NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 10/13/09

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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:

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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comic book professionals (today’s guests haven’t been announced) 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 Badman, People People, Ragnaröck, The Law Firm, and The Bishop, 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:Razor-sharp stand-ups Ali Waller (staff writer for Jimmy Fallon), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films), Matt Goldich (VH1’s Best Week Ever), 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): Chris Gethard (brilliant improvisor and comedic storyteller; Magic Box of Stories, The Stepfathers, The Nights of Our Lives, author of book Weird New York; was just cast in new Will Ferrell film), Amy Schumer (Last Comic Standing; shooting her first Comedy Central special next month), Roger Hailes (VH1, Chappelle’s Show), Streeter Seidell (MTV’s College Humor Show, Prank Wars), 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.): Delightful stand-up comics Leah Dubie and Amy Beckerman performing and hosting guest comics Cara Kilduff, Susan Alexander, and more in Ochi’s Lounge at Dykes on Mics

[FREE] 11:00 pm: Free open-mic stand-up show that’s seldom much fun for audience members but is a nice opportunity if you want 4-5 minutes to test out your comedy material on stage: Bring It

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For cherished moments from David Letterman, please click here.

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