Monday Night Comedy Show
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Reggie Watts, Jena Friedman, Sasheer Zamata, Josh Gondelman, Adam Newman, Adam Lowitt, Seaton Smith
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.
Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable – comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie's improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed "disinformationist," Reggie loves to disorientate his audiences in the most entertaining way. You may not know what Reggie is going to do, but that's okay – he doesn't either. As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O'Brien to open nightly on Conan's entire North American "Prohibited From Being Funny on Television" tour. Reggie was featured as "Hot Comedian" in Rolling Stone's Hot Issue 2010, named SPIN Magazine's "Best New Comedian" and "Best of CMJ" 2010, and a featured profile in GQ's Man Of The Year issue 2010. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd 'Why $#!+ So Crazy?' on Comedy Central Records in May 2010. He has a new album entitled 'Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records' which will be available limited edition vinyl Spring 2011.
On screen, Reggie has appeared on The Conan O'Brien Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, HBO's The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues, Iceland TV, UK's "Funny Or Die," PBS' revamped Electric Company and the music video "What About Blowjobs?" for College Humor. Reggie can also be seen in short comedic interstitials during Comedy Central's late night block and has a pilot for the channel in the works. As a musician, Reggie recorded the EP Pot Cookies through Normative Records, sang on Regina Spektor's "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributed two tracks to DFA Records' Spaghetti Circus. Also the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie recorded original music featured on Louis CK's show on FX and performed the theme song for Kristin Schaal's "Penelope Princess of Pets" show.
Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, Vice, Newsweek, Glamour, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Gawker, Slate, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York and on CBS, MSNBC and Comedy Central. When she's not on tour, Jena can be seen performing stand up and improv at venues such as The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, The Stand and The Comedy Cellar in New York.
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on Saturday Night Live. She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, ABC's Would You Fall For That, and This American Life. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour's 7 Web Series We Can't Stop Watching in 2015.
Sasheer has been listed in Cosmopolitan's 13 Funny Women to Watch in 2014, Time Out New York's Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC in 2014, Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine's Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now in 2015. She's done stand up at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.
In 2016, she will be in the upcoming films Sleight, directed by JD Dillard, and Yoga Hosers, directed by Kevin Smith. She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. Josh’s comedy touches on topics from rainbows to gangsta rap and makes them all equally hilarious thanks to his terrific writing and performing. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s “Attack of the Show” and MavTV’s “Rooftop on the Road.” His first CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Adam Newman is a very funny Brooklyn-based comedian. He has appeared on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch, won Carolines' Comedy Madness competition, and released his debut stand-up CD, Not for Horses, via Rooftop Comedy Productions. His new web series, My Dad is in a Boy Band, comes to The Warner Sound January 2013. Adam's TV appearances include MTV's The CollegeHumor Show and F'nMTV, various talking head shows on TV Guide Network, the Tyra Banks Show (weird), and dozens of CollegeHumor Originals on CollegeHumor.com, including their popular series Very Mary Kate, Hardly Working, and High Times Editorial Office. Adam has been featured in Time Out New York and The New York Daily News, wrote for Run it Back on Cartoon Network, and starred in an Animal Planet pilot called Cute Hunters.
Adam Lowitt is a standup comedian as well as a four-time Emmy award winning Executive Producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has performed on Comedy Central as part of John Oliver's New York Standup Show and in 2012 was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal as part of their New Faces Showcase. In 2013, Adam and three other Daily Show staff members were deployed by the USO to the Middle East as part of a USO tour of a two-country morale boosting USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour.
SEATON SMITH made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on the Fox show MULANEY. He recently appeared in a fun role for the most recent season of GIRLS. Chortle.com says SEATON “offers a mesmerizing, livewire performance, full of joy and amazing comic energy”. Originally from Washington D.C., SEATON performs stand up regularly at all of the major comedy clubs in NYC. Additionally, he has headlined shows across the country and performed at numerous colleges. SEATON was featured in the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs Festival 2014 in Montreal, and has appeared on THE NIGHLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS.
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