The First Show Hosted By Artificial Intelligence
We live in a world where everything is connected, smart fridges, salt dispensers, egg timers, and even hair brushes. What about smart theatre…
That sounds like a Ummm, ok-ish idea. Well, that’s what this show is.
Deep Learning with Merrill Grambell is the first show completely hosted by artificial intelligence as it interacts with real-life comedians, musicians, technologists and other interesting guests from all over the world. It’s sort of as if Clippy from Microsoft Word and Bonzi Buddy got together and made a talk show. Because the show is hosted by AI nobody has any idea what will happen, but hopefully, it will get better every performance.
Sunday, November 10th | 7:30pm | $15
Dan McCoy was a two-time Emmy-winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and is a current writer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, for which he is probably the whitest man to ever win an NAACP image award. He is co-host of the bad movie podcast, The Flop House, which ranks among the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes, and has been recommended by Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The AV Club, and (weirdly) Parade Magazine. He created the web series 9 AM Meeting, which won best animated show at the 2010 NYTV Festival. His freelance work has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Slate, Gawker, Cinemax, McSweeney’s and NPR’s Morning Edition. He also owns a very friendly cat, named Archie (not after the comics), and will probably be awkward if you talk to him.
Ann Van Epps
Ann Van Epps is a comedian and storyteller who has been in shows at Broadway Comedy Club, F Comedy, The PIT and more. She moved here from Savannah, GA where she lived in several haunted houses.
Dina Hashem first tried stand-up by auditioning for the 2010 New Jersey Comedy Festival. After winning 1st place, she continued to pursue comedy and has been performing regularly in New York City. Dina’s style involves a subdued delivery with dark observations about her life and Islamic upbringing. She has performed on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and CONAN on TBS.