Running Late with Scott Rogowsky

Running Late with Scott Rogowsky

Chuck Klosterman, Joe Pera, Lane Moore, Tony Zaret, Scott Rogowsky

Sun · March 5, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 Advance / $14 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Running Late with Scott Rogowsky
Running Late with Scott Rogowsky
a live comedy talk show featuring celebrity guests

Drawing on the late-night tradition from Carson to Cavett to Conan, host Scott Rogowsky and his sidekick/dad Marty welcome an eclectic mix of comedians, musicians, authors, actors, and local celebs to the couch for a unique live talk show experience that needs to be experienced to be experienced.

Called “always jubilant, always fascinating” by the New York Times, a “millennial comic on the rise” by Mic, and “The King of Brooklyn Late Night” by some other thing somewhere else, Scott brings “the comedy talk show for the Internet Age” (New York Magazine!) to the heart of Park Slope and Union Hall and he couldn’t be happier about it.

Past guests include: Jon Hamm, Regis Philbin, Steve Buscemi, Dick Cavett, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Jerry Springer, Kevin Nealon, Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Dano, Cecily Strong, Chris Elliott, David Wain, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Ross, Nathan Fielder.

Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of eight books of nonfiction (including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; But What If We’re Wrong?; and Chuck Klosterman X) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Guardian, The Believer, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and ESPN. Klosterman served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years, appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, and was an original founder of the website Grantland with Bill Simmons.

Regarding BUT WHAT IF WE’RE WRONG?:

“[Klosterman’s] most wide-ranging accomplishment to date. . . . As inquisitive, thoughtful, and dryly funny as ever, But What If We’re Wrong? . . . [is] crackling with the writer’s signature wit.” —Will Ashton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Klosterman is outlining the ideology of a contrarian here and reminding us of the important role that revisionism plays in cultural writing. What matters is the way he thinks about thinking—and the way he makes you think about how you think. And, in the end, this is all that criticism can really hope to do.” —Sonny Bunch, The Washington Post

“In But What If We’re Wrong? [Klosterman] takes on the really big picture. . . . He ranges far and wide over the realm of known knowns and known unknowns.” —Brigitte Frase, StarTribune (Minneapolis)

“I have often wondered how the times I live in will be remembered once they turn into History. It never occurred to me to figure out how to write a book about it, though, which is one of the reasons why Chuck Klosterman is smarter than I am.” —Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader

“Klosterman has proven himself an insightful and evolving philosopher for popular consumption. . . . In his latest, But What If We’re Wrong?, Klosterman probes the very notions of existence and longevity, resulting perhaps in the most mind-expanding writing of his career.” —Max Kyburz, Gothamist

“Chuck Klosterman is no time traveler, but he’s got a lot of ideas about how the future will shake out. . . . In [But What If We’re Wrong?] he ponders the limits of humanity’s search for truth.” —Chris Weller, Tech Insider

“Prolific pop-culture critic Chuck Klosterman tackles his most ambitious project yet in new book But What If We’re Wrong?, which combines research, personal reflections, and interviews.” —Alexandra Cavallo, The Improper Bostonian

“Full of intelligence and insights, as the author gleefully turns ideas upside down to better understand them . . . this book will become a popular book-club selection because it makes readers think. Replete with lots of nifty, whimsical footnotes, this clever, speculative book challenges our beliefs with jocularity and perspicacity.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A spin class for the brain. . . . Klosterman challenges readers to reexamine the stability of basic concepts, and in doing so broadens our perspectives. . . . An engaging and entertaining workout for the mind led by one of today’s funniest and most thought-provoking writers.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Klosterman conducts a series of intriguing thought experiments in this delightful new book. . . . Klosterman’s trademark humor and unique curiosity propel the reader through the book. He remains one of the most insightful critics of pop-culture writing today and this is his most thought-provoking and memorable book yet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This book is brilliant and addictively readable. It’s also mandatory reading for anyone who loves history and for anyone who claims to have a capacity for forecasting. It’ll probably make them angry because it turns so many sacred assumptions upside down—but that’s what the future does. Klosterman’s writing style is direct, highly personal, and robotically crisp—he’s like a stranger on the seat next to you on a plane who gives you a billion-dollar idea. A terrific book.” —Douglas Coupland
Joe Pera
Joe Pera
Joe Pera is an actor and writer, known for The Pancake Breakfast Critic (2014), Joe Pera Talks with You (2018) and The Perfect Week (2014).


Photo by Mandee Johnson
Lane Moore
Lane Moore
Lane Moore is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician living in New York City. Paste Magazine named her #19 of the 75 Funniest People On Twitter, CBS named her monthly comedy show Tinder LIVE! with Lane Moore one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC, and BUST Magazine named her band It Was Romance the Best Band of 2015. She is a prolific writer for The Onion, McSweeney’s, Someecards, GQ, WitStream, MTV Video Music Awards, Elle, Esquire, Ms. Magazine, Marie Claire, XOJane, and Feministing, Sex & Relationships Editor at Cosmopolitan.com, a regular commentator on VH1 and MTV talking head shows. Lane Moore is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician living in New York City. Paste Magazine named her #19 of the 75 Funniest People On Twitter, CBS named her monthly comedy show Tinder LIVE! with Lane Moore one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC, and BUST Magazine named her band It Was Romance the Best Band of 2015. She is a prolific writer for The Onion, McSweeney’s, Someecards, GQ, WitStream, MTV Video Music Awards, Elle, Esquire, Ms. Magazine, Marie Claire, XOJane, and Feministing, Sex & Relationships Editor at Cosmopolitan.com, a regular commentator on VH1 and MTV talking head shows.
Tony Zaret
Tony Zaret
Just in case you are ready to go “berserkatroid bananas,” New York City comedian Tony Zaret is the only man capable of showing you exactly what that feels like. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zaret delivers a comedy style that is unmatched in NYC. In fact, his stage presence is so unusual that he can aptly be described as the Great White Buffalo of comedy (Ted Nugent reference will make sense later).
Zaret is a writer/producer for the USA Network, where he has been working, barring a stint at ABC, since 1999. He has worked his way up in the company, just like Michael J. Fox in The Secret of My Success. After preliminary flirtations with stand-up in NYC, Zaret moved to LA in 2007, where he decided to take the art form more seriously. Unfortunately, after six months Zaret was drained, and he took a break from comedy.
His efforts in stand-up would be put on hold until December, 2010, when he moved back to NYC and started getting on stage every night. Zaret believes that his growth as a stand-up did not really begin until he bombed at some of the tougher, more depressing open mics in NYC (and there are plenty of those). He started to experiment with creative ways to elicit laughter on stage, and after some time, he was at a stylistic crossroads: he realized he had to “either say crazy bullshit, or say real stuff, [but not] both.” He decided to say crazy bullshit.
This was a wise decision, because not only is Zaret’s crazy bullshit hilarious, but it provides a welcome, unique respite from the real stories many comedians tell. Zaret is extremely high-energy, and he comes at the audience hard from the beginning, firing off multiple rounds of endearing nonsense. He is “Double Live Gonzo,” like Tia Carrere in Wayne’s World. He is the type of comedian that will break open a room full of tired, jaded comedians and leave no knee unslapped.
Zaret has an interesting catalog of influences. Among Steve Martin and Norm Macdonald, he also lists 1970’s rock groups like Ted Nugent and the J. Geils Band. Zaret takes pleasure in Ted Nugent’s insane on-stage rants, and he claims that they fortify his unpredictable, rapid-fire comedic persona. So prepare for the heat when Zaret is on the cast list, because, as Ted Nugent once said, “Anybody wants to get mellow, you can turn around and get the fuck outta here, alright!”
Scott Rogowsky
Scott Rogowsky
Scott Rogowsky is a writer, comedian, and filmmaker, and the host of the live talk show Running Late with Scott Rogowsky where he's interviewed Steve Buscemi, Sasheer Zamata, Sam Lipsyte, and countless other performers, writers, and artists. Scott has also contributed to the Onion News Network on IFC and Comedy Central.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/