NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 1/27/09

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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by colored 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 Alice Wetterlund, Jeff Ragsdale, Mike Recine, Dave Celestian, Cory Jarvis, Matteson Perry, Aalap Patel, and John Morrison.—at John Morrison’s Broadway Motel (6:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] comics journalist Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly: The Beat) and comics writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers) joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club (8:00 pm),

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

[TOP PICK] and genius comic & TV/movie star Zach Galifianakis (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Comedians of Comedy), genius dark comedy stand-up Anthony Jeselnik (Conan O’Brien, HBO, NBC, Comedy Central), rising star Kumail Nanjiani (SNL, The Colbert Report), and Michael Terry (Party Central USA, Comedy Central) at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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