Lane Moore brings Tinder Live to Schine Underground

Lane Moore lets SU students into her love life at her latest Tinder Live series show.

“I’m stuck in a van” would be the last message someone would expect to receive after matching with another person on the dating app, Tinder, but at Lane Moore’s Tinder Live event, it's just a regular part of the NYC based comedian’s act.

Tinder Live is a live, improvised comedy show that features Moore using the Tinder app on her phone, which is usually hooked up to a projector, and interacts with matches in real time for the audience to see.

Moore has taken her Tinder Live series on tour, with her latest stop being Syracuse University where she performed in front of a playful audience at Schine Underground. 

Moore kicked off the show by showcasing some of the funniest profiles she had seen recently, and also highlighted some of her pet peeves, which included users posting profile pictures with multiple people in them, leaving it up to Moore to play one of her favorite games, “Which One Is It?”

It wasn’t long before the crowd urged Moore to look for matches, and with the help of the cooperative people in the audience urging Moore to swipe right or left on a potential match, it only took a few minutes for Moore to find a connection, which only gives her more material to work with.

As soon as she matched with another user, Moore almost instantly shifted personalities from her well spoken and colorful mentality to a dumbed down, bland personality, while using elements from the user’s biography as ammo for her rapid-fire jokes.

An element that caught the audience’s attention was Moore purposefully leaving spelling mistakes while writing messages to her matches, which was something a few crowd members loved in particular.

Courtney Anderson, a sophomore from Huntington, NY, stated that her favorite part of the show was when Moore got to message her matches, and specifically highlighted the spelling mistakes that were intentionally left misspelled.

“Often when you’re on a dating app or just sending a risky text, you almost quadruple check to make sure that what you’ve written makes sense and is free of any spelling errors,” Anderson said, “So I just started to laugh harder everytime Lane made a spelling mistake and would just kind of skip over it on purpose, and I think that kind of added another real life element to the show.”

The show took a sudden turn when Moore stumbled upon a sweet boy named Jeremy, who the crowd also immediately adored, and sure enough, they matched. It was the first time all night that Moore was not using her alter-ego while messaging another user, and therefore also the first time all night where there was a real element of substance and genuineness present in a conversation.

To the delight of the audience, Moore eventually planned to meet up with Jeremy after her tour, which was a rarity in itself, as the whole concept of the show would make it difficult for these two individuals to actually meet.

Zach Gatoff, a senior from Roslyn Heights, NY, couldn’t help but think of the uncomfortable interaction that two people could have as a result of this show, regardless of the physical distance between Moore and the men she was matching with.

“I found it so funny that Lane ended up wanting to meet Jeremy because of how awkward an interaction like this could be once Lane has to tell him how they found each other,” Gatoff said. “That all just plays into the quality of the show, though, and simply makes for a better story to tell the next time Lane performs in front of an audience like this.”

Moore’s Tinder Live series has been going on at east coast universities for the past month and is scheduled for two more nights in the month of April.

Photo via Lane Moore's Facebook page.

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