NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 10/6/09

October 6, 2009

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Dave Hill

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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:

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comics artist Fred Chao (Johnny Hiro) and stand-up comic Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central) 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 Robber Baron, Penthouse Riot, Bastian, Scootch, and DeCoster, 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: Comedy giants 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), Baron Vaughn (red-hot rising star; Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Shoot the Messenger, Awkward Kings of Comedy), and Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion and record-breaking 10-time StorySlam Champion; The New York Times Magazine; host of Real Tales of College) 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): Dave Hill (one of the most original and hilariously sharp alternative comics in the country; The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Salon, HBO, VH1, MOJO TV’s King of Miami, The Dave Hill Explosion), Todd Barry (one of the finest stand-ups in the country; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim, The Wrestler), Ali Waller (writer for Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central), Nick Stevens (co-host of AMC’s Action Pack, VH1, ESPN), and more performing at the famed 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.): World-class stand-up Christian Finnegan (three Comedy Central specials, commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show), luminous storyteller Kambri Crews (Comix, UCBT, The PIT, The Moth, The Bitter End), Mike Drucker, Danny Lobell, Pat O’Shea, and more telling tales about their first time—with anything they choose—performing in Ochi’s Lounge at SNC: The Virgin Chronicles

9:30 pm ($5): Christina Casa, who memorably played Angelina Jolie at UCBT’s Jen & Angie (a production which was reprised at FringeNYC 2009) demonstrates she’s got other hilarious characters in her at this one-woman show: Don’t Cry Out Loud

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For cherished moments from David Letterman, please visit here.

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