Powerpoint Roulette

WED // FEB 27 // 09:00PM

Comedians, actors, and musicians are given a challenge: improvise a coherent presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before. All slides are taken from actual presentations given at business meetings and classrooms, but put together in bizarre and unlikely arrangements.

How do you move from a slide depicting the annual increase in fertilizer production in Turkmenistan to a slide analyzing gender dynamics in Frasier? WE DON'T KNOW EITHER. But we intend to find out.

Host Nat Towsen (Esquire, UCB) and musician/deckmeister Darren Solomon unite with one purpose in mind: to bring you the best presentation-software-based live comedy experience ANYWHERE.

PLUS: Actual scientist Paula Croxson will have their ACTUAL LEGIT presentation “improved” before their very eyes by one of our guest improvisers! You won't want to miss it!

Featuring

Scott Rogowsky (host of HQ Trivia)

Jess Salomon (Just for Laughs)

Rojo Perez (CONAN, MTV's Decoded)

Milly Tamarez (MTV, Flexx)

With musical guests PremRock and Willie Green

Doors 9:00 PM, show 9:30 PM.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
21+
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

Nat Towsen is a standup comedian, writer, and actor from Manhattan, New York. He is a humor writer at Esquire and a writer/editor at the tech/comedy startup Botnik. He has also written for The Onion, Vice, and CollegeHumor. He tours clubs across America with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi. Towsen has studied improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, the Bilingual Acting Workshop in Paris, and Emerson College in Boston. He is also an accomplished commercial actor and voiceover artist. He is represented by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty. Towsen has been called a "comedic genius" by Time Out New York, a "polymath comedian" by The AV Club, and a "bright young man" by Bill Gates.

Darren Solomon is a Clio and Cannes Gold Lion award-winning composer, producer, bassist and keyboard player, based in Brooklyn. He has composed music for hundreds of TV commercials, toured with Ray Charles and Barry Manilow, and created the collaborative music websites In B Flat 2.0 and marker/music. He is a partner and creative director at Quiet City Music + Sound and a visiting affiliate artist at SUNY Purchase. Darren likes throwing his hands in the air, but draws the line at waving them like he just don't care.

PremRock is an independent hip-hop recording artist, performer and writer. Influenced by Tom Waits as much as Kool G rap and equal parts Hemingway and Nina Simone his style and general demeanor channels the greats of all avenues. After successfully booking three European tours and recording two studio albums the young artist is working on multiple follow-up projects both domestically and overseas. His work has been profiled on hip-hop publications like 2 Dope Boyz and Dj Booth as well as magazines with readership as large as Business Insider. Having performed in over 50 cities from Athens, Georgia to Athens, Greece, PremRock has a knack for finding the stage wherever it may be. A connector of dots and rocker of all things microphone, the Pennsylvania native now resides in Lower East Manhattan but can probably be found anywhere on the globe at any given moment.

Having built a discography boasting names such as Wiz Khalifa, ELUCID, The Roots, Open Mike Eagle, Billy Woods, Milo and many more, Paul "Willie Green" Womack has established himself as one of the top record makers in independent urban music. Residing in Brooklyn NY, Womack is a graduate of Berklee College of Music's MP&E program and is a freelance producer, engineer and songwriter.

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