Night Train with Guest Host Nick Turner
Hannibal Buress, Chris Gethard, Jim Tews, Eliza Skinner, Bryan Cook, Beth Stelling, Nick Turner
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 Nick Turner
This week's edition of Night Train will be hosted by Littlefield favorite, Nick Turner!
Hannibal Buress is a comedy writer and performer widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, has also been lauded by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and Variety. As a stand-up comedian, he’s consistently featured throughout the late-night circuit, including the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson. Also a former staff writer for both SNL and 30 Rock, Buress is the co-host of Comedy Central’s The Eric Andre Show, and appears as a regular “expert” on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In addition, his debut comedy CD, My Name Is Hannibal (2010) and his Comedy Central one-hour special, Animal Furnace (2012), were both lavished with praise, each making multiple Top 10 lists. His newest project, the weekly web series Talking to Strangers with Hannibal Buress, features witty, humor-filled conversations between the award-winning comic and top-notch musicians and entertainers. The premiere episode featuring ?uestlove (The Roots) is set to debut Summer 2013. Though perpetually touring, Buress considers New York City, where he hosts a weekly Sunday comedy night at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, his place of residence. He lives with zero pets and an XBOX 360, and has a cable package with the Starz network but never watches it.
Chris Gethard is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York City. A mainstay performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he has performed at the Just for Laughs festivals in both Montreal and Chicago, at South by Southwest, and at various colleges and theaters throughout the US. He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on This American Life. Chris was a guest writer at Saturday Night Live. He was also an original writer on The Onion News Network, which launched its online platform with a sketch he wrote that was written about in The New York Times. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central. Chris is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show, a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at UCB before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011 and has also promoted the show as a guest on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. Chris is the author of "A Bad Idea I’m About to Do," "Weird NY", and the co-author of "Weird NJ" volumes one and two, "Weird US," and "Weird VA." As an actor, you can see Chris this summer in Iron Man 3, and later this year opposite Mila Kunis and Robin Williams in The Angriest Man In Brooklyn. Chris can also be seen in multiple episodes of the final season of NBC’s The Office.
Jim Tews is a man of many comedic talents who has been clawing his way to the middle for nearly a decade. Since starting as a standup comic in Cleveland eight years ago, he's traveled the country and relocated to New York City.
In 2007 he was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, In 2008 he created the "popular" web series The Opener for HBO's new media division and in 2010 he was the winner of the New York Comedy Contest. He was also one of this years New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. His work has been featured on the front pages of YouTube, MySpace and several other online outlets that were once considered relevant. He has yet to completely accept his parents' divorce and is on a foolish quest to get them back together. Will he accidentally find wisdom and maturity along his journey?
Eliza Skinner is a producer, writer, performer, lover and fighter in Los Angeles. She has appeared on TBS’ Are we There Yet?, Showtime’s PopTudors, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MTV’s Damage Control, and opposite Cheri Oteri in AMC’s LifeCoach. Her writing has been featured in Glamour, Cracked, CollegeHumor, Pop Tudors, and PRI’s Fair Game With Faith Salie. She has written and directed numerous digital shorts which have quickly become viral favorites on Digg, Funny Or Die, and College Humor. Her films have also won many festival awards including Audience Favorite awards from the 48-Hour Film Project and Iron Mule Film Series. Eliza is also one half of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical improv group I Eat Pandas (ECNY Award for Best Improv Group) and a cast member of Baby Wants Candy.
Photo: Matt Hoyle
Bryan Cook originally hails from the barren hellscape of rural Maine, and began his comedy career in Seattle, before relocating to Los Angeles where he writes for Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police. Cook is the host and creator of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. In 2012, he was featured as an opening act on Kyle Kinane’s Great Mistakes Tour, and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Riot LA, and Bumbershoot Festival. Cook has also performed at some of the finest alternative rooms in the country, including Holy Fuck (LA), Big Terrific (NYC), and The Grawlix (Denver). He has had the honor of sharing the stage with Nick Kroll, Hannibal Burress, Jen Kirkman, Todd Barry, Baron Vaughn, and has contributed to McSweeney’s.
LA Weekly named Stelling #2 on a list of “12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013.” Patton Oswalt also just listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his AMA on Reddit. She was a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will be returning to the fest this year. A few months after arriving in LA, Stelling made her standup television debut on TBS’s Conan.
Conan announced the release of her debut comedy album, Sweet Beth, on Rooftop Comedy’s record label. Her second appearance was on TV Guide Network’s Stand-up In Stilettos with Kate Flannery. Beth was deemed “Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter” by Huffington Post. Nerdist.com has been a big supporter of Beth, including her in their “Four Funny Female Comedians You Need to Know” alongside Shelby Fero, Tig Notaro and Ali Wong. Beth can be heard on Chris Hardwick’s annual podcast Stand-up Cluster 2013 and with Pete Holmes on his podcast “You Made It Weird” #134.
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.
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