NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 5/3/10

May 3, 2010

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Iron Man celebrates the premiere of his new movie at UCBT, while Todd Barry performs at It Is It

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 Bobby Miyamoto, Mike Recine, Crystal Burritt, Dave Rosinsky, Lamont Price, and Tom Werther performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Todd Barry (one of the finest stand-ups in the country; HBO, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central PresentsThe Sarah Silverman Program, Adult Swim, feature filmsThe Wrestler and Pete Smalls is Dead), Kurt Braunohler (master sketch comic; Comedy Central; co-creator & co-star of UK TV series Penelope: Princess of Pets), Max Silverstri (co-host ofBig Terrific), and more performing at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Daily Showproducer Adam Lowitt: It Is It

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Greg Giraldo, plus the writers & editors of The Onion—Joe Randazzo, Joe Garden, Baratunde Thurston, and John Harrisand more performing in the Lolita Bar at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends

8:00 pm ($5): Two of UCBT’s finest house sketch comedy troupes, Stone Cold Fox and Gorilla Gorilla, trying out new bits at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): “Iron Man and Stan ‘The Man’ Lee invite you to the premiere of their new movie, Iron Man 2, partying at Avengers Mansion with celebrities, superheroes, and other surprise guests; Excelsior!:” Iron Man 2 Premiere Party at Avengers Mansion!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-up comics in the country—tonight including comedy genius Andy Blitz, the hilarious Eric Andre, Michael O’Brien, and Calise Hawkins—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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