NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 6/16/09

June 16, 2009

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Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia

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] Pat Cashin (former circus clown who created comic Ringling Bros.) and Vito Delsante & Andrés Vera Martinez (graphic novel Before They Were Famous: Babe Ruth) 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 The Bishop, Bastian, The Scam, Ragnaröck, and Scootch—followed by high-level UCBT students improvising the end of the world, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Mike Birbiglia (one of the finest stand-up comedians in the country; three Comedy Central specials, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, hit off-Broadway show Sleepwalk with Me), Andy Blitz (comedy genius; writer & performer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien since 1999), and Bryan Tucker (writer for Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show, Mad TV, The Chris Rock Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn) 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] Mike Birbiglia (racing over from Punch Up Your Life above, in preparation for an upcoming national tour; again, one of the finest stand-up comedians in the country; three Comedy Central specials, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, hit off-Broadway show Sleepwalk with Me), Rob Lathan (goofy comedic character actor who’s performed sketches on Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report, Jimmy Fallon, MTV, VH1, Adult Swim), Jesse Popp (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, co-host of Beauty Bar Comedy), Josh Charles (Drama Desk-winning actor; HBO’s In Treatment, ABC’s Sports Night; movies including Hairspray, Dead Poets Society, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, S.W.A.T., and Four Brothers), and more performing at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm),

and a popular six-time Drag Queen of the Year award-winner (via HX Magazine) struts her stuff tonight in Hedda Lettuce (9:00 pm).

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For full details about tonight’s shows, please visit HyReviews.com.