NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 7/27/09

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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 Dan St. Germain, Adam Lehman, RG Daniels, Julia Segal, Luke Cunningham, Shannon Brandt, Raquel D’Apice, Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Danny Solomon, Sean Donnelly, Blaine Perry, Aalap Patel, and Matteson Perry.—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] luminous Broadway & TV actors Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Tony nominee for Avenue Q; Sesame Street), Arden Myrin (Mad TV, Reno 911), Brian Patacca (Minor Gods), and Julie Sharbutt (Shakespeare In The Park: Twelfth Night) mixing it up with some of the best improvisors in the world—Tara Copeland, Michael Delaney, Thomas Middleditch, and Tami Sagher—as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at Gravid Water (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] the brilliant staff writers of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, who are all stellar stand-ups and/or comedic performers in their own right—Anthony Jeselnik (phenomenal comic specializing in darkly shocking jokes and one of my favorite stand-ups ever), Morgan Murphy (former writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live), AD Miles (Conan O’Brien, Dog Bites Man, Reno 911, TV Funhouse, Human Giant), and Ali Waller (former writer for Comedy Central’s The Showbiz Show with David Spade)—performing at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends: Jimmy Fallon Edition (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] John Oliver (star correspondent of The Daily Show and genius stand-up comic), Jared Logan (hilarious razor-sharp comic; Comedy Central), Claudia Cogan (MTV, Logo, here! TV), Mike Drucker (freelance writer for SNL, The Onion, McSweeney’s), Blaine Perry (co-host of Don’t Touch Me There and Ochi’s Motel), and Sean Donnelly (XM Radio; host of Lil’ Seany Boy and co-host of Ochi’s Motel) at John Morrison’s Morrison Motel (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] a one-man show from a razor-sharp sketch comic, and a series of funny horror tales, in the double-bill Matt McCarthy and I Laughed Until I Died (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 Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show) and 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)—guest-hosted tonight by 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) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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