NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 5/4/09

May 3, 2009

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Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll

Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll

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—tonight including Emily Epstein, Amy Beckerman, Chelsea White, Karen Batista, Hilary Schwartz, RG Daniels, Josh Comers, Charlie Kasov, Dan Mahoney, Dan Upham, Dan Cartwright, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, Aalap Patel, and Matteson Perry—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] star storyteller Tom Shillue (Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents) performing what’s likely to be a mesmerizing comedic one-man show: Supernormal (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedy star Greg Giraldo (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, Root of All Evil), Jon Friedman (Jimmy Fallon, Rejected!), stand-ups visiting from Britain and Ireland, and more at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

fresh sketch comedy from UCBT house groups Gorilla Gorilla and Stone Cold Fox at Maude Night (8:00 pm),

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [FREE] and a gala blowout consisting of genius NYC comics who moved to LA but are back for a visit—Nick Kroll (one of the funniest humans alive; new feature film I Love You Man; co-star of HBO’s The Life & Times of Tim, FOX’s Sit Down, Shut Up, CBS’ Worst Week, ABC’s Cavemen), Aziz Ansari (one of the finest stand-ups ever; NBC’s Parks and Recreation, MTV’s Human Giant), and Sean Conroy (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, brilliant member of legendary improv troupe The Swarm)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/3/09

May 3, 2009

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Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

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:[TOP PICK] [FREE] UCBT’s playground for celebrities and ace improvisors, ASSSSCAT 3000 (paid show at 7:30 pm, free show at 9:30 pm),

[FREE] Sean Patton, Tom McCaffrey, Jesse Pop, and other sharp stand-ups at a free weekly LES show hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the best comics in the country—Aziz Ansari (one of the funniest stand-ups alive, and TV & movie celebrity who co-stars in MTV’s Human Giant and NBC’s Parks and Recreation), Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Joe Mande (winner of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Emerging Comic)—joining guest-host Jon Benjamin (FOX, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, MTV’s Human Giant) for a stellar weekly shindig at Brooklyn’s Union Hall: Tearing the Veil of Maya (8:00 pm),

[FREE] sharp comics Katina Corrao (HBO, VH1, Comedy Central), Vince Averill (Comedy Central, Beauty Bar Comedy), Pat O’Shea, and more and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[$] a stand-up star who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and served “cringe” comedy nightly on national television on his unforgettable Comedy Central show Tough Crowd: Colin Quinn Headlining at Gotham Comedy (8:30 pm),

[FREE] razor-sharp & delightful Sara Schaefer (Jimmy Fallon), C.H.R.I.S. the Robot (Brad Steuernagel), Phil Hanley (upcoming comedy special on CTV), and Brent Sullivan at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[FREE] and superb stand-ups Becky Donohue (Comedy Central), Carmen Lynch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Lisa Kaplan (Carolines, LOL Tour), and Adam Lehman (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics) at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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