (author of The Men Who Stare at Goats), Irish comedian Maeve Higgins, Bridey Elli...
Check out our friends Dave Hill and Jordan Carlos in their new movie that is streaming free on Amazon.
Decades after their last hit, the Heartthrob Boyz find themselves out of time, out of cash, and out of shape as they attempt to finish the album they hope returns them to glory.
Love this story about our friends Josh Gondelman and Matt Koff. Twitter peer pressure is a real thing!
But you should still sign the petition.
It's great to be able to still enjoy live comedy in NYC!
The club Stand Up NY is staging 40 shows a week across the city. Performing in parks raises the stakes for comedians and audiences alike.
Happy Birthday Jen Kirkman!
You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to face-off on a ch...
Congrats to Travon Free on for this exciting cast news for his spy movie.
Apple has asserted itself once again on the film side, winning an auction for an untitled Africa-set thriller that Idris Elba will star in. He will produce the film with Genre Films’ Simon Ki…
Rent video of Uptown Showdown at Sketchfest. In this edition of Uptown Showdown, debaters go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time: which is better, The Future or The Past? With Kevin Allison, Greg Behrendt, Michael Ian Black, Tom Lenk, Aparna Nancherla and Andrea Savage, hosted by Kevin Whittinghill.
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