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Jul 08 | Thu |
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It’s the height of summer and the heat is on. Join us on July 8 and crank up the AC unit in your mind: Vocabaret is serving up some HOT TAKES!

How do we talk about climate change? Who the f*** is “Scoville” and what does spicy food have to do with their “unit?” What are the tricks of the trade for controversy-slinging hot take pundits? And can we stop them??

And of course, the Vocabaret crew will share our hottest, face-melting takes about language: we will then leave it to you — our live and streaming audience — to decide whose takes are punditry and whose are pun-ditzy.

Featuring live music from Feral Teen and more special guests!

Vocabaret stars New York City’s most-decorated wordsmiths as they 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 games, challenges and special guests.

Anagrams: unscrambled! Entendres: doubled! Portmanteaus: revamplified!

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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SHOW INFO Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM. Tickets $20 in advance, $24 at the door, $10 livestream.


No outside food or drink is allowed.

COVID POLICIES As we re-open we're doing everything we can to keep our audience, performers, and staff safe and are complying with all Covid regulations.

As part of this, all attendees must present proof of full vaccination to enter. Proof can be via the New York State Excelsior pass, a physical copy of the CDC card, a photo of your CDC card, or other electronic record of vaccination includes name and date (e.g., some chain pharmacies have an app with this information). In all cases the name must match that on your photo ID.

Our full Covid policies can be found here.

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.

Venue: Caveat

21 Clinton Street New York, NY 10002 United States Map