NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 11/2/09

November 2, 2009

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Colin Quinn

Hilarious stand-up Colin Quinn performs tonight at both Tell Your Friends and Whiplash

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

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($15 & 2-item min.): A blowout gathering of top comedic talent—Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Pete Holmes, Baron Vaughn, Morgan Murphy, and Josh Fadem—at the elegant Comix Comedy Club help celebrate the launch of a new Web site devoted to showcasing the best tweets, Facebook updates, and other microcomments from very funny folks online:

8:00 pm ($5): The talented young writer/performers of top UCBT scripted comedy house troupes Stone Cold Fox and Gorilla Gorilla try out their newest sketch material at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Top stand-up comic Colin Quinn, plus The Pleasure Syndicate (four comedy writers—Scott Jacobson, Mike Sacks, Jason Roeder, and Ted Travelstead—debuting material from their first book Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk), humor author Bob Powers, and house band A Brief View of the Hudson, all performing in the Lolita Bar with host Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): An hour-long play made up on the spot by razor-sharp, passionate improvisors Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Moral Orel) and Christina Gausas (Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report) at Adsit & Gausas

[FREE] 9:30 pm: Brooke Van Poppelen—who is currntly killing via the best work I’ve ever seen from this brilliant and gorgeous comic at her one-woman show on Thursday nights, So-Low Show—plus NYC stand-ups Ari Teman, J-L Cauvin, Greg Manuel, Dan Frigolette, Harris Bloom, Phil Murphy, and Brendon Fitzgibbons performing at Pat O’Shea’s free weeky Brooklyn showcase at Freddy’s Backroom: Ed Sullivan on Acid

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-ups in the country—who tonight include Colin Quinn, The Sklar Brothers, Sean Patton, and Andrea Rosen—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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