NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 3/2/10

March 2, 2010

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Lectures on such topics as "Why You Want a Monkey" for tonight's theme "Animal Minds, Animal Bodies" 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 “Animal Minds, Animal Bodies” (e.g., Why You Want a Monkey: The Psychology of Primates Owning Primates) at Charles Star’s Brooklyn comedic show Adult Education

[FREE] 8:00 pm ($5): World-class stand-up star Ted Alexandro, superb sketch troupes Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting and Murderfist, and stand-up Mark Normand performing at the debut of this hot new comedy show at Pianos hosted by host Ben Kissel: Piñata

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Stand-up Mike Drucker (SNL, The Onion) and comics creator Bob Fingerman (From the Ashes) joining super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

[FREE] 8:00 pm: DJ Hazard (American Misfits), Lee Camp (Comedy Central, The Onion), Matt Ruby (Hot Soup, We’re All Friends Here), and Del (Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza) performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Scootch, Badman, Bastian, The Law Firm, and Robber Baron, followed at 11:00 pm by a show revolving around improvised scenes taking place in the same location, all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Streeter Seidel, Craig Baldo, Sean O’Connor, and DJ Mr. Blue performing at The Slipper Room for the LES weekly show hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

[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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