NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 7/13/09

July 13, 2009

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Glennis McMurray
Glennis McMurray

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 Emily Epstein, Amy Beckerman, Chesley Calloway, Maureen Langan, Will Hines, Joe DeVito, RG Daniels, Jay Bois, Danny Solomon, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

fresh sketch comedy from UCBT house groups Gramp’s and Thunder Gulch at Maude Night (8:00 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), 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), Laurie Kilmartin (Comedy Central, VH1, CBS, ABC, FOX), Moe & Mary, and Jeff Kriesler at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] musical improv genius Glennis McMurray (I Eat Pandas, Conan O’Brien) taking a more serious turn tonight with the debut of what’s likely to be a highly memorable one-woman show about how we self-sabotage our lives through fear: Paralyzed by Glennis (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 legendary comedy star Marc Maron (a comic’s comic; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, and numerous other impressive credits), lightning-fast & thoroughly hilarious Pete Holmes (Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker, co-host of hit show Punch Up Your Life), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), and Bob Powers (author of You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero and The Terrible, Horrible, Temp-to-Perm Debacle)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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