NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 11/17/09

November 17, 2009

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Care Bears on Fire performs with Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, Jonathan Ames, and other luminous talents at More Than You Expected

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:

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($10): Comedy from brilliant stand-ups Todd Barry and Eugene Mirman; readings from razor-sharp storytellers Jonathan Ames, Starlee Kine, and Rick Moody; and music from Care Bears on Fire will provide entertainment at The Highline adding up to More Than You Expected

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comic book creator Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir), comics journalist Brian Heater (The Daily Cross Hatch), and sketch comedy star & comics fan Timmy Williams (The Whitest Kids U Know) 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, Robber Baron, Badman, Bastian, and People People, followed by UCBT advanced students improvising a movie—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Glenn Wool (superb UK comedy star), Patrick Borelli (fun surreal alt comic), Adam Lowitt (producer for The Daily Show), and Gabe Liedman and (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): Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show, former host on Air America Radio, Shoot the Messenger), Cock Lorge (raunchy comedic singer/songwriter), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central Presents half-hour special), and more performing at The Slipper Room for the LES weekly show hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

9:30 pm ($5): An adorable musical comedy duo debuts their new show: Pembroke and Lu

[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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