Why Your Train is F*cked: Construction Megaprojects

THU // FEB 27

You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY.

This month's show: Construction Megaprojects! You've heard all about them – the 7 Line Extension. The Second Avenue Subway. East Side Access. And now – Penn Station Access? Second Avenue Subway: Phase II, Electric Boogaloo?! Why does the MTA keep endeavouring on these massive projects? Are they really helping the subway become a better public transit option or more accessible? And why, OH WHY, do they cost so much damn money?! This month, hosts Meg Pierson and Justin Williams dive into the political muck that is these giant projects – and tells you how they fuck up your commute on a near-daily basis.

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: Philip Mark Plotch is an associate professor of political science at Saint Peter’s University and the author of the brand new book, Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City. Phil also wrote the award-winning book, Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject.  Previously, he was director of World Trade Center Redevelopment at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and manager of planning and policy at the MTA.

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.



21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan