Each month, Mark Vigeant (Clusterfest Up Next Showcase, Live From Here, UCB) invites audiences into the world wide web for a night of HTML-arious laughs! Join Mark as he digs deep into an online world along with other comedians, experts and more at this multimedia comedy experience. Only at CAVEAT!

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March 27th at 9:30pm

When Uber rolled out its app-based ride-sharing service in 2011, a new era of empowerment and agency for freelancers was upon us. The amazing convenience offered by the confluence of the “Internet of Things,” artificial neural networks, and workers who increasingly wanted a say in their work-life balance seemed too good to be true: Desk-bound office workers could order salads at the push of the button with GrubHub; CEOs could commission artwork from designers across the globe with Fiverr; and renters could have their new Ikea furniture assembled by a TaskRabbit. And freelancers could build a lifestyle for themselves that didn’t tie them to full-time contracts or repetitive, super-specialized tasks.

But now, giggers are bearing the punishing consequences of no-contract, on-demand work, and policy-makers and advocates are struggling to implement safeguards for them in an economy that reduces them to the surplus value of their labor. One Uber driver in 2016 went into labor while driving for Lyft, which the company spun as “exciting,” despite the fact that Lyft makes no provisions for healthcare or parental leave for its drivers. New York is cracking down on companies that employ gig workers, following California’s lead in creating legislation that makes it more difficult for companies to hire freelancers as contractors. And in January, Instacart launched a union-busting campaign to prevent its gig workers from organizing for their rights.

What have we gotten ourselves into? Is there a way to shift the tide? And why can’t we have it both ways?? Mark will answer all of these questions and more with the help of expert guests and gig workers themselves! Plus, it’ll be funny af.

And as always he'll be joined by show bffs Rollie Williams and Sam Reece, with live music by Darren Solomon! It's going to be an incredible show, definitely get your tickets now!

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Explore presentations, videos, sites, and more from past shows!

February 15th, 2020

Amazon

Mark searched through the world's organizer of information GOOGLE (intro slides and notes). He made a game in Google Docs and a hilarious Google Calendar AND interviewed ex-Googler Kathryn Spiers.

January 24th, 2020

Amazon

Mark immersed himself in the fucking ENORMOUS world of Amazon (intro slides and notes)! He tried to Sell Garbage on Amazon and scored an Interview with the #1 Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer.

December 20th, 2019

Influencers

Mark dove into the wild & viral world of INFLUENCERS (intro slides and notes)! He showed off an INSANE unboxing video (to be released soon!) he made PLUS he interviewed a whole panel of WORKING INFLUENCERS!

November 22nd, 2019

Twitter

Mark sought to answer the question: is Twitter bad, or is it the worst? (intro slides and notes)! He showed off the Twitter Bot he made, his attempt to get Free shit from brands, and the nasty twitter trolling he experienced when promoting the show! Head over to Mark's Twitch channel to see the highlights!

October 17th, 2019

TikTok

OK BOOMER, Mark explained wtf TikTok was (intro slides and notes)! And also hosted the first ever TIKTOKTANK where Monique Moses won best TikTok! Head over to Mark's Twitch channel to see the highlights!

August 15th, 2019

YouTube

Mark totally dove deep into the horrifying and beautiful world of YouTube (intro slides and notes)! Also Mark went Extremely on YouTube and did an overview of every single video he's made on YouTube. Head over to Mark's Twitch channel to see the highlights!

July 18th, 2019

bill wurtz

Mark interviewed Internet legend bill wurtz (intro slides and notes) about being your authentic self online, after which he hosted the first ever bill wurtz hackathon! Head over to Mark's Twitch channel to see the highlights!

June 20th, 2019

Facebook

Is that a chorus of children singing "Creep" I hear? Cuz Mark did a whole dang show about FACEBOOK y'all (notes here. Mark went EXTREMELY on Facebook for 7 days AND facebook messaged every single one of his friends. Yikes. Head over to Mark's Twitch channel for more highlights!

May 15, 2019

Porn

Bow-chicka-WOW-WOW! Things got steamy at this show, dedicated to Internet Pornography (notes here), and hosted the sexxxxxy quiz show Porn Game! Plus! Mark's Twitch channel got temporarily banned! But it's back now hahahaha. Please subscribe.

April 18, 2019

Memes

EHRMAGERD Mark did a whole friccing show about MEMES (notes here), interviewed a bunch of teens about memes and hosted the first ever game of Meme Sharktank! Plus! Check out clips of the show on Mark's Twitch Channel!!

March 20, 2019

Livestreaming

I heard you like livestreaming so Mark livestreamed a show about Livestreaming (notes here), went viral on TikTok in one week and showed a video of himself playing Fortnite with Kids! Plus! He made a brand new website for Jaboukie Young-White!

February 20, 2019

Online Dating

Mark got back on the apps with a show about Online Dating (notes here), showed off his new dating site Hacker.singles and gave a presentation on his new algorithm for human conversation!

January 16, 2019

Online Gaming

Mark Leeroy Jenkins'ed into the beautiful world of Online Gaming (notes here) with the audience, showed off his in-browser screensaver , debuted a Gaming Video and assembled a fun game of a website for Jo Firestone!

December 19, 2018

Artificial Intelligence

Mark dove into the horrifying and hilarious world of Artificial Intelligence (notes here) with the audience, unveiled his latest creation The Mountain Dew FlavorBot, debuted a video about neural nets and put together a brand new SUPER NSFW website for Arthur Meyer!

November 21, 2018

CYBER WEDNESDAY

Mark celebrated CYBER WEDNESDAY by talking about e-commerce (notes here) with the audience, unveiled the Mark Vigeant Online Store, premiered part one of Mark's Text Adventure, debuted a new video, PLUS showed off a brand new website for Larry Owens!

October 8, 2018

HACKING

Mark HACKED his way through the dense history of hacking (notes here) with the audience, demonstrated how he HACKED WINDOWS XP Minesweeper on his Macbook, showed off the beginning of a NEW dropbox maze ANNNND debuted a hilarious new video . PLUS a custom website for John Reynolds (Search Party).

September 19, 2018

THE DARK WEB

Mark explored the bowels of the dark web (notes here) with the audience, demonstrated how to protect your file system, AND debuted his own personal dark web site (http://4lrhcnvly3gfok44.onion/) . PLUS a custom website for Julio Torres (SNL).

August 18, 2018

Net Art!

Mark explored the world of net art (notes here) with the audience, showed off two pieces of net art (face split and the website of babel), and debuted a video tutorial from Majuul. PLUS a custom website for Negin Farsad (The Muslims are Coming, TED).

July 18, 2018

Geocities!

Mark revisited the glorious world of geocities (notes here, introduced his very own neocities page, a series of chain emails, and a video from Geoff. PLUS a custom website for Mike Drucker (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee).

May 16, 2018

Shitposting!

Mark explained the concept of shitposting to the audience, debuted a shitposting memepage on facebook, his garfield-themed web comic, and a series of ShrimpPosts. PLUS a custom website for Reductress' Beth Newell.

Photo by Arin Sang-urai

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