A freewheeling mix of stand up, music and other surprises, where anything can happen and anything is welcome, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac captures the amazing talent and spontaneity that has made the live show a staple of the New York comedy scene for the last four years. And now you don’t have to be a “local” to take in Night Train thanks to Seeso.
The comedy-focused streaming service will debut Night Train with Wyatt Cenac in series form on June 30th. Each episode, Cenac focuses on several topics while hosting the evening’s events. In the series debut, he dives into Black History month, graphic design within terrorist organizations, and the merits of a carefully curated sneaker collection along with Roy Wood Jr., Michelle Wolf, Aparna Nancherla, Seaton Smith, and special guest Questlove. The episode is aptly titled “Sneaks & Geeks”.
Over the six episodes shot by Seeso, we get to witness the likes of Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin, Sasheer Zamata, Janeane Garofalo, Jen Kirkman, Dan Soder, Kurt Braunohler, Josh Gondelman, Hari Kondabolu, Scott Adsit, and John Hodgman among so many others. And by Cenac’s side every step of the way is DJ Donwill, spinning tracks and intro’ing the show. The show’s set makes you feel like you are in a secret theater below ground in New York City with its own subway platform. It sets the perfect tone and mood for the uniqueness that is Night Train.
Cenac himself has built up quite the equity when it comes to comedy. Most know and remember him from his stint as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. However, that wasn’t until after he spent time writing on King of the Hill. His post Daily Show credits boast the following, Fanboy & Chum Chum, The Venture Bros., TripTank, Maron, BoJack Horseman, and Inside Amy Schumer. And that’s just television. In film, Cenac has been a part of Mike Birbigllia’s Sleepwalk with Me, Hits, and Jacqueline Argentine. Later on this year, TBS will debut People of Earth which stars Cenac as Ozzie Graham, one of the members of an alien abductee support group.
As for Cencac’s stand-up career, he’s now released three albums including 2011’s Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person, 2014’s Grammy nominated Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn, and earlier this year, Furry Dumb Animal. Both Comedy Person and Brooklyn were also released as television specials.
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac takes place every Monday at 8pm in Brooklyn, NY and is produced by the lovely Marianne Ways as well as Cenac. The venue, Littlefield. Whether you live in New York City or are in town visiting, the show is an absolute must as it showcases the best local and international stand-up comedians with special appearances by musicians, local celebrities, and the occasional surprise that can only truly take place at Night Train. Head over to the show’s site for ticket info.
Enjoy the trailer for the upcoming series and grab your subscription to Seeso right here.