You know when your train is f*cked – this is the show that tells you WHY.
This month's show: The 7 Train! We're back on our line-specific shows, and this time, we're heading to Queens, baby. Sure, it goes as far east as any train in Manhattan, and SURE, it's got CBTC – but it's also got a fuckton of construction drama. Will this show be a red diamond or a green local? Who's to say?!
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: Colin Wright is senior advocacy associate at TransitCenter, a national foundation working to improve public transit in US cities. Colin manages TransitCenter's Access Denied campaign for full subway station accessibility for all New Yorkers, and the Build Trust campaign for an efficient, transparent, and accountable MTA. He got his start in transit by advocating for half-price fares for riders with low-incomes. He's the chair of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign advisory board and is a YIMBY member of Manhattan Community Board 4.
THIS MONTH'S BUSKER: SungBeats is an champion beatboxer and live-loop artist from NYC who has been perfecting his craft for over a decade. Equipped with nothing but a microphone and a loop pedal, Sung uses his mouth to create engaging, high energy music through an intricate process of layering vocal percussion and other sound effects live in real-time, without the use of any pre-recorded samples, backing tracks, or instruments. From hip hop, to house, to electronic dance music, to #1 Billboard charting singles, Sung does it all - literally, with his voice. As of November 11th 2018, Sung is the current American Loopstation Beatbox Champion.
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.