NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 9/27/11

September 27, 2011

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Horatio Sanz

Comedy legend Horatio Sanz co-hosts at Sweet...

Sean Patton

...and red-hot stand-up Sean Patton performs at After Hours

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:

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): A one-man show by Justin Peters about—wait for it—condiments. “Mitch ‘Packets’ Franco has demonstrated condiments at groceries, farmers’ markets, superstores, and gas stations in all 50 states; over the course of 25 minutes, he’ll give you the inside squeeze on how all your favorite condiments are marketed, shipped, distributed, and sold; how to seduce a checkout girl; how to tell a supermarket by its odor; and other lessons learned during his wild life in America’s grocery aisles:” Confessions of a Condiment Hustler

[FREE] 7:00 pm: Open mic for comedy of all types (with sign-up starting at 6:00) at Queens LIC’sThe Creek upstairs theatre hosted by Robert Dean: The Dean’s List

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1; co-host of Comedy as a Second Language, frequent guest-host of Whiplash), Rory Scovel (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central), and Chris Garcia performing stand-up atUCB East for a comedy variety show produced by Sara Schaefer & Scott Moran on behalf of a great late actor: After Hours with Gene Hackman and Friends

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comics industry pros joining super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at The PIT downstairs lounge: Comic Book Club

8:00 pm to Midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv at UCB West for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Very Good Kiss, Mr. Crime, Grandma’s Ashes, Sandino, and Dance Break—and at 11:00 pm improv veterans blended into never before seen one-night-only teams—all at Harold Night

8:30 pm ($5): In this double-bill, each of two of The Magnet’s singing improv troupes will make up a musical on the spot based on an audience suggestion: Aquarius and BEEES!

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Comedy legend Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, ABC, Comedy Central’s Big LakeJimmy Fallon), Eddie Pepitone (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), and more performing at Ella (9 Avenue A) hosted by Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

9:30 pm ($5): NYC stand-ups (not announced this week) at The PIT downstairs lounge hosted by Joe DeRosa (HBO’s Down and DirtyComedy Central Presents): Righteous Kill

9:30 pm ($5): This showcase for the wonderful Jen Nails’ Do It Yourself class tonight features debuts of the one-person shows at The PIT: Niki Hart reveals the secret world of spa life in Spa!, and “a hopeless romantic tries to find love in NYC: in The Animal Takes Manhattan

10:00 pm ($5): Gary Gulman (HBO, Comedy Central), Ryan Hamilton (Conan O’Brien), Mike Lawrence (Comedy Central), and Jim Tews (Comedy Central) performing stand-up at UCB Easthosted by Adam Lowitt (Producer at The Daily Show): It Is It

[FREE] 10:15 pm: In this free show, audience members can join in with veteran musical improv talents to make up stories in song on the spot: Musical Magnet Mixer

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

[FREE] MIdnight: Open-mic stand-up at UCB East hosted by Boris Khaykin: Tuesdays at Midnight

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