NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 3/16/09

March 16, 2009

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Ali Wong

Ali Wong

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 Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, NBC, Adult Swim), Kumail Nanjiani (2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up and Best One-Person Show; Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report), Jessica Delfino (brilliantly funny and stunning writer/singer), Laurie Kilmartin (Comedy Central, VH1, Jimmy Kimmel), and more at Liam McEneaney’s free Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Timmy Williams (member of star comedy group Whitest Kids U’ Know), Ben Lerman (hilarious, razor-sharp singer/songwriter), Andres du Bouchet (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, FOX’s Talkshow with Spike Feresten), Ali Wong (The Onion), and more performing at a free weekly variety show in Brooklyn hosted by the razor-sharp Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] an entirely improvised musical from genius improv duo Eliza Skinner and Glennis McMurray, and an improvised soap opera, in the double-bill I Eat Pandas and Hot Lather: As the Diamond Burns (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] and a free weekly show featuring some of the finest comics in the country—who tonight include as guest-hosts magical comedy duo Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords) & Kurt Braunohler (Penelope, Princess of Pets; 2008 ECNY Award for Best Director), plus guests Kumail Nanjiani (2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up and Best One-Person Show; Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report) and Noah Garfinkel (Totally J/K)—at Whiplash (11:00 pm).]

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