Night Train with Guest Host Alex English
Josh Gondelman, Langston Kerman, Chanel Ali, Liza Treyger, Guy Branum, Charla Lauriston, Puppeteer James Godwin
Mon, December 12, 2016
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLittlefield
$5.00 - $8.00
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change *** Limited seating ***https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1380553/
Night Train with Guest Host Alex English
This week's edition of Night Train will be hosted by the wonderful Alex English!
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. Josh’s comedy touches on topics from rainbows to gangsta rap and makes them all equally hilarious thanks to his terrific writing and performing. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s “Attack of the Show” and MavTV’s “Rooftop on the Road.” His first CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Langston Kerman is a stand up comedian, actor, tongue kisser and writer (in that order). He was recently selected as a New Face in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC. He has appeared on HBO and The Oxygen Network (don't judge). Langston wishes he had better credits to impress you with; unfortunately, he does not. Maybe you should just accept Langston for who he is. He really is trying his best.
Chanel is a standup comedian and writer living in New York City. Since 2013 she has performed at comedy clubs in Philadelphia, NYC and various cities throughout the U.S. Her stage presence and story-teller style make her a crowd favorite as she covers current topics, her upbringing and her worldview.
Liza Treyger is from the former Soviet Union where jokes aren't allowed so she moved to America and has been telling jokes in Chicago and loving it. For close to two years she was creator and co-producer of one of Chicago's most loved weekly showcases, Riot Comedy. In the past year she's been able to travel the country performing with her friends and heroes in amazing venues and prestigious and super fun festivals like The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs Chicago.
Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend? He is currently a staff writer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and has appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of Punk’d on MTV and Fashion Police on E!. That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’s house. Jealous? Guy also writes for the “Gay Voices” section of The Huffington Post and occasionally makes web vidoes where he dances around without his shirt on. But mostly, Guy is very, very beautiful and good at having sex.
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”.
Puppeteer James Godwin
James Godwin is a performance and visual artist, writer and puppeteer. His work has been presented all over NYC and beyond in such venues as P.S.122, Dixon Place, DTW, LaMama and the Walker art center. He was also a cast member of "Stuffed and Unstrung”. He has worked with Julie Taymor, Dave Chapelle, David Bowie and Aerosmith. His film and T.V. credits include “I Sell The Dead”, “Ice Age 2”, “Stakeland”, Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show. James’ one man show, “Lunatic Cunning” was awarded The Jim Henson award for innovation in puppetry and a UNIMA citation of excellence in 2014.