NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 11/10/09

November 10, 2009

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Laura Solon

Award-winning UK comic Laura Solon tonight performs her acclaimed one-woman show Rabbit Faced Story Soup

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 an intriguing show at Ochi’s Lounge described as “emotionally inappropriate comedy:” Please, Someone Kill Me

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:30 pm ($15): Acclaimed UK comic Laura Solon performs a new one-woman show that’s likely to be superb at 45 Bleecker Street: Rabbit Faced Story Soup

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comic book creators John McCrea (The Boys: Herogasm, The 99), David Steinberger (Comixology), and superb stand-up & comics fan Jared Logan (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 The Bishop, Penthouse Riot, Ragnaröck, The Law Firm, and People People, followed by UCBT advanced students improvising a movie—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Andrea Rosen (national TV ad star, Variety SHAC), Scott Jacobson (former writer for The Daily Show), Tim Key (visiting comic with sold out show at this August’s Edinburgh Festival), and Max Silvestri (VH1, co-host of Big Terrific) 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 Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever, ComedyJuice, The New Yorker): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Jeffery Ross (Comedy Central Roastmaster, Dancing with the Stars), Jordan Rubin (head writer for MTV movie awards, Comedy Central Presents), and Matt Higgins (conceptual/character performer), and more performing at The Slipper Room for the LES weekly show hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Delightful stand-ups Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Jackie Monahan in Ochi’s Lounge hosting guest comics Robin Cloud, Brad Loekle, Harrison Greenbaum, and Sabrina Jalees 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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