NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 9/28/09

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Langhorne Slim

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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:

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] 7:30 pm: Sharp stand-ups celebrating Phoebe Robinson’s birthday at this new free weekly show at the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe: Case of the Mondays Comedy

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): TV stars Scott Adsit (30 Rock) and Arden Myrin (Mad TV, Reno 911), and luminous Broadway & off-Broadway actors Carla Briscoe (The Lie Down), Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Tony nominee for Avenue Q; Sesame Street), Jonathan Kaplan (Tony nominee for Falsettos), Sandy Rustin (I Love You-You’re Perfect-Now Change), and Julie Sharbutt (Shakespeare In The Park: Twelfth Night) mixing it up with some of the best improvisors in the world—Tara Copeland, Becky Drysdale, Michael Delaney, and Anthony King—as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at actor/director Stephen Ruddy’s Gravid Water

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A special “comedy reading” edition, with Aasif Mandvi (correspondent for The Daily Show), Todd Hanson (editor and writer for The Onion), Joe Garden (founding writer/editor of The Onion and co-author of New Vampire’s Handbook: A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night), Bob Powers (author of the Just Make a Choice Adventure series and The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten), and Carrie McLaren (former editor of Stay Free! magazine, co-editor of book Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture), performing in the Lolita Bar with producer Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:00 pm ($25): World-class comedic freestyle hip-hop group, using audience suggestions as a springboard for creating improvised music inspired by jazz, rap, and comedy: Freestyle Love Supreme

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Several entirely improvised musicals from award-winning comedy duo Glennis McMurray and Eliza Skinner as I Eat Pandas

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest performers in the country—who tonight include lightning-fast & thoroughly hilarious Pete Holmes (Comedy Central, The Daily Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker, co-host of hit show Punch Up Your Life), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1, The Onion), Andrew Jeffrey Wright, and folk music star Langhorne Slim—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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