NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 5/2/11

May 2, 2011

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Brett Gelman

Unique, surreal, wonderful character comic Brett Gelman performs tonight at Hot Tub Variety

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:

[FREE] 7:00 pm: Stand-ups Tony Camin (The Marijuana-logues) and Kyle Grooms (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents) tell jokes, and then improvisors make up scenes springboarding off the material, at Daws of Death

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): Comedy veterans Miriam Tolan (The Daily Show), Jodi Lennon (Exit 57), and Ari Voukydis perform an improvised play in What a Year!

[FREE] 7:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Ben Kronberg (Jimmy Kimmel), Nick Vatterott (Jimmy Fallon), Damien Lemon (NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity), Yamaneika Saunders (NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity), Yannis Pappas, and Daniel Tirado performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub produced by Phoebe Robinson—who’s celebrating this show’s 2nd Anniversary: Case of the Mondays Comedy

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Scott Adsit (cast member of 30 Rock, and co-writer/director/producer & cast member of Adult Swim’s awesome & Emmy-winning Moral Orel) teaming up with fellow 30 Rock actor John Lutz (who previously spent six years as a staff writer forSaturday Night Live) to form a super-smart and hilarious new improv duo who should not be missed: John & Scott

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($6.50 online or $8 at the door): Brett Gelman (surreal comedy great temporarily back from LA), Baron Vaughn (also briefly back hom from LA; Jimmy Fallon, USA’sFairly Legal), and more performing at Brooklyn’s Littlefield (622 Degraw Street) with sketches and more from a duo who between them won four 2011 ECNY Awards—including Best Variety Show and Best Hosts—Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler: Hot Tub Variety

8:00 pm ($5): Brothers Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel) and Ashok Kondabolu (Dap in Das Racist) host a talk show, with tonight’s guest Ajay Naidu (Office Space, Bored to Death, Ashes): The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Two of UCBT’s finest house sketch comedy troupes, Thunder Gulch and Dweeb, trying out new bits at Maude Night

[FREE] 9:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Chelsea White, Ray Devito, Jay Welch, Tim Warner, Calvin Cato, Subhah Argawal, and Dan Shaki performing at Pat O’Shea’s free weekly Brooklyn showcase atFreddy’s Backroom (627 5th Avenue): Ed Sullivan on Acid

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the world—who tonight will be a surprise for this special all-musical edition—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

[FREE] 11:00 pm: If you’re an audience member who loves stand-up, Monday at 11 should beWhiplash! night (see listing above). If you’re a comic who couldn’t get booked on UCBT’s all-star show, though, you can opt to instead practice your skills at this stand-up open-mic hosted by Michelle Wolf and the hilarious Erin Lennox (for a sample of Erin’s dynamite Seriously Sports show, please click here): Fresh

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

If you know anyone who might have a thyroid problem, please tell them about my new book: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease.