NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 1/5/09

January 5, 2009

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Andy Blitz

Andy Blitz

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, tonight including Kumail Nanjiani, Helen Hong, Emily Epstein, Chelsea White, Chesley Calloway, Meg Cupernall, Mark Normand, Luke Cunningham, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, Matteson Perry, Aalap Patel, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] stellar stand-ups including comedy genius Andy Blitz (long-time writer for Conan O’Brien), Laurie Kilmartin (Comedy Central, VH1), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), and Brent Sullivan (Funny.com), plus musical group Wild Yaks at a free weekly comedy show in Brooklyn hosted by the razor-sharp Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a free weekly show featuring some of the finest comics in the country—tonight including Marc Maron (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central), Reggie Watts (comedic freestyle beatbox genius), Patrick Borelli (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, ESPN), and Adam Lowitt (The Daily Show)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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