NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 2/8/10

February 8, 2010

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Superb stand-ups Marina Franklin, Victor Varnado, and Hannibal Buress reunite after their fun "Awkward Kings of Comedy" concert film at tonight's Tell Your Friends

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

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): Adam Wade is a hilarious storyteller who’s won the Moth GrandSlam twice, and is a record-breaking 10-time StorySlam Champion; has written for The New York Times Magazine; and is host of True Tales of College. Tonight Adam performs his monthly show at Under St. Marks that’s likely to be a treat, with guest storyteller Margot Leitman (Conan O’Brien, Stripped Stories): The Adam Wade from New Hampshire Show: Tales of Life, Love, and Little League

[FREE] 7:45 pm: NYC stand-ups Liz Miele, Michael Terry, Sean O’Connor, Erik Rivera, and Tirrell Abraham performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A reunion of the superb stand-up comics in the concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy, with Hannibal Buress (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central), Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, NBC’s My Name is Earl, Adult Swim; films Pluto Nash, End of Days, A Guy Thing), and Marina Franklin (Last Comic Standing, Chappelle’s Show, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend), plus Hari Kondadbolu (Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show), and wonderful musical guest Jessica Delfino, all performing in the Lolita Bar with producer Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Sketch duo Leah Rudick & Katie Hartman performing sketch comedy following an acclaimed run at last August’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting

8:00 pm ($5): Two of UCBT’s house sketch comedy troupes, Gramps’ and Thunder Gulch, trying out new bits at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Fun political outrage from Janeane Garofalo, Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone), and Jeremy Scahill (Democracy Now, The Nation), plus musical guest Jack Dishel (The Moldy Peaches), all performing at Citizen Radio LIVE!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the country—tonight including guest host Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; recent killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central), Jessi Klein (brilliantly fresh, organic stand-up; staff writer for Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues), John Mulaney (brilliant & lightning-fast stand-up; Conan O’Brien, staff writer for Saturday Night Live), Tig Notaro (Comedy Central Presents, The Sarah Silverman Program; for stand-up video about Tig’s name, please click here), and Gabe Liedman (co-host of Big Terrific)—performing at Whiplash

For the best of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, please click here.

For full details, please visit