Internet Explorers: One Night Only Big Tech Bonanza!

SAT // OCT 09 // 07:00PM

Mark Vigeant is a comedian who uses comedy to explore and demystify technology- Internet Explorers is his live show where he takes sold out audiences (and thousands of livestreamers on Twitch) deep into a corner of the World Wide Web with guest comics and Internet Experts 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 (New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic).

This special one-night-only event is a BIG TECH BONANZA! That’s right, we’ll be diving into the existential, looming, omnipresent threat of Big Tech. What the hell is it? Why is it so bad and scary? What, if anything, are people doing to stop it? How the hell can you put together a COMEDY show about it?? We will answer all these questions and more WITHOUT the help of Google nor Facebook nor Amazon nor Apple nor Microsoft. How about THAT!

Featuring

Mark Vigeant - Mark Vigeant is a comedian who uses comedy to explore and demystify technology. His one-man show Let’s Make a Website enjoyed a sold-out run at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre before touring the country from the New York Comedy Festival to Comedy Central’s Clusterfest to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and his sketch group OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin’ Sketch Show enjoyed a 5-year run at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and has performed at every damned sketch comedy festival on the continent. He was a writer for Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and Live From Here. He lives in Los Angeles and posts ridiculous character videos to TikTok daily.

Rollie Williams - Rollie Williams is a climate scientist and comedian. He is the creator and host of Climate Town on YouTube and is also the Internet’s biggest billiards influencer.

Sam Reece - Sam Reece is a comedy writer and performer. Her sketch group Girls With Brown Hair has written for Comedy Central and headlined sketch festivals all over the US. She’s also TikTok’s shitty craft queen.

Matt Stoller (expert guest): Matt Stoller is the Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project. He is the author of the Simon and Schuster book Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, which Business Insider called “one of the year’s best books on how to rethink capitalism and improve the economy.” David Cicilline, Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, has called Stoller’s work “an inspiration.” Stoller is a former policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee.

Jenn Schiffer (guest): code and content creator based in jersey city. Her day job is director of community at glitch. By week night/end, she is a tech humorist, painter, extremely hot and smart goofball, and lifestyle blogger.

Becky Chicoine (comedian): Becky Chicoine is an actor, comedian & writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She's originally from Wisconsin and got her start in musical theatre, unfortunately. Alongside her writing partner Sam Reece (un-formerly known as the duo Girls With Brown Hair,)  Becky co-wrote and co-starred in the digital series Shop Talk on ComedyCentral.com. Please watch. Most recently, Becky & Sam were the supervising producers and head writers of a pilot for Amber Tamblyn.

Yoni Lotan (comedian): YONI LOTAN IS AN ACTOR, WRITER, AND FILMMAKER BASED IN NYC. You may have recently seen him in hit shows such as "Russian Doll" (Netflix) and "High Maintenance" (HBO) as well as his numerous character appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon". Yoni is a major player in the NY scene as he is heavily involved with the prestigious Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre. You can see him perform every Friday with his house weekend team "Higgins" as well as all over the country with the touring UCB TourCo company.

Darren Solomon (musician): Darren Solomon is a Brooklyn-based composer, producer, bassist and keyboard player. His music career began auspiciously, when at the age of 19 he joined the touring band of music legend Ray Charles as his bassist. After two years on the road, completing a music degree from NYU, and another four years of touring with Barry Manilow, he began working as a composer. He's earned a Best Music Clio and a Cannes Gold Lion, scoring ads for clients like Google, AMEX, Pepsi, L'Oreal, Honda and MnM's.

“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.”

—Comedy Cake

SHOW INFO

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 livestream.

21+

No outside food or drink is allowed.

Livestream ticket information

If you purchase a livestream ticket, Eventbrite will automatically email you a private YouTube link to the stream on the day of the show. If you have not received the private link by the show start time, please contact us for the link.

COVID POLICIES

As we re-open we're doing everything we can to keep our audience, performers, and staff safe and are complying with all Covid regulations.

As part of this, all attendees must present proof of full vaccination to enter. Proof can be via the New York State Excelsior pass, a physical copy of the CDC card, a photo of your CDC card, or other electronic record of vaccination includes name and date (e.g., some chain pharmacies have an app with this information). In all cases the name must match that on your photo ID.

Our full Covid policies can be found here.

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.


CONTACT: 

21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
(212)228-2100
contact@caveat.nyc