NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 9/8/09

September 8, 2009

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Liz Miele, Al Lubel, Baron Vaughn, Thomas Middleditch, and other stellar stand-ups perform tonight at the Morrison Motel

Liz Miele, Al Lubel, Baron Vaughn, Thomas Middleditch, and other stellar stand-ups perform tonight at the Morrison Motel

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:

7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Hilary Schwartz and Rachael Parenta hosting an intriguing show at Ochi’s Lounge described as “emotionally inappropriate comedy:” Please, Someone Kill Me

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Crime novelist and Marvel Comics writer Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Iron Fist, Punisher) joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comedic lectures about beer—e.g., Zima and the Challenges of Brand Reinvention, The Truth about McSorley’s, Secrets of Brewing In the Modern New York Apartment—from writer/performers Elizabeth Bradley, Brendan I. Koerner, Erica Shea, Stephen Valand, and Bill Wander in a show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by Charles Star: Adult Education

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Scootch, Ragnaröck, Badman, The Law Firm, and Penthouse Riot—followed by randomly selected audience members performing with UCBT improv veterans in The Lottery, all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:30 pm ($5 cover if you mention HyReviews.com at the door [otherwise $10], plus $7 drink min.): Superb stand-ups Al Lubel (David Letterman, Johnny Carson), Baron Vaughn (red-hot rising comedy star; concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy), Thomas Middleditch (versatile character actor; member of genius improv troupes Baby Wants Candy and Improvised Shakespeare), Ray DeVito, Liam McEneaney, and Liz Miele performing in the Cornelia Street Cafe at John Morrison’s Morrison Motel

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Some of the finest comics in the NYC—Aasif Mandvi (correspondent for The Daily Show), Anthony Jeselnik (staff writer for Jimmy Fallon, and one of the funniest stand-up comics ever), Baron Vaughn (red-hot rising comedy star; concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy), David Wain (member of legendary sketch troupe Stella)—and more performing at the return (after an August vacation) of LES weekly stand-up show at The Slipper Room hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Delightful stand-ups Leah Dubie and Amy Beckerman in Ochi’s Lounge hosting guest comics Claudia Cogan, Maureen Langan, and Paul Case at Dykes on Mics

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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