Art News roundup Comedian Lane Moore brings ‘Tinder Live!’ to Pantages

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Lane Moore brings a comedic take on the highs and lows of digitized dating to the Pantages Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of Lane Moore

Broadway Center presents the comedy show “Tinder Live!” with Lane Moore at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. As the Tinder-in-real-time comedy show falls on the Friday before Halloween, it’s named “Tinder Live: Halloween Edition,” and will be complete with a costume contest and a thematic cocktail, “The Ghosting.” Del Brown and Najamoniq Todd from local band Mirrorgloss will appear as special guests, offering live commentary throughout the show.

Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore (The Onion, HBO’s “Girls,” Cosmopolitan.com, McSweeney’s), “Tinder Live!” with Lane Moore is the only comedy show exploring the crazy world of Tinder, the dating app that hooks up local singles based solely on physical attractiveness. The critically acclaimed show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks, and real-time swiping and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls and texting with Tinder matches.) Anyone who has ever been on an online dating site needs to see this show.

“[Tinder Live! is] truly addictive entertainment…[it’s] ingenious. Moore transforms the banter on a dating app into compelling long-form improvisation. Ms. Moore, a cagey and humane performer, has developed an instinct for turning the raw materials of sexually charged chat with ordinary strangers into honed and generous jokes. ‘Tinder Live!’ has a comic momentum and energy that is unusual. The way she manipulates tone and pace reveals an artist supremely confident in her form, not to mention a flirt par excellence.” -The New York Times, “She Swipes Right And Everyone’s In On The Joke.”

Lane Moore is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor and musician living in New York City. Paste Magazine named her #19 of the 75 Funniest People On Twitter, Brooklyn Magazine named her one of The 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, BUST Magazine named her one of 10 Funny Ladies You Need To Be Watching, and Village Voice named her “Queen Of Disdain,” in their Best Of New York issue, Bustle named her one of their Comedy Class of 2017 comedians.

“Tinder Live!” was named on The New York Times Critic’s Picks, and CBS called it one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC. BUST Magazine named Moore’s band It Was Romance the Best Band of 2015 and Billboard named them one of 16 Female-Fronted Bands You Should Know.

In 2016, she won a GLAAD award for her work with Cosmopolitan for Best Overall Magazine Coverage and was also nominated for a 2016 White House LGBT Champions of Change award. Pride.com named her one of their 67 Young People Who Are Changing The World, who praised her for “creating queer visibility in Cosmopolitan Magazine” and being “funny as hell.” In 2017, Go Magazine named her one of 100 Women We Love, praising her for “managing a nonstop cycle of creativity.”

Tickets for “Tinder Live: Halloween Edition” start at $19 and are on sale now. To buy now, call the Broadway Center Box Office at (253) 591-5894, toll-free 1 (800) 291-7593, online at BroadwayCenter.org, or in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District.

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