NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 4/6/10

April 6, 2010

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Stars Amy Schumer (above) and Ted Alexandro will entertain you tonight at A Very Good Comedy Show

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 “Homespun and Handmade” (e.g., Consider the KnishWinners Never Quilt and Quilters Never Win, The Craft Heap of History) at Charles Star’s Brooklyn comedic show Adult Education

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A sneak preview of this coming weekend’s Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art Festival, plus 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: Carla Rhodes (alt comedy ventriloquist; Dr. Demento), Rachael Parenta, Raquel D’apice, Chris Doucette, and Wil Sylvince performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Robber Baron, DeCoster, Badman, Bastian, and Ragnaröck; and at 11:00 pm a show with superb troupes The Two-Man Movie (Neil Casey & Anthony Atamanuik make up an entire feature film) The Law Firm: The People’s Court—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm (reservations required by emailing Star stand-ups Ted Alexandro (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials), Amy Schumer (Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Fallon), Andrea Rosen (Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, Variety SHAC), and Nore Davis performing at Brooklyn’s Building on Bond for a free stand-up show hosted by Yannis Pappas: A Very Good Comedy Show

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm ($5): Baron Vaughn (co-star of USA’s Facing Kate and Comedy Central’s Awkward Kings of Comedy; MTV, VH1), Joe Mande (Comedy Central, VH1; co-host ofTotally J/K; author of new book Look at This F*cking Hipster), Keith Alberstadt (David Letterman,contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update), Dave Siegel (Atom TV, Sirius Radio) and sketch duo Team Submarine performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for a free weekly show hosted by brilliant stand-up Pete Holmes (Comedy Central PresentsThe Daily ShowJohn Oliver and Friends, VH1’s Best Week EverThe New Yorker) and razor-sharp Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central, Carson DalyInsomniac Tour; for stand-up video about why Joe hates weddings, please click here): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Comedy stars Baron Vaughn (co-star of USA’s Facing Kate and Comedy Central’s Awkward Kings of Comedy, MTV, VH1), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation), Josh Fadem (LA comedy star; 30 Rock, Reno 911, Weeds), and “a very special DJ/co-host” 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.): Stellar storyteller Margot Leitman (Conan O’Brien, Stripped Stories) and stand-ups Troy Bynum, Jeff Lutz, and Harvey Weissman telling tales about their first time doing something (subject is up to them) performing in Ochi’s Lounge at Evan Morgenstern’s SNC: The Virgin Chronicles

9:30 pm ($5): “Where there is a stage and a piano, she will be there. Where there are strangers with embarrassing stories, she will be there. Where there is a group of people willing to sit and watch someone make up songs, she will be there. A one-woman musical improv journey through the lives of the audience. You tell the story, Rebecca Vigil sings the soundtrack:” The Vigilante

[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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