NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 9/14/10

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John Oliver and Justin Long

John Oliver and Justin Long are among the stars performing tonight at the 6th Anniversary of Seth Herzog's legendary comedy show "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:

7:00 pm ($5): “From the invocation of a name pulled from the obituary pages, the recently deceased gets a final chance to have his or her story told on stage through a series of improvised scenes.” Come celebrate the life and death of a complete stranger—good taste optional—at Dearly Beloved Presents The Wake

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: It’s not yet confirmed, but guests planned for tonight’s show include Wyatt Cenac, Chris Gethard, and spanish guitar player Camilla Meza performing at Brooklyn’s The Royal Oak (594 Union Avenue) along with sketches from Moon regulars such as co-producer Jordan Clifford and hosts Nat Towsen & Bob Walles: The Moon Show

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): The creative team of POOD—Geoff Grogan, Kevin Mutch, Alex Rader, and Adam McGovern—join super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes The Opera, Sandino, Ragnaröck, Badman, and Monstro; and at 11:00 pm UCBT students make up a story taking place in a single location in real time (i.e., Death by Roo Roo’snear-unbeatable technique at Cage Match)—all at Harold Night

[FREE] 8:00 pm: An “all virgin” show of first-time stand-ups—presumably for audience members who enjoy pain—performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

[TOP PICK] 8:30 pm ($3): Victor Varnado (Conan O’BrienJimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, NBC’sMy Name is Earl, Adult Swim, The Awkward Comedy Show; films Pluto Nash, End of Days, A Guy Thing), Danny Lobell (Comical Radio; for set about a plus-sized stripper and the MTA, please clickhere), and more performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for an almost-free weekly show hosted by Joe DeRosa (HBO’s Down and DirtyComedy Central Presents, new comedy CD The Depression Auction) and Jared Logan (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central): Punch Up Your Life

[$] 8:30 pm ($20): Comedy giant Dave Hill and more perform at a one-night-only reunion of Ash Wednesday: “As the brainchild of improv trio Evel Cathedral (Rachel Korowitz, Stan Laikowski, and Chris Schneider), the comedy variety show ran for four years. Now, two years later, it’s back to kick cancer square in the teeth. Come on out to see old and new audience favorites, and enter to win glorious raffle prizes! All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!” at The Ash Wednesday Reunion Show: This Time It’s For Charity

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm doors, 9:00 pm show ($7.50 online, $5 at the door): John Oliver (star correspondent of The Daily Show and genius stand-up comic), Jon Glaser (long-time writer & sketch performer for Conan O’Brien; creator & star of Adult Swim series Delocated), TV & movie star Justin Long (NBC’s EdGalaxy Quest, Going the Distance, Live Free or Die Hard, the Mac in Apple Computer commercials), and “special guests” performing at The Studio at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues) for the Sixth Anniversary of the legendary comedy show hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Maureen Langan practices a stand-up set in preparation for her upcoming headlining night at Carolines, and Suzen Murakoshi performs a one-woman show about her mother’s dying, in the double-bill Maureen Langan and Breathe Love Repeat

[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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