Monday Night Comedy Show
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Todd Barry, Michael Che, Claudia Cogan, Barry Rothbart, Nick Turner, Phoebe Robinson
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac, Night Train show features comedy from the best local and international stand up comedians, and--at times--special guest appearances by musicians, local celebrities, and the occasional surprise only found in Gowanus.
Todd Barry first performed comedy in 1987 at Coconut's Comedy Club in North Miami, Florida. Since that first performance, Todd has been a guest on nearly every late night show, including three appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," ten appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," NBC's "Late Friday," and Comedy Central gave him his own half hour special on "Comedy Central Presents." His acting credits include "Louie," HBO's "Larry Sanders Show," "Sex and the City," "Bored To Death," and “Flight of the Conchords,” voice work on "Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil," "Dr. Katz," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," and featured roles in the movies “The Wrestler” and "Road Trip."
Photo: Steven Dewall
Critics and audiences agree, NY-based writer, actor and standup comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed's "50 Hottest Men in Comedy," and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” he is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. A native of lower Manhattan, Che’s comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as "a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.”
Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a staff writer for the show. He also recently released his first hour-long stand-up special entitled Michael Che Matters on Netflix. His first special aired in 2014 on Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour stand-up series. Prior to joining SNL, Che was part of “The Best F*ing News Team Ever!” as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy & Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In February of 2014, he became the first-ever standup [comedian] to perform on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, which marked his second late night appearance following his 2012 late night television debut on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman.
Che has made numerous other television and film appearances including Chris Rock’s Top Five, Comedy Central's hit series @midnight, and as a weekly cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever.
In August 2013, Che headlined a successful month-long run of standup shows entitled “Cartoon Violence” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with The Guardian raving, “his effectiveness as a comic is instant.”
Che has performed on the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity festival tour, at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo, where The Nashville Scene proclaimed “Straight up: Michael Che is going to be a star.” He was crowned the winner of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and both Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their "Comics To Watch." He headlines comedy shows nationally and internationally.
Claudia Cogan has appeared as a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing, been a talking head on Vh1, and received three nominations for an Excellence in Comedy in New York award. She is the winner of the first Time Out New York Joke of the Year. She was featured in New York Magazine's Ten People Funny People Find Funny. Her festival appearances include Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and San Francisco SketchFest. Her jokes have been featured on Rooftop Comedy and Youtube's Official Comedy Channel.
Barry Rothbart is one of the young rising stars in comedy today, appearing recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, starring in the new season of MTV's "Punk'd" as well as landing a role as "Ben" on TNT's "Men of A Certain Age". He also co-wrote and starred in the IFC Channel show "Do Whatever", as well as a series of national commercials including: Taco Bell, Honda and Miller Light. He was named a "New Face" and "Best of the Fest" performer at the 2011 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Fest as well as being invited to the New York, Boston, and Underground Comedy Festivals. Originally starting in NYC in sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade he still continues to perform sketch and recently debuted a one-man character show at the UCB Theater - LA.
Nick Turner made his television debut this year, performing stand up on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon." Nick has also performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a "New Face," earning a spot on the "Best of Fest" showcase. Other festivals he performed in this year include SXSW, The New York Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
Stand up comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson recently made her television debut on TV Guide’s “100 Shows to See Before You Die.” She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their college tour, which traveled the USA. She has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and for the second straight year, she appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival. Phoebe has also appeared on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Show, in The Daily News, the NY Post as well as on The Smoking Jacket and Rooftop Comedy websites. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and most recently, she became a blogger for the Huffington Post. Currently, she hosts a weekly comedy show at Manchester Pub called Case of the Mondays and performs at venues all over NYC. And every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, you can read her blog Blaria at http://blaria.com.
$5.00 - $8.00