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Next Slide, Please 

Wednesday, Apr 9 2014

According to a 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek, PowerPoint had been installed on at least 1 billion machines around the world, with an estimated 350 presentations being given every second. Those stats got Speechless creator Sammy Wegent thinking. Obviously, there are no ideas too big or too ludicrous to be expressed in bullet points, and no human undertaking is too pure or too asinine to benefit from a slide show. Enter Get Mortified producer Scott Lifton, known for taking the excruciating journals of adolescence and putting them onstage, and Scott Lifton, producer of an improvisational comedy/hip hop show called Freeze. Hilarity ensues. With a spin of the wheel, special guests — this time, copywriter Margo Stern, comedian Dhaya Lakshmiraryanan, media pundit David Spark, and reigning Speechless champion Calum Grant — are duty-bound to present a spontaneous in-flight safety speech, TED talk, wedding toast, motivational speech, app launch, or quarterly report using slides they've never seen before, such as an image of Jesus holding a cat or a man's face wrapped in rubber bands. Then, with a little help from the audience, things start to get awkward.

Thu., April 17, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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