NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 1/12/10

January 12, 2010

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Rising star Sean Patton co-headlines with Rory Scovel tonight at Comix

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:

7:00 pm ($5): A sketch show from Chris & Rebecca Smith, two members of world-class sketch troupe The Harvard Sailing Team who are married to each other: The New York Smiths

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] 8:00 pm ($5): Delightful hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage—along with a guest who (unusually) hasn’t yet been announced—conduct 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 People People, Scootch, Bastian, DeCoster, and The Bishop followed by UCBT advanced students playing an improv game in which scenes flow from one location to another—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Superb stand-ups Anthony Jeselnik (writer for Jimmy Fallon; Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central Presents), Jared Logan (Comedy Central), Sheng Weng (Comedy Central), and Michelle Biloon (Comedy Central) performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for a free weekly show hosted by brilliant stand-up Pete Holmes (Comedy Central Presents, The Daily Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker)…and that used to be co-hosted by the equally brilliant Jessi Klein, but Jessi’s now busy as a staff writer for Saturday Night Live: Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:30 pm ($15 online using discount code RORY & 2-item min.) Three hilarious rising star stand-ups performing for one night only at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Sean Patton, Kumail Nanjiani. and Rory Scovel

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Tom Shillue (stellar comedic storyteller; Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents), Bobby Tisdale (legendary co-host of Invite Them Up), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films), 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 and Amy Beckerman hosting guest stand-ups (who haven’t been announced) performing in Ochi’s Lounge 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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