Nerd Nite NYC will hold another live virtual Nite on Thursday April 9, 2020 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT. Adrienne Raphel will discuss the history and strategy of crossword puzzles by offering us a delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history. Learn more in her book, Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them. Then, five-time Nerd Nite timeslot winner Dawson Smith takes us on a tour of ensemble comedy and its use of stock characters, from 16th-century Italy through Shakespeare and Molière to the television universe of Michael Schur. Holy forking shirt! To watch live, click here:


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