NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 2/1/10

February 1, 2010

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Sketch comedy celebrating tomorrow's season premiere of Lost: The Dharma Initiative Company Picnic

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 (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] 7:45 pm: NYC stand-ups James Harris, Jared Logan, Sheng Wang, Mick DiFlo, Calise Hawkins, Michael Blaustein performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

8:00 pm ($5): NYC stand-ups Rusty Ward, Craig Baldo, Vanessa Hollingshead, and Sager Bhatt, plus musical guest Ivan Ulz, all performing in the Lolita Bar with producer Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

8:00 pm ($5): Two of UCBT’s finest house sketch comedy troupes, Stone Cold Fox and Gorilla Gorilla, trying out new bits at Maude Night

8:00 pm ($5): A sketch troupe consisting of sharp comics Cathleen Carr, Michah Sherman, Leah Gotcsik, Jonathan Karpinos, and Mark Odlum: The Allegiance

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): “In anticipation of the Lost Season 6 premiere on Tuesday February 2nd, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre received the following letter: ‘Greetings Dharma Employees! Tonight we will be having our mandatory yearly company picnic. We’ve turned off the sonic fence and locked up the polar bears for one hour so that we can all kick back, drink a couple Dharma brews, and talk about what a pain in the neck these hostiles have been lately! We’ve got special guests from all over the island: past, present, future, alternate timeline, and mysterious, vaguely Egyptian-like past. No nosebleeds this year, we promise!’:” LOST: The Dharma Initiative Company Picnic

[FREE] 9:30 pm: Superb stand-ups Sean Patton, Dan St. Germain, Kevin Mccafrey, Carrie Gravensen, Kendra Cunningham, Jay Nog, Matt Rohr, and Pat Galante performing at Pat O’Shea’s free weekly Brooklyn showcase at Freddy’s Backroom: Ed Sullivan on Acid

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the country—tonight including Baron Vaughn (red-hot rising star), Moshe Kasher (from LA), Katie Crowne (from Toronto), and maybe Aziz Ansari—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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