NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 3/9/10

March 9, 2010

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Star stand-up Eugene Mirman performs tonight at Sweet

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 (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): Zane Grant (IDW’s We Will Bury You) and Grace Randolph (Marvel’s HER-oes, Nation X) 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: NYC stand-ups Catie Lazarus, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Kwame Robertson, Ryan Hamilton, and Danny Lobell 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 DeCoster, Ragnaröck, Badman, The Law Firm, and powerhouse troupe The Stepfathers followed at 11:00 pm by a show revolving around improvised scenes taking place in the same location—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Superb stand-ups Kumail Nanjiani, Amy Schumer, Dan St. Germain, Nick Thune, and Gabe Liedman performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for a free weekly show guest-hosted tonight by Roger Hailes: Punch Up Your Life

8:30 pm ($5): Dru Johnston, Noah Forman, and Alex Demers deliver sketches that are silly and energy-charged; especially keep an eye on Demers, who has a wild Sean Penn quality that makes you think he might explode into violence or insanity at any moment, adding to the edgy quality of The New Deal

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Comedy stars Eugene Mirman, Nick Thune, Johnny Roberts, and Joe Mande 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 performing and hosting other sharp comics in Ochi’s Lounge at Dykes on Mics

9:30 pm ($5): The debut of a one-man autobiographical show about an addiction to phone sex and thrills: No Phone Sex

[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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