NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 3/30/09

March 30, 2009

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Comedy geniuses Todd Barry, Jessi Klein, and John Mulaney...

Comedy geniuses Todd Barry, Jessi Klein, and John Mulaney...

...and comedy geniuses Anthony Jeselnik, Pete Holmes, and Kumail Nanjiani

...and comedy geniuses Anthony Jeselnik, Pete Holmes, and Kumail Nanjiani will perform at The Pete Holmes Roast

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] 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), Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Ophira Eisenberg (brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Matt Goldich (writer for VH1’s Best Week Ever; Comedy Central), and more at Liam McEneaney’s free Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Glenn Wool (UK-based comedy star), Sam Brown (Whitest Kids U’ Know), Adam Newman (Street Meat), Mark Normand (We’re All Friends Here), Chessley Calloway, Hilary Schwartz, videos by Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower, and more at a free weekly variety show in Brooklyn hosted by endearing dark comedy stand-up Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (9:00 pm),

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [FREE] and a blowout spectacular featuring some of the finest comics in the country—Leo Allen (Roastmaster), Todd Barry, Anthony Jeselnik, Jessi Klein, John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani, TJ Miller, Seth Herzog, and more—honoring one of the most quick-witted, organic, and hilarious stand-ups to ever light up a stage: The Pete Holmes Roast (11:00 pm).

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