Literary Death Match at Brooklyn Book Festival

Literary Death Match at Brooklyn Book Festival

Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show), Christine Nangle, Tayari Jones, Natalie Walker, Jenn Baker, Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga, + more!

Wed Sep 12

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*** Lineup subject to change *** Limited seating, first-come first-serve ***

Literary Death Match at Brooklyn Book Festival
Literary Death Match at Brooklyn Book Festival
Literary Death Match teams with the Brooklyn Book Festival for a night of lit, laughs, and the crowning of a champion. What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.


+ Jordan Klepper, former host of The Opposition, Daily Show correspondent, and his new show "Klepper” coming to Comedy Central in 2019
+ Christine Nangle, exec producer/head writer of The Break with Michelle Wolf on Netflix, and former EP/HW for The President Show
+ Tayari Jones, New York Times best-selling author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow
+ Natalie Walker, writer (for Vulture and more) and actor (her Twitter auditions are plain brilliant)

+ Jenn Baker, writer, editor of Everyday People, host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and a contributing editor to Electric Literature
+ more
Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show)
Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show)
Jordan Klepper is a writer, performer, improvisor and comedian who lives in New York.

Jordan is currently a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Jordan performs every Friday with the Stepfathers at the UCB theater in NYC. He has performed multiple shows with the sketch group “Steve and Jordan” as well as the sketch show, “Baggage” with Klepper and Grey and the new sketch show “Guilty Bystanders” with Russ Armstrong. On the improv side, he performed in “Key Party” and with the Harold team “Still Mike,” “The Pox,” and “Salmon Diane” at the UCB.

He spent a good chunk of time in Chicago where he was an original member of the long running shows “Whirled News Tonight,” “The Late Night Late Show,” as well as the “Beatbox.” At the i.O. Theatre he played regularly with “The Armando Diaz Experience,” veteran Harold team (and Del Close Award Winning Best Harold Team) “Carl and the Passions” and “Bullet Lounge.” He toured the world with the Second City National Touring Company, as well as performing in the “Second City Improv All-Stars.”

In addition to sketch and improv, Jordan was a correspondent on the comedic sports show “Friday Night Tailgate” on the Big Ten Network for three seasons. He can be seen on MTV’s “I Just Want My Pants Back” and on “Bunk” on IFC. He has also written for projects and shows on MTV2, A&E, Comedy Central and TeamCoco.

His agent is Fred Hashagen at Paradigm. Hire him for parties. Jordan, not Fred, although Fred is great around a punch bowl.
Christine Nangle
Head writer for The President Show and has written for Inside Amy Schumer, Kroll Show, and SNL.
Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, a coming of age story set during the city’s infamous child murders of 1979-81, received several accolades, including the Hurston/Wright Award for Debut Fiction. Her second novel, The Untelling, published in 2005, is the story of a family struggling to overcome the aftermath of a fatal car accident. The novel prompted The Atlanta Journal Constitution to proclaim Jones as "one of the best writers of her generation." In 2005, The Southern Regional council and the University of Georgia Libraries awarded The Untelling with the Lillian C. Smith Award for New Voices. Jones has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Yaddo, MacDowell, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Le Chateau de Lavigny. She was named the 2008 Collins Fellow by the United States Artists Foundation. The Silver Girl, her highly anticipated third novel, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.
Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga
Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga
Venue Information:
635 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY, 11217