Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match

Aparna Nancherla, Rakesh Satyal, Danielle Henderson, Jamie Brickhouse, Lauren Duca, Adrian Todd Zuniga, and more TBA!

Wednesday · July 12, 2017

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

$12 adv / $15 door

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.

Literary Merit: Kashana Cauley, writer for The Daily Show, featured in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Esquire, The New Yorker, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone 
Performance: Loryn Brantz
, award-winning children’s book author of Feminist Baby and Harvey the Child Mimetwo-time Emmy Award-winning illustrator, regular Buzzfeed contributor
Intangibles: Damien Lemon, comedian/actor featured in Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Broad City
Super-Intangibles: Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Crashing; Master of None); writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers)

Round 1: 
Rakesh Satyal, Lambda Award-winning author of Blue Boy and the all-new No One Can Pronounce My Name

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

Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently wrote for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, as well as taping a half hour special for Comedy Central. You can also see her on the new HBO show Crashing, the most recent season of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, and on the upcoming seasons of Love and Master of None on Netflix. In addition, she currently hosts the long-running popular underground New York comedy show, Whiplash.
Danielle Henderson
Danielle Henderson
Danielle Henderson is a writer. Her writing is focused on narrative non-fiction, satire, and humor, and her first book, Tales From Fish Camp, was published in 2004. Danielle's work has been featured in several magazines, online publications and anthologies including Kitchen Sink, Rivet, and Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems and Abandoned Rock Operas, released by Crown Publishing and edited by Sarah Brown. She is a former editor and current staff writer at Rookie, does TV recaps for, and is a staff writer at The Stranger. A book based on her popular blog Feminist Ryan Gosling was released by Running Press in August 2012.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215