NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 3/3/09

March 3, 2009

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Janeane Garofalo

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),

comedians getting rid of their stuff by telling tales about the items and then selling to the highest bidder—with tonight’s comics including Myka Fox, Shane Webb, George Gordon, and Michael Lawrence—at the way fun Auction! (7:30 pm),

comics editor Jeff Newelt, and comics artists Simon Fraser and Joan Reilly, 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 DeCoster, The Law Firm, Ragnaröck, Bastian, and The F*cking Kennedys—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a stellar—and free!—new Tuesday night comedy show, hosted by brilliant stand-ups Jessi Klein (Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim) and Pete Holmes (Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker), with tonight’s guests including Christian Finnegan (Comedy Central, VH1, MSNBC), Chelsea Peretti (Comedy Central, Variety Shac), and Hannibal Buress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson) at Punch Up Your Life (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a blow-out celebration of the 200th show of one of the very best comedy extravaganzas in NYC—with TV & movie star Janeane Garofalo (currently an FBI agent on FOX’s 24), genius improv beatboxer Reggie Watts (winner of 2007 Andy Kaufman award), Adult Swim star Jon Glaser (long-time writer/performer for Conan O’Brien), acclaimed comedic movie actor & director Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Swimming with Sharks), and more—at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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