NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 4/27/10

April 27, 2010

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John Mulaney, hot off his first appearance on SNL's Weekend Update, performs tonight at Punch Up Your Life

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): MC Chris (animator, voice artist, writer, and producer for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim) joins 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 Robin Cloud, Shawn Hollenbach, Rich Kiamco, and Matt Militello 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 Ragnaröck, Badman, DeCoster, Bastian, and Robber Baron; and at 11:00 pm Decoster “improvises brand-new classic plays by legendary playwrights who don’t exist,” plus stellar improv troupe The Law Firm: The People’s Court—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm ($5): John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever; for John’s great bit on Weekend Update, please click here), Jesse Popp, Jay Larson, Giulia Rozzi, Ryan Conner, and Michael Terry performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for a free weekly show hosted by Joe DeRosa (HBO, Comedy Central, Carson DalyInsomniac Tour): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Todd Barry (HBO, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central PresentsThe Sarah Silverman Program, Adult Swim, feature films The Wrestler and Pete Smalls is Dead), Ian Edwards (HBO, Conan O’Brien, SNL), Jay Larson (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, AMC), and “a very special guest co-host” 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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