NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 10/28/08

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Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

the perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours, who tonight include Joe DeVito, Myq Kaplan, Becky Ciletti, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Broadway Motel (6:00 pm),

17 NYC stand-ups—including RG Daniels, Jen Kwok, Chelsea White, and Shawn Pearlman—competing for audience laughs and votes at Eric I’s Comedy Showdown (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] the wonderful Kimmy Gatewood at one of her final appearances on an NYC stage (before moving to LA), plus comics pro Todd Dezago, joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about comic books at Comic Book Club (8:00 pm),

three full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Bangs, The F*cking Kennedys, The Scam, Bastian, and Ragnaröck—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedy giants Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale (former co-hosts of seminal NYC stand-up show Invite Them Up), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien), and more at the Halloween costumes & sketches edition of one of the finest and funniest shows in NYC, the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm),

hilarious & thoroughly charming stand-ups Joselyn Hughes and Brooke Van Poppelen, and more, at the return of a popular weekly show mixing sketch & stand-up: Sweet Haven (9:00 pm),

a funny exploration of where comedy comes from in Roots (9:00 pm),

a spooky comedy blast from the past at The Paul Lynde 1977 Halloween Special (9:30 pm),

and former Kissing Booth hosts Brandy Barber and Sara Jo Allocco performing a sketch show directed by the superb Owen Brimer: Jar Full of Roaches (9:30 pm).

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