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Saturday, January 23 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Uptown Showdown Debate: The Internet vs. Real Life (IRL) with Maria Bamford, Matt Besser, Guy Branum, Janeane Garofalo, Moshe Kasher and Aparna Nancherla, with emcee Beth Lisick (SOLD OUT)

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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 All Ages

Performers
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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... Read More →
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. | | Her books include the memoir collection "Yokohama Threeway" and "Other Small Shames," the New York Times bestselling comic memoir "Everybody Into the Pool," the gonzo self-help manifesto "Helping Me Help Myself," the story collection "This Too Can Be Yours," and the... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on “Chelsea Lately” and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in “No Strings Attached.” Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of “Punk’d” on MTV... Read More →
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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. | | In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the country, and the world. As well, she was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford is the creator and star of "Maria Bamford: the special special special" and of the cult hit web series "The Maria Bamford Show," which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series "The Comedians of Comedy" and Netflix’s "Comedians of Comedy: The... Read More →
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Matt Besser

aised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including... Read More →
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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. | He lives alone in LA. | Featured on: NBC, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, @midnight, Conan, Carson Daly, Showtime’s Shameless, MTV & more… | Currently the Co-host of The Champs podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher In The Rye on Grand Central... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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