NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 5/18/10

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Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes hosts his weekly NYC show for the final time before moving to LA: 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): Comics industry pros join super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Brilliantly original & hilarious singer/songwriter Adira Amram, plus Mike Ennis, Kareem Green, Carrie Gravenson, and Daniel Mahoney, 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 The Opera, Sandino, DeCoster, Bastian, and Ragnaröck; and at 11:00 pm a double-bill with improv genius troupes The Two-Man Movie (Neil Casey & Anthony Atamanuik make up an entire feature film) and C, C, & E Improv Factory (Charlie Todd, Eric Scott, Chuck Dauble, and the spirit of Charlie Sanders in LA)—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:30 pm ($3): Kumail Nanjiani, Myq Kaplan, Matt Goldich, Charles Star, and Sheng Wang performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for an almost-free weekly show hosted—for the last time!—by brilliant stand-up Pete Holmes (Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central PresentsThe Daily ShowJohn Oliver and Friends, VH1’s Best Week EverThe New Yorker—and moving to LA to be a staff writer on new TV comedy Outsourced): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 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), Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1), Sam Brown (The Whitest Kids U’ Know), and more 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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