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Most comedy venues are closed tonight, but The Creek and a few stand-up clubs are happy to welcome you and your laughs (listed in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $):
[TOP PICK] [FREE] 5:00 pm: Thanksgiving with friends—including comedy phenom Sean Patton (one of the finest stand-ups in the country; killer sets on Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, VH1, feature film Wifed Out) plus members of Sean’s family, and other comics TBD, telling jokes and serving turkey & pie at The Creek’s upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City hosted by Rebecca A. Trent: Thanksgiving at The Creek
[$] 7:30 pm ($22 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up who starred in a Comedy Central Presents half-hour special, co-hosted P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, and has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View who’s been a regular on Opie & Anthony and performed his own HBO special, I Swear To God, headlining tonight and Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Drew Fraser
[$] 9:00 pm ($15 & 2-drink min.): Nick Griffin (David Letterman, Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents), Ryan Hamilton (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Showtime), Andrew Schulz (MTV 2’s Guy Code), Jeff Lamp (Jay Leno), Mike Yard (Comedy Central, Def Comedy Jam), Modi (Comedy Central), and more performing at Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal Street, between 3rd Street & Minetta Lane): Nick Griffin and Ryan Hamilton
[$] 9:00 pm ($15 & 2-drink min.): Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VHI, documentary Metaphysical Graffiti, High Times), Ryan Hamilton (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Showtime), Maddog Mattern (to see Maddog handle a heckler, please click here), and more performing at the Stand Up New York Comedy Club (236 West 78th Street): Rob Cantrell, Ryan Hamilton, and Maddog Mattern
[$] [DISCOUNTED] 9:30 pm (no cover if you mention code HyReviews.com, but 2-drink min.): NYC stand-ups (not announced, but typically a mix between downtown & club comics) at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club (99 MacDougal Street): Stand-Up in the West Village
[TOP PICK] [$] 11:00 pm ($15 & 2-drink min.): Dave Attell (star of Comedy Central’s Insomniac with Dave Attell, David Letterman), Jena Friedman (wry dark comedy stand-up and rising star; producer for The Daily Show, former staff writer for David Letterman, host of Entertaining the Bartender), Kurt Metzger (Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, Ugly Americans), Jermaine Fowler (FOX’s new In Living Color, MTV, Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show), Chris Distefano (Comedy Central, MTV2’s Guy Code), Ardie Fuqua (HBO, Comedy Central), and more performing at Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal Street, between 3rd Street & Minetta Lane): Dave Attell and Jena Friedman