NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 8/31/09

August 31, 2009

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Jason Sudeikis (SNL) performs with other TV and Broadway stars tonight at Gravid Water

Jason Sudeikis (SNL) performs with other TV and Broadway stars tonight at Gravid Water

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:

6:30 pm & 9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): 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 Ochi’s Motel

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Wonderful stand-ups Dave Hill, Victor Varnado, Joe DeRosa, and Dan St. Germain, plus sketch duo Laura & Bradford, performing at Lolita Bar in Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): TV stars Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live) and Scott Adsit (30 Rock), and luminous Broadway actors Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Tony nominee for Avenue Q; Sesame Street), Jonathan Kaplan (Tony nominee for Falsettos), Alison Pitt (Tony nominee for The Lieutenant of Inishmore), and more mixing it up with some of the best improvisors in the world—Becky Drysdale, Michael Delaney, Thomas Middleditch, and Tami Sagher—as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at Gravid Water

9:30 pm ($5): Two comedy shows with intriguing titles trying out for a regular slot on the UCBT stage: The Movie Set and Morality Plays

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: A gathering of some of the finest stand-ups in the country—who tonight are Eugene Mirman, Marc Maron, Hannibal Burress, Joe DeRosa, and Rory Scovel—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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For comprehensive FringeNYC 2009 coverage, including the FringeNYC Encore Series, please click here.