NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 6/13/09

June 8, 2009

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Marina Franklin

Marina Franklin

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 Joe DeVito, RG Daniels, Emily Epstein, Chelsea White, Mark Normand, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, Aalap Patel, Matteson Perry, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

improv comedy, plus stellar sketch comedy duo The Chris and Paul Show, at MacGuffin (7:00 pm),

[$] [DISCOUNTED] professional stand-up comics and comedy writers try to teach businesspeople how to be funny—live on stage, with much potential embarrassment for everyone—at Gotham Jokewriters (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] legendary comedy star Marc Maron (a comic’s comic; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, and numerous other impressive credits), Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, My Name is Earl, Adult Swim, The Awkward Kings of Comedy), Marina Franklin (Last Comic Standing, Chappelle’s Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Awkward Kings of Comedy), Kumail Nanjiani (staff writer of upcoming Michael Black & Michael Showalter Comedy Central series; Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report; co-host of Game Bros. Live!; winner of the 2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up), Tony Camin (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), and more at 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),

Mo Rocca (former correspondent for The Daily Show), Sam Brown (cast member of IFC’s sketch troupe The Whitest Kids U’ Know), DJ Ayres, and more at Andy Rocco’s The Hipster Show (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] and a free weekly show featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the country—who tonight include John Mulaney (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Conan O’Brien, VH1’s Best Week Ever; 2008 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up Comedian), Morgan Murphy (staff writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, former staff writer for Jimmy Kimmel and Crank Yankers), Tony Camin (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), and Claudia Cogan (MTV, Logo Network, here! TV, Sirius OutQ)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, HBO) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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