NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 9/29/09

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Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley

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:

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Contributors to the Web series The Pekar Project: Editor Jeff Newelt, artists Rick Parker and Sean Pryor—and Harvey Pekar himself on the phone—joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes The Bishop, Badman, Bastian, The Law Firm, and Penthouse Riot, followed by UCBT students improvising a Cops & Robbers story on the spot based on an interview with a randomly selected audience member—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Terrific comics Dan St. Germain (MTV), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), and more performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for a free weekly show hosted by brilliant stand-ups Jessi Klein (Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim) and Pete Holmes (Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Ted Alexandro (one of the finest stand-ups in the country; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials), Maeve Higgins (star Irish comic visiting NYC), Nick Weber (member of rock band Girl Problems), Frank Whaley (acclaimed actor in scores of feature films including The Doors, JFK, Hoffa, Swimming with Sharks, Pulp Fiction], and Heather Whaley (author of new cookbook Eating Your Feelings) performing at the famed LES weekly stand-up show at The Slipper Room hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

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