NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 6/8/10

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Chris Gethard

New Comedy Central star Chris Gethard (above) and eternal star Janeane Garofalo perform tonight at Sweet

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] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Hilarious comics Patrick Borelli (Conan O’Brien, SuperDeluxe, author of book Holy Headshot!), Victor Varnado (Conan O’BrienJimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central’s Awkward Comedy Show), Ben Kronberg (Jimmy Kimmel), Jamie Lee (VH1, producer of Diamonds in the Fluff), and Scott Moran performing at Brooklyn’s Bell House Front Lounge hosted by the breathtaking Sara Schaefer (Jimmy Fallon): Get Off Your Knees

[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

[FREE] 8:00 pm: All all-novice night—described by the hosts as “an exciting chance for a bunch of newcomers to get their feet wet in the world of stand-up comedy; come watch them sink or swim”—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): Three full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes The Opera, Badman, Ragnaröck, Bastian, and Monstro—at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm ($3): Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime, host of in-the-works TV version of The Liar Show), Joe Mande (Comedy Central, VH1; co-host of Totally J/K; author of new book Look at This F*cking Hipster), Katina Corrao, David Cope, and Dan Wilbur performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for an almost-free weekly show hosted by Joe DeRosa (HBO, Comedy Central, Carson DalyInsomniac Tour) and Jared Logan (Comedy Central): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): A blowout lineup: movie & TV comedy superstar Janeane Garofalo, new Comedy Central Big Lake star Chris Gethard, superb musical guest Corn Mo, and a “one of the most fabulous co-hosts we’ve had” 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

For full details, please visit

For the best of genius comedic actress Kate McKinnon, click here.

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