Powerpoint Roulette

FRI // MAY 24 // 06:30PM

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: An actual scientist will have their actual, legit presentation “improved” before their very eyes by one of our guest improvisers! You won't want to miss it!


  • Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers)
  • Shalewa Sharpe (Comedy Central's The New Negroes)
  • Jon Bershad (UCB)
  • Musical guest Loren Berí

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.


This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets may 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.


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