NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 3/16/10

March 16, 2010

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Comedy giant Horatio Sanz is Seth Herzog's guest DJ 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:

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): J.K. Woodward (IDW’s Fallen Angel, Star Trek) and Jesse Blaze Snider (Hulk: Let the Battle Begin, Toy Story) 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 Susannah Perlman (Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Obama Girls of Comedy), Rick Younger (Last Comic Standing, BET’s Comic View), Shane Webb, and Lance Weiss 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, Bastian, Ragnaröck, The Law Firm, and powerhouse troupe Reuben Williams, 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: Wonderful stand-ups John Mulaney (staff writer for SNL; Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents; winner of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Stand-Up), Hannibal Buress (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson; winner of the 2010 ECNY Award for Best Stand-Up), Ilana Glazer (High School Talent Show), Ryan Hamilton (Last Comic StandingRolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch), Sean Crespo (Drink at Work), and Barry Rothbart performing at the Housingworks Bookstor Cafe for a free weekly show hosted by brilliant stand-up Pete Holmes (Comedy Central PresentsThe Daily ShowJohn Oliver’s New York Stand-Up, VH1’s Best Week EverThe New Yorker): 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): Wonderful comedy stars Horatio Sanz, John Mulaney, Tom Shillue, Sam Bisbee, and Liam McEneaney 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

[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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