Night Train with Guest Hosts The Kondabolu Brothers

Night Train with Guest Hosts The Kondabolu Brothers

Melissa Villasenor, Charla Lauriston, Joe Zimmerman, Omar Shaukat, Azhar Usman, Andrew Collin

Mon, July 24, 2017

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

$5.00 - $8.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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

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Night Train with Guest Hosts The Kondabolu Brothers
Night Train with Guest Hosts The Kondabolu Brothers
This week's edition of Night Train will be hosted by the wonderful Kondabolu Brothers!

HARI KONDABOLU
Hari Kondabolu is a standup comedian who has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He is also a writer for “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” on the FX Network. His website is harikondabolu.com and you can find him on Twitter at @harikondabolu.

ASHOK KONDABOLU
Ashok Kondabolu was the hypeman “Dapwell” of the now-defunct rap-group Das Racist. He is also the creator of the online interview/documentary series “Chillin’ Island” and is a DJ on the East Village Radio show of the same name. His website is dapwell.com and you can find him on Twitter at @dapwell.
Melissa Villasenor
Melissa Villasenor
Melissa Villaseñor is a featured castmember on the 42nd season of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Born and raised in Whittier, CA Melissa began impressions at the age of 12 which led her to the Laugh Factory comedy camp and then stand-up open mics and shows all over the county. She made her television debut on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and does extensive voiceover acting on Fox’s FAMILY GUY, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Comedy Central’s TRIPTANK. Last year Melissa opened for Whitney Cummings on her national tour and at the taping of her HBO special. Melissa has been featured on Broadway Video’s Latino-focused digital platform, “Mas Mejor,” which distributes existing and new comedic content targeted to the Latino population as well as general audiences.
Charla Lauriston
Charla Lauriston
Charla Lauriston is a girl and a comedian based in New York. She's the writer, creator, and star of the web series 'Clench & Release' and the host of School Night, a weekly variety show at UCB. She’s been featured on MTV (Other)’s Truth or Dare, has performed stand-up and/or improv at the Charleston Comedy Festival, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, the She-Devil Festival, and was a featured headliner at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. In 2013, Charla was listed as one of 8 Black Women Ready for SNL by Essence Magazine and one time she was briefly mentioned in TimeOut Chicago as being “real good”.
Joe Zimmerman
Joe Zimmerman
New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman has had an eventful couple of years. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and was one of the prestigious comedians to be chosen to film a CC Half Hour stand-up special in 2014. Joe made his late night debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, performed on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by both The Spit Take and Time Out NY. Joe’s debut album “Smiling at Wolves” reached #2 on the ITunes Comedy charts when released by New Wave Entertainment in January 2014.

Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a fun loving demeanor, Joe has been personally selected by Ricky Gervais as a Conan contest finalist, other festivals, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM and Pandora. He is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, the most requested tour in the Southeast from 2008-2012. The Beards released two albums (2011’s Cardio Mix on Comedy Central Records); their Beards Across America MSN web series amassed more than a million views.
Omar Shaukat
Omar Shaukat
Omar Shaukat is a dry, sarcastic Pakistani-American stand-up comedian based in New York City by way of Baltimore. Omar has performed his biting observational comedy at festivals such as The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The Orlando Indie Comedy Fest and more. He is currently a producer for several Cave Comedy Radio podcasts at The Creek and the Cave, as well as a co-host of a monthly couples comedy show with his girlfriend at People's Republic of Brooklyn.
Azhar Usman
Azhar Usman
AZHAR is a standup comedian, actor, writer, playwright, and producer. He is one of Chicago's top standup comics; CNN called him "America's Funniest Muslim," and Georgetown University identified him as "one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." In 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented "Azhar is untouchable!" As the co-founder of the international comedy showcase "Allah Made Me Funny–The Official Muslim Comedy Tour," he has toured over 20 countries, on five continents. His comedy has been profiled/reviewed by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, TIME Magazine, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, and Fox News. Besides appearing regularly on television, and in numerous documentary and independent films, he most recently served as a comedy writer for Hasan Minhaj's speech at the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner. He has contributed comedy material that has appeared in the following Netflix original standup specials: Hannibal Buress' 'Comedy Camisado' (credited as Creative Consultant), Hasan Minhaj's 'Homecoming King' (credited as Creative Consultant), and Dave Chappelle's 'Age of Spin' (Uncredited). Azhar guest stars as KKYMAN CANDAHAR on Amazon Studios' new big-budget original series PATRIOT (created, written, and directed by Steve Conrad). In the Spring of 2017, he appeared on Pete Holmes' popular podcast "You Made It Weird," where he announced that he is working on his first ever one-hour standup special (to be directed by Ramy Youssef and executive produced by Hannibal Buress).
Andrew Collin
Andrew Collin
Andrew Collin is a Brooklyn-based comic and sharp-witted storyteller. He has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and is a regular at clubs such as Broadway, New York Comedy Club, and The Creek and The Cave. He's been featured on Tuesdays With Stories with Mark Normand and Joe List and can be seen on Real World New Orleans (1999) for three minutes.