Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match

Anna Chlumsky, Aparna Nancherla, Safiya Sinclair, Simeon Marsalis, Adrian Todd Zuniga, Krystyna Hutchinson, and more TBA!

Wednesday · March 14, 2018

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

$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.

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


Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky is an American actress. She began her career as a child actress, best known playing the lead role of Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl and its 1994 sequel. Since 2012, Chlumsky has portrayed Amy Brookheimer on the HBO television series Veep, for which she has received five consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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!
Safiya Sinclair
Whiting Award, Metcalf Award in Literature and Prairie Schooner Book Prize-winning author of Cannibal
Simeon Marsalis
Simeon Marsalis, author of As Lie is to Grin, shortlisted for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Krystyna Hutchinson
Krystyna Hutchinson
KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. After graduating with a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College, she became a regular in the New York City comedy club circuit. She is most known for co-hosting one of the top comedy podcasts on iTunes, GUYS WE FUCKED: The ANTI SLUT-SHAMING PODCAST, with her comedy partner Corinne Fisher. In addition to guys one of them has fucked, past notable podcast guests include Amber Rose, Artie Lange, Andy Dick, Michael Che, Dan Savage, DJ Whoo Kid and Charlamagne Tha God. Corinne and Krystyna, known as the comedy duo SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT have been featured in a variety of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Esquire, The Huffington Post, Vice, and Mother Jones as well as on the TEDx stage, CNN and NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. The duo travels the world with their hit touring show, GWF: The Experience, selling out venues such as The Wilbur Theater, 930 Club, Cobb’s, Comedy Works and the main room at The Comedy Store. Their book, FUCKED: BEING SEXUALLY EXPLORATIVE AND SELF-CONFIDENT IN A WORLD THAT’S SCREWED is available for pre-order and hits shelves October 24th. In addition to all that cool shit, Krystyna produces and co-hosts the popular comedy/variety show, Glamourpuss, alongside comedian Wendi Starling, every month at Zinc Bar in New York City. You can catch her on the upcoming seasons of Master Of None and This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215