Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

Bassem Youssef, Matteo Lane, Sean Patton, Ali Macofsky, Joanna Briley, Ahir Shah

Mon, September 18, 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 Wyatt Cenac
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac, 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.
Bassem Youssef
Bassem Youssef
Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, hosted the popular TV show “A-Bernameg” – which was the first-of-its-kind political satire show in the Middle East. Originally airing as an online 5-minute-show in 2011, Al-Bernameg became the most watched show in the history of Egyptian TV with an average of 40 million viewers every week, in addition to over 2 million subscribers on its official YouTube channel and over 184 million views.

The first live audience show in the Middle East received wide acclaim around the world with coverage in some of the biggest media outlets, topping it off with Youssef’s appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart several times, including Stewart's final show. Youssef and his team's bold criticism of the ruling regime throughout the seasons stirred a lot of controversy and led to over 100 complaints that were filed at the General Prosecutor’s office. After three seasons AlBernameg stopped airing in June 2014 due to pressure on both the show and the airing channel.
In 2013 Youssef was one of four recipients of the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists and in the same year he was named among Time Magazine’s most influential list for 2013 - under the “Pioneers” category.

In the spring of 2015 Youssef served resident fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F ‎Kennedy School of Government for one semester. ‎He has recently hosted the International Emmy Awards gala of 2015, as well as the 49th Carthage ‎Film Festival in Tunis.‎ Youssef majored in cardiothoracic surgery, passed the United States Medical License Exam (USMLE) and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer. After realizing that he can’t become Maria Callas, Matteo began telling jokes to strangers in dark rooms. Matteo has performed in the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, has been heard on SiriusXM and “Keith and the Girl,” and co-hosts a monthly variety show at the Creek and the Cave.
Sean Patton
Sean Patton
Sean Patton is a comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. He cut his teeth doing stand-up in the the Crescent city and has since performed at Caroline’s, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival, The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival, and many other clubs around the US and Canada. Sean made his basic cable debut on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” his Network TV debut on “Late night with Jimmy Fallon,” and he recently appeared on “Conan”.
Ali Macofsky
Ali Macofsky
Ali Macofsky is a stand up comedian from Long Beach, California. She started stand up at 18 in Los Angeles and has been performing all around since. She is a regular on the Kill Tony podcas,t writing and performing a new joke every week. She performs at the Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood and many independent shows in LA.
Joanna Briley
Joanna Briley
Joanna Briley. Brooklyn born, Connecticut raised. Hilarity ensued. I have performed stand up comedy for over 20 years in the New York Tri-State area at various club venues. I had the distinct pleasure of performing at Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Comedy Cellar, Standup NY, as well as The NY Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club. After a few years, I began to produce my own showcase and fell in love with the behind the scenes energy of a show. I trained with J. Beckson Studios in the Meisner Method of Acting, some SCTV Improv, Flying Solo 1&2 @ PIT Theatre, among other intensives.

I also work for the MTA and I’m one of the friendliest Token Boof Clerk, I swear. Lol My love of stand up and my job allowed me to write and produce “Swipe This: My Life in Transit!” which I performed in 2014 to great reviews. Also, since 2014, I’ve held a residency at Inkwell Jazz and Comedy Cafe in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where I produce and book the monthly unlimited Laff Tracks Comedy Showcase featuring myself and a few fellow funny MTA colleagues as well as featured headliners from various tv networks.
Ahir Shah
Ahir Shah
Ahir Shah is, at the time of writing, a funny and good stand-up comedian. He began doing comedy occasionally at the age of fifteen (i.e. too young), and over the course of the last decade his status has skyrocketed from "curiosity" to "interloper". Shah's sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.

Ahir's most recent show, CONTROL, debuted at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. In an age of global socio-political turmoil, CONTROL is a show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, resistance, and milk. Ahir's last show, MACHINES, enjoyed packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. These days, the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.