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 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
For the first time ever, Literary Death Match is teaming with the masterminds at the Brooklyn Book Festival, as we return to our Brooklyn home at The Bell House for a brilliant night of literature, witticisms, sanity amidst a seemingly-endless political storm and a little absurdity thrown in. Click to preorder now or see the full lineup!

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 Carloscomedian, writer and actor featured on Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore & The Colbert Report)

Round 1: 
Sam Sax
author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series Selected; NEA and Lambda Literary fellow

Round 2: 
Mitchell S. Jackson, TED Foundation Fellowship & Whiting Award-winning author of The Residue Years Oversoul
Melissa Febos
, award-winning author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me

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