You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY.
This month's show: Service Changes – We've all been there – you're about to head out for Saturday brunch in Queens when you think, "Wait, is the R running this weekend? What's up with the Q26? Are there any other service changes??" But what even ARE service changes about, and who decides we need em? This month, we're diving into all the reasons service might change on us this winter – the weather, the signals, the track, and even the holidays. Hop aboard the Holiday Nostalgia Ride for the last Why Your Train is F*cked of 2019!
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: Stephanie Burgos-Veras is a native New Yorker, raised in a Dominican-Colombian household in the melting pot and very bus-dependent borough of Queens! She is a Campaign Manager at the Riders Alliance. Stephanie organizes bus riders from all the city, primarily in the Bronx, to highlight the poor conditions bus service has been costing riders. By using storytelling, theatre, bus report cards, and, of course, media, the Bus Turnaround Campaign has won commitments from both MTA and Mayor de Blasio to redesign the bus network and give two million riders more priority on New York City streets! When Stephanie isn’t organizing, she can be found dancing, taking care of her plants, exploring with her young brother or taking it slow by going on long walks with her husband and dog in Inwood. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Media Communications Arts with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising from The City College of New York.
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.