NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 11/16/09

November 16, 2009

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Laugh for Sight

Comedy giants John Oliver, Colin Quinn, Rich Vos, Robert Klein, and more perform tonight at the charity event Laugh for Sight

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: NYC stand-ups Sean Donnelly, Josh Homer, Adam Luicidi, Steve Bossus, and Harry Tuman performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

8:00 pm ($5): The talented young writer/performers of UCBT scripted comedy house troupes Slow Burn and High Treason try out their newest sketch material at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Razor-sharp Saturday Night Live writers Hannibal Burress, Bryan Tucker, and Colin Jost, and musical guest Supercute (Rachel Trachtenburg of the wonderful Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players), all performing in the Lolita Bar with producer Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:30 pm ($35 & two-drink minimum): An annual charity event for eye research held at the Gotham Comedy Club, with the lineup for this year’s benefit including comedy titans John Oliver, Colin Quinn, Rich Vos, Robert Klein, Bonnie McFarlane, Eddie Brill, and John Morrison: Laugh For Sight

[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

[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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