NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 6/2/09

June 2, 2009

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Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

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

[TOP PICK] legendary comics writer Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever) and book author Douglas Wolk (Reading 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 DeCoster, Scootch, Ragnaröck, The Scam, and The Bishop—followed by two top improv troupes, Outlook of the Poet and Gwindleditch, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Eugene Mirman (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, VH1, book The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life, host of Tearing the Veil of Maya), John Mulaney (one of the finest stand-up comics in the country; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Conan O’Brien, VH1’s Best Week Ever; comedy CD The Top Part), and Nick Stevens (VH1’s All Access, The Shark Show) 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 Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson, concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy), Kevin Allison (HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, VH1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Reno 911, legendary MTV sketch show The State), John Hamburg (writer/director of hit film I Love You, Man), Wayne Federman (head monologue writer for Jimmy Fallon), and Amy Schumer (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) performing at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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