NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 6/9/09

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Kristen Schaal
Kristen Schaal

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] on an extra-special show, Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show) and Jesse Blaze Snider (rock star & writer of the new DC Comics miniseries Dead Romeo) joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club (8:00 pm),

four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Robber Baron, Badman, The Law Firm, Bastian, and Penthouse Riot—followed by high-level UCBT students improvising the end of the world, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] rising superstar Kristen Schaal (lovely, brilliant, breathtakingly talented writer/actress/comic; shining star correspondent of The Daily Show; co-star of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords; writer for South Park and Human Giant; AMC’s Mad Men; co-writer & co-star of upcoming UK TV series; upcoming feature film Cirque du Freak with Salma Hayek), Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central Presents special, HBO’s Down & Dirty), and Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central, VH1, The Onion) 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] superb NYC stand-ups Frank Vignola, Maureen Langan, Lee Camp, Thomas Middleditch, Charlie Kasov, Sean Donnelly, and Ray Higgs at John Morrison’s Morrison Motel (8:30 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), Kumail Nanjiani (staff writer of upcoming Michael Black & Michael Showalter Comedy Central series; Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, Jimmy Kimmel; winner of the 2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up), Bobby Tisdale (HBO, Comedy Central; legendary co-host of the seminal and much-beloved former NYC comedy show Invite Them Up), and more performing at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

and delightful stand-up comics Jackie Monahan, Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Gloria Bigelow performing and hosting guest comics at Dykes on Mics (9:00 pm).

For a chance to win free tickets to a star-studded comedy club show, please click here.

For full details about tonight’s shows, please visit

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