NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 3/10/09

March 10, 2009

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Janeane Garofalo

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),

superb NYC storytellers, singers, sketch comics, and stand-ups—who tonight include Margot Leitman (Conan O’Brien, Stripped Stories), Robin Gelfenbein (Sirius Radio, Wienermobile), Brandy & Sara, soce the elemental wizard (MTV), and Danny Leary (MTV)—at a show pretending to be from the Pennsylvania heartland: Skip & Sparkle Variety (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] Koren Shadmi (In The Flesh) and Brendan McGinley (Heist), 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 Law Firm, The Scam, Bastian, and Whorenado—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] TV & movie star Janeane Garofalo (comedy genius who’s currently an FBI agent on FOX’s 24), and other stellar comics performing at this wonderful free 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): Punch Up Your Life (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] brilliant star stand-up Ted Alexandro (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central), rising star Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central, Awkward Kings of Comedy), and more at John Morrison’s Morrison Motel (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] Eugene Mirman (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents half-hour special, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, VH1, Adult Swim), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien), Ahna Tessler (sketch comic & screenwriter), and Ali Wong (San Francisco-based stand-up) at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm),

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

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For last night’s ECNY Award winners, please click here.