NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 11/10/08

November 10, 2008

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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 Sean Patton, Jiwon Lee, Emily Epstein, Mike Drucker, Matt Ruby, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

a free weekly comedy show in Brooklyn featuring stand-up, sketch, music, and more, hosted by the razor-sharp Jena Friedman: Entertaining Tammy (8:00 pm),

three hours of new sketch comedy by UCBT students at Maude Night (8:00 pm & 9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a free weekly show featuring some of the finest comics in the country—who tonight include John Oliver (star correspondent of The Daily Show), TJ Miller (David Letterman, ABC’s CarpoolersCloverfield), Baron Vaughn (MTV, VH1, The Awkward Kings of Comedy), and Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central, The Onion, opens for Sarah Silverman)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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