NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 5/19/09

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Wilson Hall & Krister Johnson as God's Pottery

Wilson Hall & Krister Johnson as God's Pottery

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),

comedians getting rid of their stuff by telling tales about the items and then selling to the highest bidder at the way fun Auction! (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedians Chris Griggs (TV Land’s Prime Movies) and Jonathan Gabrus (Conan O’Brien, VH1, Spike TV,, Tybrus) 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 DeCoster, Ragnaröck, Scootch, The Scam, and The Bishop—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] stellar comics Charlie Sanders (spectacular storytelling one-man show Minnesota Muslim), Ophira Eisenberg (also a world-class storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Jesse Pop (Comedy Central; co-host of weekly stand-up show Beauty Bar Comedy), and more 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),

[TOP PICK] and God’s Pottery (standouts on this past summer’s Last Comic Standing), Jon Glaser (long-time writer & sketch performer for Conan O’Brien; creator & star of new Adult Swim series Delocated), and “surprise guests” at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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