David Carl provides a sneak peek at the upcoming third Republican debate—playing all the candidates himself!—in this installment of his Road to the White House (7:00 pm, $5, The PIT Upstairs Theatre at 123 East 24th Street)…
…and if you’re still hungry for impersonations after David Carl’s show, head on over to a gameshow that challenges comics to top each other with off-the-cuff impressions of celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures. Tonight’s contestants are Henry Zebrowski (co-star of Heroes, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell), Jermaine Fowler (Friends of the People), Eric Drysdale (writer for Late Show with Stephen Colbert), and Ariel Dumas (writer for Late Show with Stephen Colbert), with judge Morgan Miller (improv group Mermaids), and hosts Andy Beckerman & Ramsey Ess: Snap Impression Live (9:30 pm, $5, UCB East at 153 East 3rd Street)
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For many more shows, please click the following links to top NYC comedy venues:
Best Inexpensive Stand-Up, Improv, Sketch, and Storytelling
Upright Citizens Brigade Chelsea
(307 West 26th Street; 150-seater; shows free-$10; one of the most respected comedy theatres in the world; especially strong on improv (e.g., Gravid Water, Adsit & ?), sketch (Maude Night), solo shows, and one-act comedic plays, but also hosts one of the very finest stand-up shows in the city (Aparna Nancherla’s Whiplash)
Upright Citizens Brigade East
(153 East 3rd Street; 99-seater; a top comedy venue that leans a bit more towards stand-up and screenings, and on experimental shows taking big risks, than sister theatre UCB Chelsea; shows free-$10)
The PIT Striker (Upstairs) Theatre
(123 East 24th Street; 99-seater; a top venue that’s a powerful rival of UCB, and often surpasses UCB when blending comedy with music and/or theatricality; shows free-$20)
The Annoyance Theatre
(367 Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn; J/M/Z to Marcy or L to Lorimer; 50-seat theatre; spinning off from Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre, brings a fiercely fresh, experimental approach to improv and sketch; shows free-$10)
Best NYC Stand-Up Comedy Clubs
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From legendary NYC comedy site Brooklyn Vegan: Thank God for Hy Bender’s religiously updated show bible BestNewYorkComedy.com…It must be exhausting keeping that monster of a website alive. It is your daily comedy itinerary and it scares me how on top of his shit this guy is.
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