Uptown Showdown

Uptown Showdown 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.
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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 B

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 B

Operating as usual

Aww!  This was such a fun show and we hope to bring all these performers back to our stages when we return in the fall.
05/28/2021

Aww! This was such a fun show and we hope to bring all these performers back to our stages when we return in the fall.

Happy Birthday to Mehran Khaghani!  We can't wait to see you back on our stage soon, but in the meantime, we can enjoy c...
05/25/2021
Mehran Khaghani at Uptown Showdown- Indoorsy People vs. Outdoorsy People

Happy Birthday to Mehran Khaghani! We can't wait to see you back on our stage soon, but in the meantime, we can enjoy clips like this one from our Indoorsy Vs. Outdoorsy debate.

Just in time for the nice weather, two teams of comedians including Josh Gondelman (Modern Seinfeld), Michelle Collins (The View), Adam Lowitt (Senior Jewish...

Our friends and past debaters Michelle Buteau and Dylan Marron are on Selected Shorts this week.  Check them out!
05/21/2021
Performing Arts Center, Theater, Film

Our friends and past debaters Michelle Buteau and Dylan Marron are on Selected Shorts this week. Check them out!

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.

Happy Gala Day!
05/13/2021

Happy Gala Day!

Last chance to join the celebration! Our Gala is tomorrow. Buy your ticket today. https://bit.ly/3eU21Ks #SymphonySpaceGala #SupportSymphonySpace

Well, this was super nice! When we asked Michael if he'd help us with our auction to help keep Symphony Space (home of U...
04/29/2021

Well, this was super nice! When we asked Michael if he'd help us with our auction to help keep Symphony Space (home of Uptown Showdown) running, he offered a one-on-one session with him and a budding comedian. Not only does the winner get to spend time with Michael (we can attest, it's pretty great), you get the satisfaction of helping our stages stay alive. Win-win.

Got humor? Bid on a one-on-one comedy class with the extraordinary Michael Ian Black today! https://bit.ly/3dIoFGv #SymphonySpaceGala #Auction #SupportSymphonySpace

If you have been following our friend and past debater Bowen Yang this list won't surprise you, but if not then it's def...
04/19/2021
16 Bowen Yang Comedy Moments That Are An Absolute Delight

If you have been following our friend and past debater Bowen Yang this list won't surprise you, but if not then it's definitely worth checking out these clips.

Still not over his iconic Kristen Wiig and Dua Lipa sketch.

Happy to see our friend and past debater Michael Ian Black in the New Yorker this week.  Check it out.
03/30/2021
A Pandemic College Essay That Probably Won’t Get You Into Brown

Happy to see our friend and past debater Michael Ian Black in the New Yorker this week. Check it out.

Freshman year, I auditioned for “The Glass Menagerie.” I find it very ironic that now we see that life is as precious as those fateful glass figurines due to COVID-19.

Thanks to all the debaters and audience who joined us for last night's heated Moms Vs. Dads debate.  Team Dad was able t...
03/25/2021

Thanks to all the debaters and audience who joined us for last night's heated Moms Vs. Dads debate. Team Dad was able to sway a few voters over from the initial poll, but Team Mom brought it home in the end. Congrats Team Mom!

Thanks to all the debaters and audience who joined us for last night's heated Moms Vs. Dads debate. Team Dad was able to sway a few voters over from the initial poll, but Team Mom brought it home in the end. Congrats Team Mom!

They'll always love you unconditionally—even if they hate each other now.  Check out this hilarious battle between moms ...
03/15/2021
Kimmel Asks Kids "Who Do You Love More... Mom or Dad?"

They'll always love you unconditionally—even if they hate each other now. Check out this hilarious battle between moms and dads and come vote for your favorite at our next debate.

According to a new survey, three out of four adult children would rather spend time with their mom than their dad. Jimmy is always suspicious of polls like t...

Are you ready for our next debate Moms Vs. Dads? This might help you decide which team to cheer for.
03/05/2021
25 Hilarious Differences Between Mom and Dad’s Parenting Styles

Are you ready for our next debate Moms Vs. Dads? This might help you decide which team to cheer for.

It’s been discussed many times that men and women seem to come from different planets. Mothers and fathers prove this theory once again in their reactions to similar child rearing situations. It’s enough to just look at all these funny stories about boyfriends, cats, cleaning, shopping, and even...

We are excited to have two of our favorite debaters Ophira Eisenberg and John Fugelsang back for the next Uptown Showdow...
02/22/2021
Uptown Showdown: Moms vs. Dads

We are excited to have two of our favorite debaters Ophira Eisenberg and John Fugelsang back for the next Uptown Showdown on March 24th. Join us for a comedic Battle of the Begetters, only one “World’s Greatest” mug will remain in the kitchen cabinet. Tickets for sale now! http://bit.ly/3dDgZ8I

A Comedy Debate Series!

We can never get enough of Dave Hill in our lives. One of our staff wanted to show their love for him in the form of a h...
02/16/2021

We can never get enough of Dave Hill in our lives. One of our staff wanted to show their love for him in the form of a haiku. Please enjoy.

We can never get enough of Dave Hill in our lives. One of our staff wanted to show their love for him in the form of a haiku. Please enjoy.

02/05/2021
Dan Soder Vampires Vs. Zombies

"You guys vampires are just better for society. What happens with Zombies? Destruction aimlessly roaming. Vampires? Castles. So many motherf**king castles! #ThrowbackThursday

6 years ago today we were in San Franciso with a terrific lineup of debaters who faced off on the topic Are We Getting D...
01/31/2021

6 years ago today we were in San Franciso with a terrific lineup of debaters who faced off on the topic Are We Getting Dumber or Smarter? We miss live stage shows but hope to be back soon.

Photos from Phoebe Robinson's post
01/20/2021

Photos from Phoebe Robinson's post

Less than 24 hours left! Comedians including the great Roy Wood Jr. reflect on comedy under Trump.
01/19/2021
So, Was Trump Good for Comedy?

Less than 24 hours left! Comedians including the great Roy Wood Jr. reflect on comedy under Trump.

Six different comedians, six different answers.

01/15/2021

We have a long history with our friends at San Francisco's Sketchfest. Both Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio and Uptown Showdown have made the trip to perform to enthusiastic audiences over the years. Now you can be a part of this wonderful festival without leaving your house. Festpocalypse: A Virtual Variety Show Fundraiser for SF Sketchfest will be livestreamed on Saturday, January 30 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET. Tickets start at $20 and are available at sfsketchfest.com

In honor of National Spaghetti Day (yes, it's a real thing...look it up) we look back on an Uptown Showdown favorite wit...
01/04/2021
Sheng Wang at Uptown Showdown - Breakfast vs Dinner

In honor of National Spaghetti Day (yes, it's a real thing...look it up) we look back on an Uptown Showdown favorite with the brilliant sheng wang at our Breakfast Vs. Dinner debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg2DdSELcQ4

"Dinner is very demanding, Dinner is like where are you going where have you been? Breakfast is down for whatever because breakfast gets it."

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...

Happy New Year!  Check out a great list of some of the good things of 2020.  Including a nice shout outs for our friends...
01/01/2021
50 Wonderful Things From 2020

Happy New Year! Check out a great list of some of the good things of 2020. Including a nice shout outs for our friends Josh Gondelman, Chris Gethard, and David Rees.

Linda Holmes' annual list of highlights from pop culture includes TV, movies, games, podcasts, TikTok videos and whatever else made the year a little easier.

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from Black Santa!

We are excited to once again be a part of Sketchfest.  This year it's one big blowout virtual show and we are thrilled t...
12/21/2020
Festpocalypse! A Virtual Variety Show Fundraiser for SF Sketchfest

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 San Francisco’s premier comedy festival showcasing improv, sketch, podcasts, films and more.

12/19/2020
Phoebe Robinson

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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