Past debater Ronny Chieng has a suggestion for Marvel.
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.
Past debater Ronny Chieng has a suggestion for Marvel.
What is more important to you this summer looking stylish or feeling comfortable? A look back at some fun photos from our first season. #FashionVsComfort
"Mainly, though, I’m happy and relieved to live in America’s biggest city, a liberal place where I can have the life I want. I’m one of more than three million immigrants in this sanctuary city, and I feel like it’s a place where people live and let live. We care about each other, too."
Maeve Higgins, writer, comedian, and an Uptown Showdown favorite, penned a beautiful op-ed for the New York Times:
I just went to Lower Manhattan.
These are fantastic!
Fake audition videos on Twitter are turning tired Hollywood tropes into comedy hits.
At our Books vs. Movies debate, "Team Books" reigned superior. Which side on the debate are you on? Are you getting in that beach reading or checking out summer flicks?
Check out the arguments at our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2NgejlN
Books vs. Movies: The Age-Old Debate Posted on March 19, 2018 by libmedia The Mountain Between Us, It, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonder, My Cousin Rachel. These films released in 2017 have one thing in common, and you may have guessed it already: They were all books that were later adapted into....
Happy Gay Pride, NYC!
Gay Pride 2019 NYC promises to be the biggest party ever, with the Pride March, WorldPride celebration & Stonewall 50th anniversary.
13.5 Million Americans Tune In To Watch Animal Planet’s ‘Puppy Parley’ During DNC Debate Halftime Show
MIAMI—Calling the program an “adorable” and “pooch-tastic” alternative to NBC’s broadcast, 13.5 million Americans reportedly tuned in Wednesday night to watch Animal Planet’s Puppy Parley during the DNC Debate Halftime Show. “Normally I don’t like politics, but when I saw all the c...
Happy Birthday, Matteo Lane!
Stand-up comedian Matteo Lane breaks down the internal process of the barista who genuinely thought his name was \'Potato.\' Subscribe To \'The Late Show\' Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube For more content from \'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert\', click HERE: http://bit.ly/1AKISnR Watch...
Are you watching the debates tonight? Our friend Christian Finnegan is hosting a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" style viewing party tonight at QED: A Place to Show & Tell.
Bars across the city are hosting their own 2020 Democratic presidential debate viewing parties.
One of the nicest and funniest guys we know Josh Gondelman takes the stage for NPR's Ask Me Another with another charming and hilarious friend Ophira Eisenberg. Check it out!
In honor of the longest day of the year, we look back at Ilana Glazer's killer argument about why the day is superior to night! #FlashbackFriday
Advice from two of our past debaters!
The Child Mind Institute is running a 2019 #MyYoungerSelf social media campaign to help end the stigma of mental health and learning disorders and a slew […]
This year's panel of judges for NPR's Summer Reading Poll is full of some of our favorite funny people! Aparna Nancherla, Samantha Irby, Alexandra Petri, and Guy Branum will be helping to curate the final list of 100 funny reads.
We've got fantastic judges for this year's summer reader poll! Alexandra Petri, Aparna Nancherla, Guy Branum and Samantha Irby will take your votes and curate a final list of 100 side-splitting reads.
Wishing Michael Showalter (and his cats) and very Happy Birthday today!
Happy Father's Day!
Including one wonderful question about the App Store.
Starting plan your summer vacation? In this classic Uptown Showdown video Jared Logan breaks down the facts about whether it's better to get away or stay at home this summer. #FlashbackFriday
Videos are posted on our Youtube channel from our last debate Thinkers vs. Feelers. Enjoy!
The great @Joel Kim Booster kills it Uptown Showdown. He takes an argument about superheros and spins its on its head. #FlashbackFriday #WorldPride
Uptown Showdown definitely had us in our feelings last night! Team Feelers might of had Mr. Rogers and Drake on their side, but Team Thinkers put in a valiant effort to remind us that thought is pretty vital to human life and progress. The saying might be "I think, therefore I am," but last night was all about following our hearts ❤️ Thanks all for closing out this season of Uptown Showdown in such a great way! See you in the fall for more funny feuds!
We are excited to check out Sasheer Zamata, Naomi Ekperigin, and Baron Vaughn in this new show!
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with comedian Baron Vaughn, one of the creator's of Comedy Central's The New Negroes. A show that showcases black comedians and music artists in a space that's all their own.
Which side of the debate are you on?
Today I’m going to endeavor to clear up something that has long bothered me in the type community: the idea …
Check out this new TED Talk from our friend Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston delivered an April 2019 TED Talk on the phenomenon of white people calling the police on black people simply living their lives (aka #LivingWhileBlack). Here you can find the talk, video Q&A, supporting materials, ways to support Baratunde and his work, and updates on this pro
Check out this hilarious SNL sketch written by two of our debaters Julio Torres and Bowen Yang. Come see them next week.
So happy to see our friend Josh Gondelman on The Late Late Show.
James welcomes comedian Josh Gondelman to Stage 56 where he performs Stand-Up
In honor of Chris Duffy's return to Uptown Showdown on June 4th we revisit his killer performance arguing that machines are better than humans. Enjoy! #FlashBackFriday
Are you a thinker or a feeler? Take this quiz to find out and then come cheer for your team at Uptown Showdown: Thinkers vs. Feelers
Our next debate includes the very funny Jess Salomon. Here she is talking about her wife and comedy partner Eman El-Husseini. They perform together as the comedy duo "The El-Salomons."
Cenk Uygur interviews "The El-Salomon's" comediennes and creators Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini! https://www.theelsalomons.com/ Hosts: Cenk Uygur Cast: C...
We've added Julio Torres to our already amazing lineup of debaters taking on the topic of Thinkers vs. Feelers at Uptown Showdown on June 4th. Check him out live before the debut of his HBO special. Tickets are going fast: http://bit.ly/2Uy09Ls
One of the most original comedians performing today, space prince Julio Torres will debut his very first television special on HBO this summer. My Favorite Shapes […]
Uptown Showdown vets Michelle Buteau and Rosebud Baker join master storytellers Ted Chiang and Nathan Englander at LitProv tomorrow night! Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2Hft43m
Symphony Space is a performing arts center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan offering theater, film, literature, music, dance and family entertainment. Our mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through our programs and our commitment to literacy and education through the arts.
Finally catching up on podcasts and listening to our friend Aparna Nancherla on Ask Me Another with the equally fabulous Ophira Eisenberg. We are so excited to have Aparna back at Uptown Showdown on June 4th.
Karen Chee was on the winning Beatles team at our last debate. Here she interviews the hilarious Fareeha Kahn "about drawing her jokes, being a chill guy, and punching up instead of down." Khan will make her Uptown Showdown debut on June 4th.
Talking tweets with the New York–based comedian.
For all of you who cheered for the Generation X-ers to win our Millennials vs Gen X debate last year. How did we miss this one? And we are always happy to see Janeane Garofalo.
And credits Winona Ryder with getting him the part of Troy.
We are so excited to have Chris Duffy back at Uptown Showdown next month. Read more about his podcast here and come see him on June 4th!
In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.
#FlashbackFriday This video of the great David Rees arguing that books are superior to movies is a classic. Enjoy!
Our next debate tackles Thinkers vs. Feelers. Which one are you? Take this quiz to find out.
Are you ruled by rational thoughts or intuition?
Our own battle of the bands "The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones" may be over but fans are still divided when it comes to the best boy bands. Which of these grown-up boy bands is your favorite?
Wizened hunks New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are both touring and releasing new music this year. How do their careers -- including their run as super-guy-group NKOTBSB -- stack up?
#FlashbackFriday John Fugelsang makes a passionate argument for The Beales being superior to The Rolling Stones at our last show. Do you agree?
Fareeha Khan is the latest debater to join our next show on June 4. The topic is "Thinkers vs. Feelers." Neurotics battle drama queens as we bring a long-simmering feud between thinkers and feelers to a boil.
Check out Jess Solomon's recent set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and then come see her on June 4 at the next Uptown Showdown "Thinkers vs. Feelers." http://bit.ly/2Uy09Ls
Jess Salomon makes her Tonight Show debut with jokes about moving from Canada to America with her Muslim wife right before Donald Trump's election and her pa...
We are excited to announce that two of our ace debaters Aparna Nancherla and Chris Duffy will return to Uptown Showdown on June 4th to argue Thinkers vs. Feelers in a battle of the heart vs the head. Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2Uy09Ls
At our last heated debate it was a battle of the bands with two teams of comedians facing off to decide which iconic band is superior The Bealtes or the Rolling Stones. Check out Karen Chee arguing for the boys from Liverpool and then visit our Youtube channel to see more: http://bit.ly/2DrC9DM
Shout out to #HassanMinhaj for being included on TIME's 100 list! Hassan is a past Uptown Showdown debater, and he participated in the 80th birthday celebration for Judy Blume we held last season at Symphony Space. We were so happy to see him on this list among other incredibly impressive and talented folks!
Find out why Hasan Minhaj is on this year’s TIME 100 list
A huge congrats to Negin Farsad, one of our past debaters whose podcast Fake the Nation was nominated for a Webby!! You can vote for her here:
I just voted in The Webby Awards People’s Voice Awards. You should too.
A great interview with the kind, hilarious, Josh Gondelman! In addition to being the winner of several Emmys and Pebodys, the mastermind behind an ultra-famous Twitter account, the writer of two books and three comedy albums, and the universally hailed “nicest guy in comedy,” Gondelman is also a favorite Uptown Showdown debater!
Catching up with the stand-up and Desus & Mero writer.
New York, NY
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Uptown Showdown posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Send a message to Uptown Showdown: