NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 2/2/09

February 2, 2009

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Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza

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, tonight including Jared Logan, Mark Normand, Jackie Monahan, Vicky Kuperman, Emily Epstein, Becky Ciletti, Mara Herron, Chelsea White, Lisa Kaplan, Luke Cunningham, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, Aalap Patel, and Matteson Perry—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] brilliant stand-ups Todd Barry (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, The Wrestler), Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), Laura Krafft (former writer for The Colbert Report), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), and Jacqueline Novak (co-host of President Jackson) at Liam McEneaney’s free Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

delightful comics Heather Fink (co-host of Street Meat), Jason Trachtenburg (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players), Mike Drucker (SNL, The Onion), Rob Lathan (Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report, MTV, VH1), David Cope, and singer/songwriter Aprille Goodman performing at a free weekly variety show in Brooklyn hosted by the razor-sharp Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30 pm),

two ace Chicago-trained improvisors, Peter Grosz (writer for The Colbert Report) and John Lutz (writer/actor for Saturday Night Live since 2004; 30 Rock), making up scenes as 2 Square (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a free weekly show featuring some of the finest comics in the country—with tonight’s all-star guests including Eugene Mirman (HBO, Comedy Central, Adult Swim), Dave Hill (HBO, VH1, Spike TV, The New York Times), Aubrey Plaza (cast member of NBC’s upcoming spin-off of The Office), and Kumail Nanjiani (SNL, The Colbert Report)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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