NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 12/1/09

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Deliciously sharp and vibrant writer/improvisor/actress Katherine Heller...

...lectures about sex & death tonight at Adult Education

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] 8:00 pm ($5): Witty writers offering delightfully silly lectures about “Death” (e.g., Le Petit Mort: Death as a Metaphor for Orgasm in Popular Culture and Literature and Everyone Is Trying To Kill You: Analyzing Homicidal Tendencies In Electronic Information Networks) at Charles Star’s Brooklyn comedic extravaganza Adult Education

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comics creators Zelda Devon and Kurt Huggins (Teetering Bulb) 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 Robber Baron, Badman, DeCoster, Ragnaröck, and The Bishop
followed by UCBT advanced students improvising a musical—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Superb stand-ups Christian Finnegan, Kumail Nanjiani, Erik Weiner, Allison Becker—and possibly some happy surprises—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.): Sharp NYC stand-ups Erin Judge, Hilary Schwartz, Mike Lawrence, Alexis Guerreros, Alexandra Kahanim, James J. Oakes, Devin Sanchez, and Jay Hoskins telling tales about their first time doing something (subject is up to them) performing in Ochi’s Lounge at Rachel Axelrod’s & Evan Morgenstern’s SNC: The Virgin Chronicles

[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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