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Vocabaret: The Livestream!
April 18, 2020: “Translation"
Now streaming worldwide! New York City’s most decorated wordsmiths host a night of raucous wordplay, wit, etymological deep-dives and 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 a special guest.
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This week’s theme: “Translation.” Featuring: history's most consequential mistranslations; the tricky art of adapting movie titles abroad; the perils of untranslatable words, Bible passages that have been misunderstood for centuries and a look at how learning a language prickles your brain.
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.
ABOUT CAVEAT LIVESTREAMS:
Going crazy yet? Craving information, but starting to feel desperate to receive it in a non-depressing way? Worried about the state of art and intelligent discussion in the time of social distancing? We got you.
Beginning this week, your favorite nerdy basement bar will host livestreams 5 nights a week with extra-special online editions of our shows. Medical advice without any bullsh*t! Wrestlemania-style debates over different scientific principles (where you can chime in)! Political science with that ever-needed dash of showmanship! If it’s smart and it’s weird and it’s entertaining, you know we’re gonna give it to you.
It’s a weird time and it may only get weirder. Hopefully some good old fashioned intelligent nightlife can help get you through it - right from the safety of your home.
And if you’d like to contribute to the artists and keeping the venue alive, here’s a link where you can do that! We’ll split whatever comes in between making sure Caveat stays functioning and the artists on stage.
Wash your hands and keep calm: Caveat is here to keep our community comforted and our creators working.