The BEATdown’s Turnt Up! is a night of one-on-one rap battles pitting comedians against one another in an evening of improvised insults. Hosted by Eliza Skinner and a professional beatboxer, it’s an arena in which the winners are chosen by the brutality of fevered applause. Past gladiators include Reggie Watts and Childish Gambino — but much like a rap battle, are there really any losers here? If your belly-laugh bloodlust isn’t sated, you can always go later to the similar Roast Battle at the Comedy Store, which we profiled in a recent cover story.

Tue., Dec. 2, 11 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/02/14)

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