NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 6/29/10

June 29, 2010

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Adam Wade

Adam Wade hosts a special evening of storytelling at Whatever Happened to the Nerds?

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

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Sharp NYC comics Dan Allen, Noah Garfinkel, Ritch Duncan, and Mike Pomranz performing at Brooklyn’s Bell House Front Lounge hosted by the breathtaking Sara Schaefer (Jimmy Fallon): Get Off Your Knees

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes The Opera, Sandino, DeCoster, Badman, and Robber Baron; and at 11:00 pm high-level improv students tutored by Neil Casey & Ryan Karels perform in four-person teams ala top troupe Krompf—all at Harold Night

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Phoebe Robinson (host off Case Of The Mondays Comedy), Elon James White (Comedy Central), Jermaine Fowler, and Neil Charles performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

[TOP PICK] 8:30 pm ($5): World-class storyteller 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; for Adam’s award-winning tale of being an NBC page on Conan O’Brien, please click here) hosts a show that’s “like watching the characters of The Wonder Years and Freaks & Geeks all grown up and telling coming-of-age tales of love, lost, regret, and redemption, with Jim O’Grady (Moth Grandslam Champion), Brigid Boyle, Armando Diaz, and a few of Adam’s students: Adam Wade’s Whatever Happened to the Nerds?

[FREE] 8:30 pm ($3): Rachel Feinstein (finalist on this summer’s Last Comic Standing), Russ Meneve, Tom McCaffrey, and more performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for an almost-free weekly show hosted by Joe DeRosa…who’s celebrating the release of his comedy CD The Depression AuctionPunch Up Your Life

[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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