NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 2/10/09

February 10, 2009

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Eugene Mirman's Just-Published Humor Book

Eugene Mirman's Just-Published Humor Book

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

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

a dozen NYC stand-ups—including Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, and Chelsea Calloway—competing for audience laughs and votes at Eric I’s Comedy Showdown (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] comic book writer Tony Lee (Dr. Who, Spider-Man) 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 Ragnaröck, The Law Firm, Bastian, The Scam, and Bangs—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] genius TV & film comedy stars John Oliver (correspondent of The Daily Show, Comedy Central special Terrifying Times), Kristen Schaal (co-star of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, correspondent for The Daily Show), and more brilliant comics come to Brooklyn to celebrate Eugene Mirman’s just-published humor book at The Will to Whatevs Book Release Party! (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] brilliant star stand-ups Todd Barry (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, The Wrestler), Leo Allen (writer for Saturday Night Live 2002-2005, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central), Thomas Middleditch (rising star improv & character performer), Lee Camp (Comedy Central), DJ Hazard (American Misfits), and more at John Morrison’s Morrison Motel (8:30 pm),

fine NYC stand-ups joining delightful hosts Jackie Monahan, Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Gloria Bigelow at Dykes on Mics (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and superb comics David Wain (member of legendary MTV sketch show The State and comedy group Stella), Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Claudia Cogan (downtown comic icon), and Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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