Monday Night Comedy Show
Night Train with Guest Host Hari Kondabolu
Myq Kaplan, Ophira Eisenberg, Liz Miele, Joel Kim Booster, Jono Zalay
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Night Train with Guest Host Hari Kondabolu
This week's edition of Night Train will be hosted by the amazing Hari Kondabolu!
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He is currently a writer for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, set to make its debut in August 2012. He will also be appearing on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Standup this summer. He made his UK television debut on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News in April 2011, which preceded a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He then had a regular segment on the first series of BBC3′s “Live at the Electric” starring Russell Kane. He has also appeared on Episode 69 (Live Portland Super Show) of WTF with Marc Maron. When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised, monthly talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist). He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist last November.
Myq Kaplan recently made his debut on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” his half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special debuted earlier this year, and he was recently a Top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” at the New Faces show of the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was voted 2008’s Best Local Comedian in the Boston Phoenix, and won the 2009 NY’s Funniest Standup Competition.
Ophira Eisenberg was selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that "Funny People Find Funny. She has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Fresh Faces of Comedy, VH-1's Best Week Ever and All Access, Fox, E! Channel, the Oxygen Network, and the Discovery Channel. She also had her own 1⁄2 hour comedy special for CTV’s Comedy Now. She has performed all over the world and is a regular host and storyteller with The Moth, a NYC-based storytelling phenomenon.
Liz Miele started doing stand-up at 16 and now at 23 she is a regular at some of the best clubs in New York City including, Carolines, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, and the Laugh Factory. She has since appeared on Live at Gotham, on Comedy Central. She has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show and the WE Network. At 18, Liz was profiled in the April 2004 issue of The New Yorker. She was a finalist in the 2004 Ladies of Laughter contest, 2008 March Comedy madness contest and winner of 2008 Gilda's Club contest and her stand-up has been featured on AOL, XM radio, and Comedynet.com. She has opened for Jim Gaffigan, Ted Alexandro, Alonzo Bodden, John Heffron, Jim Mendrinos, Louis Ramey and Aries Spears
Joel Kim Booster
A comedy baby who was conceived in the back alleys of Boystown, Joel is relatively new to the comedy scene in Chicago. In his short time performing stand-up, he has performed at some of Chicago and New York's best comedy shows including Zanies Chicago (where he won their Queer Comedy Contest), The Laugh Factory Chicago, Entertaining Julia, The Blackout Diaries, Making Out With Wes Perry and Friends, Laughtrack at Sidetrack, Brasschuckles Comedy, The Sarcastic Squad and the Alligator Lounge showcase to name a few. Joel's bits have also been seen all over the stage at Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, various libraries and other weird and unusual places bits don't normally show up. Joel is also a frequent performer at the wildly popular Salonathon series created and curated by Jane Beachy. A weekly night of performances at Beauty Bar Chicago, Salonathon hosts the city's best alternative and underground entertainment acts. Joel is a regular contributor at the Paper Machete, where his reoccurring character, Kim Joon Min (Kim Jung Un's gay best friend— naturally), pops up to cover the North Korea beat.
Jono Zalay grew up in beautiful San Diego, where upon becoming a stand-up comic, he quickly grew tired of good weather and happy times. So he packed all his belongings and boarded a plane to Boston. His belongings boarded a plane to Philadelphia and were never seen again. Once adequately miserable, Jono pursued comedy while earning his PhD in Neuroscience. In 2010-11, he became a staple at comedy festivals around the country, winning all of them in the “most fun” category that he made up. Jono now lives in New York City where his unique and informed background brings a perspective to stand-up comedy unequaled by almost any PhD in Neuroscience.
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