NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 5/26/09

May 26, 2009

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Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan

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),

[TOP PICK] witty writers offering delightfully silly lectures about riding the NYC subway in the Brooklyn comedic show Adult Education (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedian Ben Kissel (The Brain and the Beast podcast) 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 Badman, Bastian, The Law Firm, Penthouse Riot, and Robber Baron—followed by two of the best improv troupes in the country, C, C + C Improv Factory and Hot Sauce, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Jim Gaffigan (superstar who has virtually every comedy credit worth having), Leo Allen (writer for Saturday Night Live 2002-2005; two Comedy Central Presents 1/2-hour specials; Conan O’Brien; award-winning stellar host of NYC weekly comedy show Whiplash), Chris Gethard (brilliant storyteller and improvisor; author of book Weird New York) 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] Ted Alexandro (one of the best stand-ups around; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials), Rob Delaney (popular LA comic visiting NYC), Dan Curry (Comedy Central; author of book Drunk on a Bike) and a special “Super High” guest at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm),

and sharp NYC stand-ups Giulia Rozzi, Elizabeth Simons, and Lisa Kaplan joining delightful hosts Jackie Monahan, Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Gloria Bigelow at Dykes on Mics (9:00 pm).

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