NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 7/14/09

July 14, 2009

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Matt McCarthy
Matt McCarthy

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 show described as “emotionally inappropriate comedy: Please, Someone Kill Me (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] award-winning graphic novel writer/artist Neil Kleid (The Big Khan) 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 Scootch, Bastian, Ragnaröck, Badman, and Penthouse Riot—followed by UCBT students at all levels performing with improv veterans, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films), AD Miles (head writer for Jimmy Fallon), and Greg Johnson (host of The Comedians) 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] Leo Allen (former writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central Presents, HBO, host of Whiplash), 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), 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 Carolyn Castiglia, Chesslee Calloway, and Wes Cannon at Dykes on Mics (9:00 pm).

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