Swipe Right for Awesomeness : An Honest Tinder Experience This Valentine’s Day


This Valentines Day the comedians are your conscience, and the audience picks your mate (or date). Swipe Right For Awesomeness is a new show produced by local comedian Erick Biez. The show is a combination of partial stand-up comedy show mixed with an interactive dating show incorporating the most popular dating application TINDER. Three comedians are chosen to perform then become a dating panel where their Tinder accounts are then projected onto a screen. The other comedians will then begin to roast or comment on not only every photo the profile contains, but each suitors photo that is recommended. The audience will make the decision whether the host will swipe right or swipe left on the recommendation. After the host has finished presenting the comedians Tinder profiles the stage is then open for crowd volunteers to come up and surrender their Tinder profiles to be evaluated and reviewed by the panel of comedians. Tinder is famously known for being a location based app. This allows for a possibility for audience members Tinder profiles to appear on screen throughout the show. The entire evening will be moderated and hosted by local comedian and co-creator Erick Biez.

The first panel of comedians are as follows:

Anthony Desamito: Anthony Desamito is a five-year stand-up comedian and taco enthusiast from Arizona. Anthony is the Winner of the 1st Annual AZ’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, was voted Best of SLOCase at the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival and was a Finalist in Arizona’s Funniest Comedian. He has performed at some lovely comedy festivals such as Hell Yes Fest, World Series of Comedy, Laugh Riot Grrrl and the Scruffy City Comedy Festival. Anthony co-hosts an NPR featured podcast in which he recaps episodes of the Golden Girls called, “Thank You for Being a Podcast.”

Anwar Newton: Anwar Newton is another Phoenix Comic who has been storming audiences venue after venue. He is the co-producer of the Literally The Worst Show Ever at Valley Bar in Downtown Phoenix and has opened for national touring acts such as Hannibal Burress, Tig Notaro and more. Anwar is not only such a strong personality on stage but is one of the most motivated comedians in Phoenix.

Alley Lightfoot: Alley Lightfoot is a newer Phoenix Comedian making a name for herself very quickly. She has performed regularly on Pauly Casillas The Switch show at Filmbar and Hotel Congress. Alley has also been making her way from stage to stage all across the Valley comedy scene.


Swipe Right for Awesomeness : An Honest Tinder Experience
 Anthony Desamito, Alley Lightfoo, Anwar Newton, and Erick Biez

Date: Valentines Day
Sunday February 14, 2016

Location: The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Time: Doors: 7:00 p.m. Showtime: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 or $5 adv

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