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

Literary Merit: Jessica Valentinamed one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian,  author of the New York Times best-selling Sex Object: A Memoir, creator of the award-winning blog Feministing
Performance: Anna Chlumsky, actor featured in Veep, Halt and Catch Fire, In the Loop and My Girl
Intangibles: Krystyna Hutchinson, comedian, co-host of the Guys We Fucked: Anti Slut-Shaming Podcastco-author of the book FUCKED, actor, half of the comedy duo Sorry About Last Night
Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Bojack Horseman; Corporate) writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers)

Round 1: 
Safiya Sinclair
, Whiting Award, Metcalf Award in Literature and Prairie Schooner Book Prize-winning author ofCannibal

Kanishk Tharoor, National Magazine Award-nominated author of Swimmer Among the Stars, presenter of BBC Radio's “Museum of Lost Objects"

Round 2: 
Simeon Marsalis
, author of As Lie is to Grin, shortlisted for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 
Alexis Okeowo
2018 PEN Open Book Award-winning author of A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd ZunigaProduced by Hannah Settle & Taylor Anhalt


Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order.

Currently, Aparna plays Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central show, Corporate and has also reprised her role in Season 2 of HBO’s Crashing. She was featured in the second season of Netflix’s The Standups. . Other television credits include Netflix’s Master of None and LOVE, HBO’s High Maintenance, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV stand up appearances include CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, TBS’s CONAN, Seeso’s stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, as well as multiple appearances on Comedy Central.

In 2016, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s label, Bentzen Ball Records, and recorded a half hour special for Comedy Central. In that same year, Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue, featured Aparna as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. Aparna currently is writing and performing standup in NY, LA and all over the country!
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