Sold Out: Night Train with Guest Host David Cross
Greg Fitzsimmons, Myq Kaplan, Sonia Denis, Zach Sherwin, Neel Nanda, Maeve Higgins
Mon, May 29, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change *** Limited seating ***
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Night Train with Guest Host David Cross
This week's edition of Night Train will be hosted by the amazing David Cross!
David Cross was on an episode of Modern Family and was a voice on Curious George.
Greg is a stand-up comedian and television writer/producer. A regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, Chelsea Lately, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons received critical praise from NPR and Vanity Fair.
Since 2006, Greg has hosted a radio show on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM channel and his own twice-weekly podcast, Fitzdog Radio. A regular on Letterman, Conan, and Kimmel, Greg also had two stand-up specials on Comedy Central and spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever.
As a writer, Greg won 4 Daytime Emmy Awards on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also worked on HBO’s Lucky Louie, Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher and many others. He has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on The Chelsea Handler Show, The Man Show, and Tiny Tonight.
Greg is the winner of “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called Idiot Savants.
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.
Sonia Denis is a Chicago-based comedian by way of Washington, DC. Sonia’s stand-up can be described as confessional, frenetic and another cool adjective. Sonia has performed in the Comedy Exposition of 2014, the Women’s Funny Festival, Snubfest, and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. She has also performed at Zanies, Second City, UP, Jokes and Notes, Riddles Comedy Club, and Chicago Underground Comedy (ChUC). She co-hosts a popular Chicago open mic at Cole’s Bar every Wednesday. She’s also a co-producer of Congrats on Your Success (CoYS), a monthly stand-up showcase that has been featured in the Chicago Reader and Time Out Chicago.
Zach Sherwin, aka MC MR. NAPKINS, is a comedian and a rapper. After growing up in Ohio and Missouri, Napkins moved to Boston, where he attended Brandeis University and began performing comedy. Now based in Los Angeles, he plays live shows all over the country and posts music videos at youtube.com/mcmrnapkins. Napkins’s accomplishments include releasing “MC Mr. Napkins: The Album” (Comedy Central Records), appearing on E!, VH1, and CNN Headline News, writing for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, performing in Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival, and knowing that “Napkins’s” is the correct way to make “Napkins” possessive.
Starting comedy in Atlanta, GA and now based in Los Angeles, Neel Nanda has performed all over the country with some of comedies’ biggest acts. Neel has acted and performed stand up on COMEDY CENTRAL's ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY. He has appeared on IFC's GARKUNKEL AND OATES and performed stand up comedy on Oxygen's FUNNY GIRLS. He is also performing stand up in the upcoming series FLOPHOUSE for VICELAND / HBO GO directed by Lance Bangs. Neel recently featured at Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and was the runner up for the Westside Stand Up Showdown (2015) in Los Angeles. Aside from just performing standup, he currently produces a few shows in LA including "Unnecessary Evil" at the Westside Comedy Theater, which was recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 10 stand up shows. You can catch Neel every week at his show on the Westside where he has shared the stage with comedians like Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin, Laura Kightlinger, and even Yakov Smirnoff.
Maeve Higgins is a stand-up comedian from Ireland who basically performs wherever she can. So far this has included a bus and many major cities. As well as wowing and/or bewildering crowds at festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, she is a TV star at home and makes some great radio.