Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match

Roy Wood, Jr., Heben Nigatu, Akilah Hughes, Carson Kressley, Porochista Khakpour, Ashley C. Ford, Daniel Alarcón, Adrian Todd Zuniga, and more TBA!

Tuesday · January 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:05 pm

$12 adv / $15 dos

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Literary Death Match
Literary Death Match

To defeat the scald of Brooklyn summer, Literary Death Match returns to the ever-cool of The Bell House for a night of literature, witticisms, wisecracks, anti-fascism and some general oddballetry to tie it all together in a marvelous can't-miss package. Click for the full lineup or preorder now!


What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.


JUDGES:
Literary Merit: TBA
Performance: TBA 
Intangibles: Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Crashing; Master of None); writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers)


READERS:
Round 1: 

Rakesh Satyal, Lambda Award-winning author of Blue Boy and the all-new No One Can Pronounce My Name
Danielle Henderson
, TV Writer (ManiacDivorceDifficult People); creator of Feminist Ryan Gosling


Round 2: 
Jamie Brickhouse
, three-time MOTH Slam Champ, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze Sex and My Mother
Lauren Duca, Shorty Award-winning journalist, columnist for Teen Vogue (including Donald Trump is Gaslighting America)


Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Roy Wood, Jr.
Roy Wood, Jr.
Currently a correspondent on 'The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah', Roy has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as "A Standout", and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy as "charismatic crankiness". In 2016 'Variety' magazine named him one of 10 Comics to watch.

Prior to 'The Daily Show' Roy spent three years on the TBS' sitcom, Sullivan and Son. And is still a regular on

He's currently a regular on 'Conan', ESPN's 'SportsNation' & Comedy Central's @Midnight.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Roy began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He went on to make his television debut in 2006 on The Late Show with David Letterman. and finished third in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing.

He's also appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central's Premium Blend and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Prior to this he also appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the "New Faces Showcase". In 2006, Wood appeared on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour on Comedy Central.

Also a veteran of radio (2001-2012) Roy's morning show took home awards from the Alabama Broadcasters association for 'Best Large Market Morning Show'.

Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD's: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I'll Slap You to Sleep! (2009). And has recently released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think (2013)
Heben Nigatu
(Another Round)
Akilah Hughes
Akilah Hughes is a writer, stand-up comedian and YouTuber residing in Brooklyn. Her work has been viewed millions of times on Refinery29, Huffpo, HelloGiggles, Elite Daily, Femsplain, MTV, Yahoo! and on her personal YouTube channel, It's Akilah, Obviously! She's currently a digital correspondent for Fusion's Pop and Culture team and a 2015 Sundance fellow. In the fall of 2016, Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is publishing a collection of her personal essays.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/