NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 10/26/09

October 26, 2009

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Actress Amy Rutberg is one of the stars who performs tonight in a show that collides improv into classic theatre: Gravid Water

Actress Amy Rutberg is one of the stars who performs tonight in a show that collides improv into classic theatre: Gravid Water

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] 7:00 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Ali Wong, Dan St. Germain, RG Daniels, Clayton Fletcher, Nore Davis, Dan Mahoney, Ray Marshall, and Jonathan Powley performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson (whose birthday is today!): Case of the Mondays Comedy: Birthday Edition

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Broadway & off-Broadway stars Logan Lipton (Wicked), Jason Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Amy Rutberg (Our Leading Lady, Bat Boy The Musical), Jeremy Bobb (Translations, Is He Dead?), and Jennifer Grace (Theatre World Award winner for Our Town) mixing it up with some of the best improvisors in the world—Scott Adsit,Tara Copeland, Michael Delaney, Anthony King, and Thomas Middleditch—as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at Gravid Water

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comedy legend Marc Maron, plus Joe Randazzo, Baratunde Thurston, and John Harris (editors and/or writers for The Onion), plus musical guest Eytan Mirsky, all performing in the Lolita Bar with host Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

9:30 pm ($5): In homage to Halloween, UCBT house sketch troupe Thunder Gulch presents a Saturday Night Live-inspired show that stars Frankenstein, Elvira, and Freddy Krueger: Monster Night LIve

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-ups in the country—who tonight include Aziz Ansari, Marina Franklin, Hannibal Burress, and Kurt Braunohler—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For Q&A with bestselling author Elna Baker, please click here.

For $5 tickets to amazing $20 comedy club show with John Oliver
and other brilliant stand-up stars, please click here.