Literary Death Match

Brooklyn Book Festival 2017

Literary Death Match

John Leguizamo, Tess Morris, Christine Nangle, Jordan Carlos, Mitchell S. Jackson, Melissa Febos, Adrian Todd Zuniga, and more TBA!

Tuesday · September 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

Jordan Carlos
Jordan Carlos
Star and resident nerd of MTV's "Guy Code," "Girl Code," and "Guy Court", Jordan Carlos has officially become "that dude from that thing." Jordan's other credits include Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," "The Colbert Report," "Nurse Jackie," and the "Broad City" series produced & directed by Amy Poehler. College Humor's go-to Obama, Jordan can also be counted on for a presidential impression with over a million YouTube clicks and counting.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215