photo by. Katia Temkin
UPCOMING Tinder LIVE With Lane Moore! SHOW DATES:
June 7, 8pm, Littlefield, NYC. Tinder Live featuring Akilah Hughes, Michael Smith, Jes Tom. Tickets here.
Tinder Live! With Lane Moore is the critically acclaimed, anything-can-happen, totally improvised, interactive comedy show, where Moore projects her Tinder onto a screen, swipes through the best of the worst Tinder profiles live on stage, and the audience votes whether she swipes right or left, and she messages them in real time, to hilarious results.
“Brilliant.” —Ellen Degeneres
“[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.”
“Moore’s popular Tinder Live show (which we covered back in 2015 when it was at the Knitting Factory) is now at the prestigious Gramercy Theater, presenting a play-by-play swiping experience that can sometimes result in Moore feverishly messaging more than three unsuspecting dudes at once, with often absurd results.” —New York Magazine
“Why sit at home alone swiping away when you can do it with comedienne Lane Moore and a room full of people? To those unfamiliar, Moore’s monthly show involves hooking her Tinder account up to a projector and chatting with men in real time—transforming the otherwise bleak and sometimes even downright horrific modern-day dating experience into a hilarious long-form improv show.” —Gothamist
“Tinder Live is not just a show, it’s an event…[the show is] special. Sure, many people like to mess with others on Tinder. But the big difference between those people and Lane Moore, is well, Lane Moore. Moore isn’t making cheap digs at guy’s looks or ring collections. She isn’t going for the easy laugh. Her words and responses were funny; but because she made them funny.” —Comedy Cake
Brightest Young Things called it “the greatest show on earth“ and CBS called it one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC, saying, “Moore’s commentary will make you cry laughing as she randomly sends texts messages to those that peak her interest. It’s seriously funny.” Time Out New York called it one of the “Best Comedy Shows By Women In NYC.” New York Times Critic’s Pick, Entertainment Tonight, Village Voice, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Fast Company, VICE, Vulture, New York Post, Hello Giggles, Gothamist, Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung, Brooklyn Paper, Bustle, Metro UK, Paper Magazine, New York Observer, Flavorpill, Brokelyn, Brightest Young Things, Brooklyn Magazine, and Brooklyn Vegan critic’s pick!
by. Mindy Tucker
“Moore started Tinder Live! two years ago because she wanted to ‘create an environment that could take this isolating, depressing as hell experience of trying to find someone amazing in a sea of cocky idiots and turn it into this room full of people who were all in it together.’ And that’s how it felt that night. As the profiles got weirder and weirder, suddenly all of the late nights we spent on these apps, lying alone in bed, trying to maintain a conversation with an apathetic stranger who “loves coffee and working out,” felt somehow validated. It wasn’t just us. We weren’t alone. We were all schlepping through this swamp of freaks together.” —Huffington Post
“Lane Moore puts in the work, digging through the garbage that Tinder has to offer to provide you with a hilarious comedy show. Moore isn’t cynical about love, she’s just put in a lot of time in the trenches.” —New York Magazine
“New York comedy nerds know Lane Moore from her sold-out “Tinder Live” shows at the Bell House, where she hilariously rips apart arrogant, misogynist, or frightening creepers, while genuine, sweet, or earnest schlubs receive a merciful left swipe and remain unmocked.” —Village Voice, who listed Lane Moore in their Best Of NYC
“Tinder Live captures all the magic of this truly ridiculous era in app-based dating in real time. You’ll relate to Moore’s live-swiping and laugh at her reactions and messages to would-be suitors.” —Vulture, who listed Tinder Live in their list of vital NYC comedy shows
“Dating in New York City is terrible. Which is why Lane Moore is a blessing. With clear eyes and a skeptical heart, Lane Moore delivers the gift that is Tinder Live!, which should help any of us who have submitted to using the app (or, as Moore calls it, “Where sadness goes to fuck”) feel immeasurably better about it.” — Brooklyn Magazine
“Moore’s interactive show ‘Tinder LIVE!’ tackles the hilarious and painful nature of modern romance. Together with a panel of other comedians, Moore flips through a series of Tinder profiles, offering pointed comments about potential matches. By involving her audience in the process of sorting through potential mates, Moore highlights the ridiculously transactional nature of dating apps, and also our own willingness to play the game.” — A Women’s Thing
“We love comedian Lane Moore’s show, Tinder Live, where she fires up her Tinder account and lets audience members help choose who to swipe right on and what to say to them—sometimes she even calls them and tries to get them to come to the theater! The show is always a hilarious time. Lane Moore is one of our favorites.” —Time Out New York
“Moore’s commentary will make you cry laughing as she randomly sends texts messages to those that peak her interest. It’s seriously funny.” —CBS, who called it one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC
“Tinder Live With Lane Moore is a gonzo romance extravaganza…with a treasure trove of ridiculous tips, tricks, and swipe etiquette…It’s a ridiculously good time and restores your faith in digital hook-up culture.” —The Village Voice
“[Tinder Live] plays out like a kind of a group therapy session, with Moore serving as comedic social psychoanalyst. She’s making light of the exhaustion, frustration, apathy and general nonsense we’ve all had to endure from the popular dating app.” —New York Post
“Tinder Live makes light of just how absurd and soul-sucking swiping through an endless procession of other human beings can become. Initially, I was worried this was going to be a shallow game of cynical, romance-wary New Yorkers yelling “swipe left!” about poor Tinder users who are unaware their profile is being collectively judged by hundreds of people. However, Moore expertly steered the crowd from mean-heartedness to substance with each match.” —VICE
“Often, the saddest scenarios are the ones we need to laugh at the most. Jon Stewart helped us ingest more than a decade of very bleak realities by reminding us that the human spirit (or at least our sense of humor) is still stronger than all the awful crap the world throws at us. With this in mind, we thank comedian Lane Moore for creating Tinder Live!, an interactive, live-performance, therapy-comedy show created to help those of us who have submitted to dating online deal with its inherently depressing realities.” – Brooklyn Magazine
“Smart and hilarious writer/comedian Lane Moore’s comedy show, Tinder Live with Lane Moore, has all the addictive, fun qualities of a television game show. One of her show’s segments include going through Tinder profiles with the audience to come to a vote on whether to swipe left or right. This could be this generation’s version of The Dating Game.” —Hello Giggles
“Remember watching Mystery Science Theater with your friends in college? Well, I recently went to the dating version of that. It’s called Tinder Live! and it’s a comedy show about the darker side of online dating. Okay, fine, the darkest side of online dating.” … “[Tinder Live With Lane Moore’s] ability to do this in a funny, sensitive way offers a new perspective on millennial romance.” —A Women’s Thing
“Hilarious…dating voyeurism at its finest.” —TrendingNY
“You think you know Tinder, but you don’t really understand the true power, poetry and madness of the dating-and-hookup app until you’ve seen it through the eyes and heard it explained live onstage by Lane Moore.” —The Comic’s Comic
“[Tinder Live] is an anything can happen, interactive comedy showstopper” —NBC
Video: KGW Portland
“Moore — a comedian, writer, editor, musician, producer, comic book scribe, and web series creator — takes her talent to the stage in interactive comedy show Tinder Live! every month in New York. The show focuses on Tinder (but we probably didn’t have to spell that out for you), and the wacky world that occupies the minds and loins of countless Millennials from coast to coast.” —Broke-Ass Stuart
“Anyone who has ever used a dating app will find that they are better fodder for funny stories than anything else. Writer, actor, musician and stand-up comic Lane Moore explores the hilarious pitfalls of our attempts to find True Love during her interactive show Tinder Live! Moore will offer tips and tricks for Tinder users and hopefully answer some of our own burning questions” —Gothamist
“Tinder LIVE with Lane Moore is exhilarating. It felt dangerous and gonzo insane..it’s like if Andy Kaufman fucked the internet and made it a show.” —Sara Benincasa, Playboy
“This is the best show I’ve ever done.” —Josh Gondelman, Last Night With John Oliver
“This show is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.” —Christian Finnegan, Comedy Central Presents/Netflix comedy special The Fun Part
“Tinder Live With Lane Moore was incredible, yet again. Lane Moore has created a truly fantastic show.” —Sam Grittner, Tonight on GIRLS
“Tinder Live With Lane Moore was the funniest show I’ve seen in a long, long time.” — Legendary comedy photographer Mindy Tucker, who sees countless comedy shows every week.
“Sure, you could go to a comedy show at Caroline’s…but you could also go see something like Tinder Live with Lane Moore at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she takes the audience through “real-time swiping”…If a date took me to something like that, I would be suitably impressed.” —Rachel Kramer Bussel, via Thought Catalog.
photo by. Mindy Tucker
photo by. Michael Robert Hartman