You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY.
This month's show: #CuomosMTA – We all know Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in charge of the MTA. But why doesn't he seem to know that? And why does he seemingly know so little about how a transit agency should be run? And how, dear lord HOW, is he still asking MTA officials and transit reporters how signals work?? In this show, we'll be reviewing all the ways Cuomo is wrong – and maybe, juuuust maybe, sometimes a little bit right – about the MTA, and how the system has held up under his ever-fluctuating attention. If you've ever tweeted at the @NYCTSubway using the #CuomosMTA hashtag to complain about something awful with the subways or buses, this is the show for you.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets $15 adv / $20 door
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL GUEST: Clayton Guse is the transit reporter at the Daily News, where he's worked since the start of 2019. He's covered transit for more than seven years in New York and Chicago. Since joining The News, he's uncovered numerous instances of mismanagement at the MTA, including a decision to stick Brooklyn's lowest-income residents with the agency's oldest diesel buses and an internal plan to strip NYC Transit President Andy Byford of much of his authority. He's very interested in viewing and creating maps for storytelling purposes, and spends way too much of his free time digging through public data sets.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Get on board for a deep dive into the history of the MTA. Whether you love it, hate it, or want to compose more informed rage-tweets about it during your next 20 minute delay – we’ve got you covered. Your hosts Meg Pierson (TEDx, Alchemy Comedy) and Justin Williams (City College, SirusXM), along with a mysterious anonymous ghostwriter, will conduct our show through the twists and turns of history; revealing unbelievable stories, subway life-hacks, and truly upsetting details about our subway system.
Meg Pierson: A Brooklyn resident, Meg co-founded Alchemy Comedy Theater in South Carolina. In addition to helping to write and produce the pet health video series Cone of Shame, Meg travels internationally teaching improv workshops at veterinary conferences – she isn’t a vet but if your cat’s peeing outside of the litterbox it’s probably a UTI. She’s a two-time emcee of TEDx Greenville and currently hosts Versus at Caveat every second Saturday. In her free time, she offers people jobs at Axiom Law.
Justin Williams is an Assistant Professor of History at the City College of New York. Justin is also a comedian that has been featured on Comedy Central’s Jokes.com, Mashable, SiriusXM Radio, The Elite Daily, Men’s Health Magazine, The Kansas City Star, ‘Morning Buzz Live‘ on VH1, ‘Trial by Laughter’ on Comcast, ‘Laughs’ on Fox and ‘The Comedy Show Show’ on Seeso.
*RECORDING* This show will be recorded for publication as a podcast.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe 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.