NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 2/22/10

February 22, 2010

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Star comedic storytellers Tom Shillue and Adam Wade perform tonight at 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

[FREE] 7:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Erin Judge (Comedy Central; for hilarious stand-up bit about being bisexual, please click here), Sean Donnelly, Hari Kondadbolu, Adam Pateman, and Pat O’Shea 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): Blowout comedic storytelling edition with stars Tom Shillue (Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents), Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion (2006 & 2009) and record-breaking 15-time StorySlam Champion; The New York Times Magazine; host of hilarious monthly storytelling extravaganzas Real Tales of College and The Adam Wade Show; for Adam’s award-winning tale of being an NBC page on Conan O’Brien, please click here), Joey Gay (finalist in NBC’s Last Comic Standing), and musical guest Michelle Leona all performing in the Lolita Bar with host Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Broadway & off-Broadway stars Jennifer Grace (Theatre World Award Winner for Our Town), Kevin Kelly (Shakespeare In The Park: Twelfth Night, The Brother/Sister Plays), Lori Myers (Our Town, Mother Courage and Her Children), and Amy Rutberg (The Divine Sister, The Jazz Age), mixing it up with some of the best improvisors in the world—Scott Adsit, Becky Drysdale, Tara Copeland, Michael Delaney, and Tami Sagher —as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at actor/director Stephen Ruddy’s Gravid Water

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): A sneak peek at a new animated series from Comedy Central, with brilliant voiceover actors and writers Larry Murphy, Kurt Metzger, Randy Pearlstein, and Matt Oberg, and host Julian McCullough: Ugly Americans

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the country—tonight including Reggie Watts, God’s Pottery, Amanda Melson, and Nate Bargatze—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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