Amazon is a crazy big corporation. So big, in fact, it’s hard to even wrap your head around just how big it is. Web hosting, groceries, streaming video, home surveillance, holiday gifts… you can get almost anything from Jeff Bezos’ mega-company (including uranium ore, apparently?!)—if not on-demand, then less than a week later. But labor disputes, privacy concerns, antitrust concerns, tax loopholes, and Bezos’ staggering personal wealth have perplexed the tech giant’s place in popular culture, complicating everyday Americans’ relationships with consumerism and democracy. How did we get here? What can we do about it? And isn’t it all kind of silly?
On January 24, Mark Vigeant promises to cancel Amazon for good, redistribute Bezos’ wealth, and bring balance to the free market—with the help of his expert guests and comedians, of course. JK, they won’t solve anything, but everyone will learn a lot and ROFL as we do.
Kashmir Hill (The New York Times)
Dhruv Mehrotra (Gizmodo)
Caroline Haskins (Buzzfeed News)
And our usual guests:
Samantha Reece (Head Writer of Buzzfeed's BTW)
Rollie Williams (An Inconvenient Talk Show)
and live music by Darren Solomon
Mark Vigeant uses comedy to explore and demystify technology so that people can be aware, informed, and empowered.
Internet Explorers is his monthly live show where he takes sold out audiences (and thousands of livestreamers on Twitch) deep into a corner of the Internet to learn and laugh about everything from memes, artificial intelligence, and e-commerce to online dating, hacking, and the dark web.
Mark is joined each month by some of New York’s most brilliant comedians (Comedy Central, SNL, UCB) and technology experts (The Internet Archive, OkCupid, Buzzfeed).
“Wickedly funny web goon Mark Vigeant invites you into a world of gut-busting HTML nonsense.”
—Timeout New York
“The internet can be a scary place, so that’s why this show has comedians to help you navigate the tangled mess that is the World Wide Web.”
—Bedford and Bowery
“[Mark] marries the artistic discipline of comedy and the mega technical skill of programming with major audience-pleasing results.”
Doors 9:00 PM, show 9:30 PM.
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.