NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 11/9/09

November 9, 2009

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2Pac, super cropped

Hip-hop parody rules tonight at 2Pac: The Musical

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

8:00 pm ($5): The talented young writer/performers of UCBT scripted comedy house troupes Thunder Gulch and Gramps’ try out their newest sketch material at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Razor-sharp stand-ups Victor Varnado, Matt Goldich,
Hari Kondabolu, Jennifer Grant, and Julien Dionne, plus musical guest Pete Fitzpatrick
(Falcatross and Clem Snide), all performing in the Lolita Bar with producer Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

9:30 pm ($5): “A parody jukebox musical that gives new life to the most popular songs of Tupac Shakur. Join us for a romp through all the themes held most dear to Tupac’s heart: economic oppression, dreams deferred, and mall food courts” and ” Characters! Impressions! Breaking News! Audience Interactions (the classy kind)! Stephen Soroka and Mamrie Hart are Best of Friends, and they are taking their hit Web series to the stage” in 2Pac: The Musical and BoF in This Old Thing

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-ups in the country hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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