Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Simon Amstell, Julian McCullough, Jeffrey Joseph, Ron Babcock, Mike Recine, Janelle James, Marcella Arguello
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 (The Daily Show, King of the Hill), 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.
Simon Amstell became a household name as the presenter of Popworld - Channel 4’s weekly pop programme. He was the host of Never Mind The Buzzcocks on BBC2 for four series from 2006-2009. Simon started his presenting career on Nickelodeon. Then came Popworld which Simon co-hosted with Miquita Oliver from January 2000 until March 2006. In his youth, Amstell was the youngest finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. Simon performs regularly on the stand-up circuit and hosted his own talk show at the Pleasance during 2005's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He returned with his first pure stand-up show in 2006 gaining fantastic reviews and adding extra shows to his sold out run. In August 2007 in performed a complete sell-out season in Pleasance One and adding extra show at the Pleasance Grand. He has also performed at the Brighton Comedy Festival and appeared in his first West End show at the Haymarket Theatre. In 2009 he appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and completed a national stand-up tour.
Julian McCullough is a very funny young man who has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NPR's This American Life, and starred in his own half hour special on Comedy Central. You can catch him every Saturday as host of TBS' "Very Funny News" and on MTV2's hit series Guy Code. He has contributed to countless pop culture talking head shows and has hosted three stand alone specials for VH1. He also has a 2 bedroom apartment and really nice sheets.
Jeffrey is an Emmy nominated comedy writer, an accomplished Stand Up Comedian and an award winning Actor. He starred in the feature film The Wrong Mr. Johnson and has appeared opposite such stars as Will Smith, Whoopie Goldberg and Bill Murray. On TV Jeff was a regular on The Popcorn Kid, HBO's Dream On, Fox's The Late Show, Haywire and Comic Strip Live. He’s also written and developed television pilots for Fox, ABC, MGM, Imagine and Castle Rock. As a stand up comedian, he has appeared on national television dozens of times including on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeffrey also finds the time to work as a Teaching Artist in under-served NYC High Schools.He spends his spare time writing flossy Bio's in the third person and brushing his hair.
Comedy’s Ron Babcock is a comedian based in LA. You can see him this fall on Comedy Central's new show House Party. He's also been on Last Comic Standing, HBO’s The Life and Times of Tim, and The Rotten Tomatoes Show. He's been to dozens of festivals including being selected as a "New Face" for the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He creates a lot of web content. He produced and co-hosted the Why Would You Eat that Challenge on YouTube's Tasted. He also produced and starred in web series for MTV and AOL. Some of these have been turned into internet memes, which always makes his mother sigh. Finally, he's really good at nailing casual conversation.
Mike Recine is a funny, nice person who is sometimes awkward and anxious. He started comedy in Jersey at the age of 18 in 2006 and mostly performed for his very large Italian family. Since moving to New York in 2007 Mike has headlined top venues around the city and country. In 2010 he was nominated for Time Out New York’s ‘~Joke of the Year’ and an ECNY award for ‘~Best Emerging Comic’ . Most recently, he was selected to perform in the ‘~New Faces Showcase’ at the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Mike works really hard on his jokes and on being likeable. He owns 5 pellet guns and is happy to give you one.
Janelle James is a Caribbean born comic who started doing standup in the midwest. Moving to the midwest was such a jarring experience that Janelle, already a person prone to melodramatic mood swings quickly fell down a hole into deep depression. A chance conversation with a neighbor about a local open mic led to Janelle trying to reap the benefits of talk therapy without the bills (or therapist) and trying her hand at stand up comedy. Janelle’s stand up is a mix of raunch, family life and morbid thoughts about depression and aging. She has featured all over the midwest and NYC in such places as The Jukebox Comedy Club, NY Comedy Club and The Knitting Factory. She was a top three finalist in both the 2011 Laugh Comedy Competition and the 2012 Jukebox Comedy Competition. Janelle has also traveled extensively as the feature act with veteran comics and performed at the 2013 Bridgetown and Limestone comedy festivals.. When not performing, Janelle can be found tweeting the boredom away @janellejcomic or complaining to anyone who’ll listen about how having kids makes it so much harder to move into a van and live the glamorous life of a road comic.
Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning gender, relationships, family, work and whatever else is on her mind that day. The recipient of the 2009 MAMA Award for Best Comedian, Marcella has opened for Norm MacDonald, Aries Spears, Sugar Sammy, Melanie Comarcho and recently shared a stage with Mark Curry and Paul Mooney. She has worked at Cobbs Comedy Club, The San Jose Improv and is a regular at The Punchline Comedy Clubs in Sacramento and San Francisco. Comedian Sean Keane referred to her as the “finest export from Modesto since George Lucas”; while comedian Marga Gomez has noted the “hysterical young glamazon” as someone who can “get the audience to make noise by threatening them and they love it.”
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