NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 6/29/09

June 29, 2009

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Hot Jams for Teens
Adira Amram—with a small mob of other brilliant comedic singer/songwriters—tonight celebrates the release of her sharp new album Hot Jams for Teens

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:

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [FREE] brilliant, sexy, and red-hot rising star Adira Amram celebrating the release of her new album Hot Jams for Teens joined by most of the finest comedic musicians in NYC in a not-to-be-missed free extravaganza: Adira’s Hot Jams for Teens Album Release Show & Party (7:00 pm),

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 Emily Epstein, Chelsea White, Lisa Kaplan, Luke Cunningham, Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, Aalap Patel, Matteson Perry, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] luminous Broadway & TV actors Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Jonathan Kaplan, Julie Sharbutt, and Kate Tellers mixing it up with some of the best improvisors in the world—Michael Delaney, Becky Drysdale, Peter Grosz, Anthony King, and Tami Sagher—as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at Gravid Water (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] terrific stand-ups Christian Finnegan (three Comedy Central specials, commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show), Giulia Rozzi (VH1, co-host of Stripped Stories), Jay Larson (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson, host of ComedyJuice), Allison Castillo, Mike Birch, and more at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

tuneful comedic theatre from 2Pac: The Musical (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 Oliver (star correspondent of The Daily Show)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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