NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 7/21/09

July 21, 2009

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Writers of The Incredible Hulk are interviewed at tonight's fun edition of Comic Book Club

Writers of The Incredible Hulk are interviewed at tonight's fun edition of Comic Book Club

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:

[TOP PICK] four world-class storytellers—Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Slam Champ, host of Sideshow Goshko), Jim O’Grady (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion), and Mr. Z (Moth GrandSlam Champion)—joining host Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion) in trying to mislead the audience at The Liar Show (6:00 pm),

the perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours—at John Morrison’s Broadway Motel (6:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] Marvel Comics writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente (The Incredible Hulk, Hercules, The Mighty Thor) 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 Robber Baron, Penthouse Riot, Scootch, The Law Firm, and The Bishop—followed by UCBT students at all levels performing with improv veterans, all at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Baron Vaughn (red-hot rising star; Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Shoot the Messenger, Awkward Kings of Comedy), Morgan Murphy (staff writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, former staff writer for Jimmy Kimmel and Crank Yankers), and Patrick Borelli (Conan O’Brien, SuperDeluxe, author of book Holy Headshot!) 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] Eric Slovin (writer for Saturday Night Live 2002-2005 and Important Things with Demetri Martin; Comedy Central Presents), Joe Mande (winner of the 2008 ECNY Award winner for Best Emerging Comic; co-host of live comedy show Totally J/K; author of upcoming book about hipsters from St. Martin’s Press), Jon Friedman (Jimmy Fallon, The Rejection Show), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1, The Onion), and Ann Carr (Comedy Central, VH1), performing at the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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