NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 10/26/10

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Sean Patton

Mischievous comedy genius Sean Patton helps usher in R. G. Daniels' new show tonight at "Mothaf*@%!n' Comedy"

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): Jenny Dunne and Rick Andrews improvise a single moment in two characters’ lives again and again, exploring three parallel realities, and the difference that a look or tone can make; and Willy Appelman, Tom Costello, Ben Furnas, David Ross, and Ross Taylor make stuff up, in the double-bill The Cascade and Thunderbirds 4Life

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Thoroughly wonderful stand-ups Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killerset on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1), Ali Wong (fearless, razor-sharp, hilarious comedy dynamo; MTV, Comedy Central), and Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents) usher in this new monthly show at The Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street) hosted by R. G. Daniels (Sunday Night Stand-Up): Mothaf*@%!n’ Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Hari Kondabolu (upcoming Comedy Central Presents special), Jared Logan (Comedy Central, co-host of new show Righteous Kill), Laura Prangley, and more performing stand-up at Brooklyn’s Southpaw Downstairs Lounge DownSouth (125 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope), hosted by the breathtaking Sara Schaefer (Emmy-nominated staff writer for 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

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Robber Baron, Badman, Bastian, Ragnaröck, and The Opera; and at 11:00 pm UCBT students studying under improv genius Neil Casey using an audience suggestion to make up an entire move (a la Neil’s and Anthony Atamanuik’s hilarious Two Man Movie)—all at Harold Night

8:30 pm ($5): Delightfully raunchy singer/songwriter Ben Lerman, and sharp stand-ups Julian McCullough and Brent Sullivan, performing at the Magnet Theatre for Adam Lerman’s and Willy Appleman’s variety show Deep Traffic

[FREE] 8:00 pm: An all-parents lineup—”they hired a babysitter and are out here entertaining you!”—with hilarious stand-up & white rapper Carolyn Castiglia (VH1, Splurge), and NYC stand-ups Dave T. Koenig, Kevin Tor, and Vinny Fallon, performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

9:30 pm ($5): “Best friends Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell created an Internet phenomenon by challenging pairs of women to double date them and documenting the hilarious results for YouTubers everywhere. Two hundred dates later, their experiences were translated into reenactments, educational songs, and valuable lessons in everything from dancing to kissing. Tonight, these dating experts employ audience-recounted horror stories as inspiration for improvised scenes, in an attempt to enlighten you on the art of romance:” Dating Coaches

[FREE] 11:00 pm: A breathtaking 40 comics are given 2 minutes each in this rapid-fire open-mic stand-up show hosted with wit and energy by Jay Welch: Bring It

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