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 pmThe Bell House
$12 adv / $15 dos
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1396882/
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: Tess Morris, British screenwriter of Man Up (Simon Pegg & Lake Bell) and one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits of 2015
Performance: John Leguizamo, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-winning actor (Romeo+Juliet, Ride Along, Chef), and author of Ghetto Klown
Intangibles: Christine Nangle, WGA Award-winning TV writer; head writer of The President Show (and former writer for SNL and Inside Amy Schumer)
Super-Intangibles: Jordan Carlos, comedian, writer and actor featured on Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore & The Colbert Report)
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
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)
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215