NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 11/23/10

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Justin Long and Wyatt Cenac

TV & movie stars Justin Long and Wyatt Cenac perform tonight at the "potato' edition of Seth Herzog's 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): A one-man show from Julie Ann Dulude about being raised by strict Catholic parents: Bless This Mess

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Myq Kaplan (finalist on this summer’s Last Comic StandingJay Leno, Comedy Central Presents half-hour special) and staff writer/editors of The Onion—Joe  Garden (Features Editor), Todd Hansen (Story Editor), and Baratunde Thurston (Web Editor)—plus musical guests Eden & John’s East River String Band, all performing in the Lolita Bar at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Diane O’Debra, Joe Dixon, Mike Feeney, and Sue Funke performing at Cellar 58(58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

[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 Bastian, Sandino, Badman, Ragnaröck, and Monstro, followed by small groups of UCBT students each performing long scenes that seem to have nothing in common with each other but magically converge at the end, all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Wyatt Cenac (star correspondent of The Daily Show), Justin Long (NBC’sEdGalaxy Quest, Going the Distance, Live Free or Die Hard, the Mac in Apple Computer commercials), 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

[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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