NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 5/12/09

May 12, 2009

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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn

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),

Hilary Schwartz and Rachael Parenta hosting an intriguing new show described as “emotionally inappropriate comedy:” Please, Someone Kill Me (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] artist Scott Campbell (DoubleFine Action Comics) joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Robber Baron, The Bishop, The Scam, The Law Firm, and Scootch—plus a small mob of sharp female improvisors at 11:00 pm for a show titled Suck My Dick, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] typically stellar stand-up comics performing at this 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),

[DISCOUNTED] NYC stand-ups Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, NBC’s My Name is Earl, Adult Swim), DJ Hazard (cast member of Fuel TV’s American Misfits), Matt Higgins (Comedy Central, Burn Manhattan, Centralia), Sean Crespo (Comedy Central), and more at John Morrison’s Morrison Motel (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] star stand-up Todd Barry (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, HBO, Adult Swim), Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central, MTV, Cloverfield, Shoot the Messenger), and more at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm),

and sharp NYC stand-ups Sharon Mama Spell, Chesslee Calloway, Liz Simons, and Adam Lehman joining delightful hosts Jackie Monahan, Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Gloria Bigelow at Dykes on Mics (9:00 pm).

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