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Vocabaret: True or False

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Special guests: Rekha Shankar, comedian and satirist (Between Two Ferns: The Movie, CollegeHumor) and Daily Beast reporter / flat earther expert Kelly Weill.
 
Now streaming worldwide! New York City’s most decorated wordsmiths host a night of raucous wordplay, etymological deep-dives and alphabetic absurdity as they pull words apart and explore the link between language and our daily lives. Each show is centered around a theme and features special guests.
 
Anagrams: unscrambled!
Entendres: doubled!
Portmanteaus: revamplified!
 
Lies are the currency of our cartoon president, and facts have somehow become the resistance. So this month’s theme is “TRUE OR FALSE.” What’s in a made-up language? Why do conspiracy theories sound more believable to some than to others? Are you sure you know where words like “SOS” and “snafu” come from? All this and more witty entertainment that’ll arm you with the tools to fight back against people who use words as weapons against the truth!
 
Hosted by your friends wit benefits: Sam Corbin, Tim Donnelly, Jerzy Gwiazdowski, Ally Spier and Nikolai Vanyo, five heavyweight champions of the word. They’ve racked up more than 100 titles at the Punderdome, taken home trophies at the Pun-Off World Championships and confused the heck out of America’s Got Talent. Their quips have been featured in The New Yorker, InStyle, The New York Post, The President Show and all over the puniverse.

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Date:
September 16
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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