NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 1/4/11

January 4, 2011

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The Joker

Assorted odd characters will lecture on the topic "Abnormal Psychology" at Charles Star's Brooklyn comedy show Adult Education

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): Six improvisors play themselves on stage (similar to Naked in a Fishbowl) in Self Image; and in the second half of this double-bill, eight improvisors trace the storylines of characters at a single event suggested by an audience member at Hell Buffalo

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Witty writers offering delightfully wry lectures about  this month’s topic “Abnormal Psychology” at Brooklyn’s Union Hall for Charles Star’s comedic show Adult Education

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($10 & 2-item min.): Sean Patton hosts Judah Friedlander, Rachel Feinstein, Kenny Zimlinghaus, and Jesse Popp at Sean Patton’s Stand-Up Showcase

8:00 pm to Midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Robber Baron, Bastian, Ragnaröck, Badman, and The Opera; and at 11:00 pm “lots of your favorite Harold Night performers spin you around and dump you dizzy in this fully improvised show”—all at Harold Night

8:00 pm ($5; includes FREE CARVEL ICE CREAM!): Myq Kaplan (finalist on this summer’s Last Comic StandingJay Leno, Comedy Central Presents half-hour special, hot new comedy CD Vegan Mind Meld), John Murdock, musical guests Mike Doughty and Joe Yoga, and an ice cream eating contest, all in the Lolita Bar at Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Anthony Jeselnik (one of my all-time favorite stand-ups; writer/performer for Jimmy FallonConan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central Presents; hit comedy CD Shakespeare), Anthony Atamanuik (genius improvisor & storyteller; 30 Rock, Conan O’Brien, Death by Roo Roo, The Nights of Our Lives), Josh Weinstein (stand-up/actor visiting from LA), and more performing atElla (9 Avenue A) hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Eric Andre (stellar stand-up; HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Comedy Central), Giulia Rozzi (co-host of Stripped Stories and Dive Comedy), Sean Crespo (host of The Shark Show), and Jesse Joyce performing stand-up at the Ace of Clubs (9 Great Jones Street, underneath Acme Bar & Grill) hosted by Joe DeRosa (HBO’s Down and DirtyComedy Central Presents) and Jared Logan (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central): Righteous Kill

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