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LA, Ep. 48

April 19, 2018 — To celebrate the launch of our founder Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel (Collision Theory), Literary Death Match headed to the glorious Dynasty Typewriter as part of the LA Times Festival of Books' "After Dark" series for a brilliant night that finished with  Rico Gagliano narrowly toppling Morgan Parker in a down-to-the-wire Arithme-Lit finale, winning Gagliano the LDM LA, Ep. 48 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Amy Aniobi
, TV writer and producer of HBO's Insecure and 2 Dope Queens
Performance: Jackie Tohn
, comedian and actor starring in GLOW (Netflix) and A Futile & Stupid Gesture (as Gilda Radner)
Intangibles: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, playwright and actor featured in The Chi, The Knick, Treme and Blood Diamond
Super-Intangibles: Grace Helbig
, star of smash-hit YouTube shows it'sGrace and the all-new This Might Get..., and author of Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It

Round 1:
* Morgan Parker
, poet, Cave Canem fellow and author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night
* Dana Schwartz
 , journalist (Entertainment Weekly), author (And We're Off and Choose Your Own Disaster, 6/18), and @GuyInYourMFA

Round 2:
* Jimmy O. Yang
, actor (HBO's Silicon Valley), stand-up comedian and author of How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents
Rico Gagliano, award-winning co-host/creator of Dinner Party Download, journalist and co-author of Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Sarah Casolaro.

Where: Dynasty Typewriter, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, LA (map)