NYC Top Comedy Choices for Week of June 30 – July 5, 2009

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Gone Fishin

This blog is going on vacation—aside from sporadic updates—for two weeks so I can focus on book and film projects. (And by the way, if you need help with a book or screenplay, please visit my sites and

Daily listings will resume on July 13th.

That said, here are some quick recommendations of notable shows happening this week:

Tuesday 6/30 at 8:30 pm: Michael Showalter and Dave Hill at Jessi Klein’s & Pete Holmes’ Punch Up Your Life

Tuesday 6/30 at 9:00 pm: Pete Holmes and Victor Varnado at Seth Herzog’s Sweet

Wednesday 7/1 at 8:00 pm: Charlie Sanders in Minnesota Muslim

Wednesday 7/1 at 8:00 pm: The one-year anniversary of Sharon “Mama” Spell’s Shrink

Wednesday 7/1 at 9:30 pm: Todd Barry headlining at Carolines

Thursday 7/2 at 8:00 pm: NYC comedy royalty Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler hosting Hot Tub

Thursday 7/2 at 9:30 pm: Janeane Garofalo, Pete Holmes, and Jamie Kilstein making the news funny by riffing on topical animated political cartoons by host Scott Bateman

Friday 7/3 at 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm: Pete Holmes headlining at Comix

Sunday 7/5 at 6:00 pm: One-woman show I Wanna Be Famous at 308 Broadway from Jessica Delfino

Recommendations for next week will be posted by July 5th.

Also, more broadly, to keep up with what’s happening in NYC comedy please visit the Web sites of these stellar & inexpensive venues:

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

The Peoples Improv Theater

Ochi’s Lounge at Comix

The Magnet

The Creek and the Cave (Queens LIC)

Union Hall (Brooklyn)

And for comedy clubs, please visit:


Carolines Comedy Club Discounts

Finally, please buy lots of copies of Adira Amram’s just-released album Hot Jams for Teens:

Hot Jams for Teens

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