NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 11/9/10

November 9, 2010

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Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik, one of the funniest stand-ups ever, performs tonight at Righteous Kill

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 a group of improvisors perform improv based on a single location, in the double-bill The Cascade and Mono-Piece Theatre

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comedy giants Wyatt Cenac and Eugene Mirman, wonderful human beatbox Shockwave, Prescott Tolk (visiting from Chicago), and more performing in the Lolita Bar at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comics industry creators Dan Slott & Joe Carmagna (Amazing Spider-Man) join super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussionabout 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, DeCoster, Bastian, Ragnaröck, and Monstro, followed by UCBT students performing alongside improv veterans, all at Harold Night

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Dan St. Germaine (quick-witted comic worth keeping an eye on; MTV, College Humor), Jermaine Fowler (Comical Radio, Sirius Xm Radio), Danny Leary (MTV, host of On The Rocks), and Meg Cupernall performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Anthony Jeselnik (one of my all-time favorite stand-ups; writer/performer for Jimmy FallonConan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central Presents; debut comedy CD Shakespeare), Andrea Rosen (HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Comedy Central’s Stella, Variety SHAC), Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Central Presents half-hour special), Nate Bargatze (Conan O’Brien), and MIke Lawrence (Just for Laughs fest) performing at the Ace of Clubs (9 Great Jones Street, underneath Acme Bar & Grill) hosted by Jared Logan (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) and guest-host Mike Recine: Righteous Kill

8:30 pm ($5): “Alan Fessenden shall run the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Tuesday night shall be the real gut check. Alan Fessenden shall be paired with mystery scene partners, that will, most likely, break his spirit. One of these scene partners shall be chosen from you, the audience. Can Alan Fessenden rise to the challenge? Can Alan Fessenden finish? Will he fail? Or will Alan Fessenden be the…” Marathon Man

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Hannibal Buress (staff writer for 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson), A.D. Miles (head writer for Jimmy Fallon), (Laura Krafft (writer for NBC’s The Marriage Ref and former writer for The Colbert Report), Nick Turner (co-host of Too Cool for School), and more performing at Ella (9 Avenue A) hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1; new feature Web Site of the Week): Sweet

[TOP PICK] 10:15 pm ($7): Improv veterans Carrie Clifford, Rachel Hamilton, and David Razowsky make stuff up at this one-night-only threesome: Hamilton, Clifford, and Razowsky

[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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