Night Train with Guest Host Aparna Nancherla

Night Train with Guest Host Aparna Nancherla

James Adomian, Byron Bowers, Nour Hadidi, Ryan Beck, Ester Steinberg

Mon, April 24, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*** Lineup subject to change *** Limited seating ***

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Night Train with Guest Host Aparna Nancherla
Night Train with Guest Host Aparna Nancherla
This week's edition of Night Train will be hosted by the wonderful Aparna Nancherla!

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Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance (AKA scribble-scrabble and jibber-jabber). In fact, she most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX.

Her artistic journey took off in Washington D.C. (it’s all about the Washingtons), but she now resides in the biggest apple in the gosh darn world.

Aparna’s comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view.

Other credits include Conan on TBS, @midnight and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, VH1’s “I Love the 2000s”, Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show, Vulture‘s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015″, Time Magazine‘s 140 Top Tweeters of 2014, Jezebel’s Comedy Queens of 2014, Time Out NY’s “10 Funniest Women in New York”, Flavorpill’s “11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City”, LA Weekly‘s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch”, Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know”, Splitsider’s “10 Up-and-Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, 2013 New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Friends of the People on TruTV, Last Comic Standing, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, OutsideLands, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”, Radio Q on CBC, Above Average, MTV Other, Laughspin, BUST Magazine, Funny or Die, Cosmopolitan, Elle India, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, TimeOut NY, and Slate V.

Comics Aparna has opened for include John Oliver, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Dave Attell, Rob Delaney, Christian Finnegan, Tom Green, Eddie Brill, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, and Chris D’Elia.

Venues and shows she has played include Whiplash at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC which she currently hosts (while Leo Allen is on hiatus), Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Comedy Bang Bang at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (LA), the Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up NY, the Punchline Comedy Club (SF), the Comedy Bar (Toronto), the DC Improv, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, the Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), and Mottley’s Comedy Club (Boston), as well as a downright gaggle of colleges.

Aparna is also an experienced improviser, having studied at Washington Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in both NY and LA, and the Groundlings, as well as at Lesly Kahn’s school of acting. She may yet perform with latent-but-powerful independent improv group Mythical Newsroom. She has also acted in various sketches, web videos and series, pilots, and short films.

P.S. Every time someone reads Aparna Nancherla’s bio, a puppet gets its strings.

P.P.S. “Oh geez louise Aparna, you are a unicorn in a field full of basic ass horses.”-My friend & colleague, the great Ahmed Huidobro
James Adomian
James Adomian
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen renowned for the many masks he wears and his fiery populist satire -- but don't you know deep down he's just a kitten? James was a top-10 finalist on the most recent season of "Last Comic Standing" (NBC) and is a frequent contributor to Comedy Death-Ray Radio and other wild podcasts. He performs standup and characters live at Upright Citizens Brigade and at festivals, theatres, dive bars, party schools and radical political events across North America. Other credits include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Late Late Show (CBS), FAce to Bush (Comedy Central), WordGirl (PBS) and The Onion Radio News, along with several underground cartoons and failed t.v. pilots. Check out his hit videos on Funny or Die, Atom, and YouTube -- and keep your chins up, you gorgeous nerdsluts: it's High Noon in the Garden of Good & Evil!

Photo: Robyn Von Swank
Byron Bowers
Byron Bowers
Comedian Byron Bowers was born and raised in a lower-middle class neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. But here’s where it gets funny: The Atlanta School Board saw fit to bus him into the more affluent, whiter suburbs for his schooling. Thus began an inadvertent social experiment that bore comedic fruit. Byron’s experiences directly informs his comedy – crisscrossing a multicultural socioeconomic landscape with the insight of a hip hop prodigy, the punch of a mixed martial artist, and the charm that one would expect from a proper southern gentleman.
Byron moved to Los Angeles in 2008 where he has pursued not only his comedy, but his love of exotic sports cars and nature. (He really does enjoy long walks on the beach). The trans-continental relocation has added to his cultural insight and helped him spread his appeal far and wide. (Now he knows what’s funny not just about Black and White people, but Gays and Mexicans too)

Byron appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, The Nerdist Theater, and Holy F#ck. He won the Big Sky Competition in Montana, Uncle Clyde’s Comedy and the Ultimate Laff-Down XVI Competitions, and was a Boston Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist. He was a New Face for Just for Laughs in 2013. He has appeared on the Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, Comcast TV, and he will appear on Adam Devine’s House party this fall on Comedy Central and The new season of Comic View March 2014.
Nour Hadidi
Nour Hadidi
Nour is a Toronto-based comedian who has been featured locally on the CBC News , Exclaim Magazine and was picked as one of four comedians to watch in 2016 by the Toronto Star. She was nominated for Breakout Female Comic of the 2017 Year at the Toronto I Heart Jokes Awards and is a writing contributor to CBC Comedy. You can see her performing all over Toronto and Montreal hosting The So Fresh’ n’ So Clean Comedy Show as well as the Half and Half Show.

Nour is going to make her national television debut at the CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival which will air in March 2017, and her jokes have been played on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud and Sirius XM Canada Laughs. She has also appeared on the CBC hit radio show the Debaters. She has opened for Steve Patterson, Josh Gondelman, Jackie Kashian, Wendy Liebman, Jermaine Fowler, DeAnne Smith, David Pryde, K. Trevor Wilson among others.

She has also performed at the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, New York Arab American Comedy Festival, Ladyfest, Cleveland Comedy Festival and SheDot Festival. In the summer of 2014, Nour studied Sketch and Joke Writing with the UCB and PIT theaters in New York City. Later that year she was a ‘Young Gun of Comedy’, an annual feature by the Comedy Nest club in Montreal showcasing the next generation of Comedians.
Ryan Beck
Ryan Beck
Ryan Beck is a writer and comedian from St. Louis, MO. He has been featured, among other more or less reputable places, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Ester Steinberg
Ester Steinberg
Ester Steinberg is one of New York’s hottest comedians. She started performing stand-up on the lunch tables of her high school in Tampa and set out for New York to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and pursue her career as a stand-up comedian. She starred in Oxygen’s hit show Funny Girls. Her dark comedy smoking whitefish is currently in development at ABC. She was recently featured in Time Out LA for her popular Kibitz Room Comedy Show at Canter’s Deli. She was one Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival’s New Faces in 2015. She is currently on tour and coming to a city near you.