NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 9/21/09

September 21, 2009

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TV star Aziz Ansari headlines tonight at both Tell Your Friends and Whiplash

TV star Aziz Ansari headlines tonight at both Tell Your Friends and Whiplash

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

[FREE] 7:15ish pm: Sharp stand-ups Helen Hong, Julian McCullough, Tom McCaffrey, Dave Greek, and Jayson Cross performing at this new free weekly show at the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): World-class stand-up and TV star Aziz Ansari (NBC’s Parks and Recreations, Human Giant), The Trachtenburg (hilarious family musical act), stand-ups Jamie Kilstein, Mike Birch, and Rob Paravonian, and an eating contest pitting The Onion editor Joe Garden against show producer Liam McEneaney at the Lolita Bar for the 4-year anniversary celebration of Tell Your Friends

8:00 pm ($5): The talented young writer/performers of UCBT scripted comedy house troupes Slow Burn and High Treason try out their newest sketch material at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the country—who tonight include TV star Aziz Ansari (NBC’s Parks and Recreations, Human Giant), Kumail Nanjiani (SNL, The Colbert Report, writer & co-star of Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues), and Ben Kronberg (visiting from LA)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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