NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 4/19/10

April 19, 2010

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World-class storytellers Margot Leitman and Adam Wade perform one-person shows as Gawky & Awkward

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 Jared Logan, TJ Del Reno, Dave Lester, Zach Broussard, and Trevor Williams 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): Christian Finnegan (three Comedy Central specials, commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show), Baron Vaughn (co-star of USA’s Facing Kate and Comedy Central’s The Awkward Comedy Show, MTV, VH1), Claudia Cogan, Rob Paravonian, Moe & Mary, plus musical guests Eytan Mirsky and A Brief View of the Hudson, all performing in the Lolita Bar at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends

8:00 pm ($5): Two of UCBT’s fine house sketch comedy troupes, High Treason and Slow Burn, trying out new bits at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] [DISCOUNTED] 8:30 pm ($5 cover if you mention [otherwise $10], plus $7 drink minimum; call 212.989.9319 to reserve seats): Fine stand-ups Frank Vignola (Comedy Central), Carmen Lynch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show, Jimmy Kimmel), Harriet Halloway, Danny Solomon, Dave Clark, and Mike Raive performing at the Cornelia Street Cafe for John Morrison’s Morrison Motel

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Two of the most entertaining & adorable comedic storytellers in the country—Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion (2006 & 2009) and record-breaking 15-time StorySlam Champion; The New York Times Magazine; host of Real Tales of College and The Adam Wade show; for Adam’s award-winning tale of being an NBC page onConan O’Brien, please click here) and Margot Leitman (Conan O’Brien, co-host of Stripped Stories)—performing one-person shows at a double-bill that should not be missed as Awkward & Gawky

[FREE] 9:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Claudia Cogan, Jordan Carlos, Craig Baldo, Jamie Lee, Harrison Greenbaum, Laura Prangley, and Andy Hendrickson celebrating the 7th Anniversary of Pat O’Shea’s free weekly Brooklyn showcase at Freddy’s BackroomEd Sullivan on Acid

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-up comics in the country—tonight including TV star Colin Quinn, John Mulaney (staff writer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever; 2008 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up), Myq Kaplan, and Sean Donnelly, plus award-winning sketch troupe Murderfist—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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